This Malware Can Turn Off Windows Defender

Some malware strains are built with robust protections in order to avoid detection. Zloader goes a step further and actually disables Microsoft Defender AV (formerly known as Windows Defender). That’s significant because according to stats provided by Microsoft Defender AV is preinstalled on more than a billion PCs running Windows 10. The hackers behind the campaign have changed their delivery …

Windows Server 2022 Has Been Released

Some products are released with lots of fanfare. Others with very little. There was almost no fanfare behind the release of Windows Server 2022 but it is currently available to customers. Windows Server 2022 has been in development for more than a year and comes in three different variants depending on your needs: Standard, Datacenter and Datacenter: Azure Edition. According …

Windows 11 Makes It Harder To Switch From Edge Browser

Analysts who have been following the development of Windows 11 generally have good things to say about the redesign of the interface. There is one aspect of the new OS that’s been raising hackles and causing analysts to sound alarm bells. That has to do with the new software’s browser controls. Microsoft faced a chorus of accusations of unfair competition …

Microsoft Paint Gets New Look In Windows 11

MS Paint has had a long and interesting history. It is one of the oldest apps bundled with Windows and has been present for literally decades. Microsoft made plans to retire Paint and replace it with Paint 3D. When the company actually began moving toward retiring Paint they faced an unexpected uproar from their massive user base. It seems that …

iCloud For Windows Adds Cloud Password Access And Management

Version 12.5 of iCloud for Windows is now out and features a small but important upgrade. The new version adds password access and management features. These allow users to manage passwords that have been saved in the iCloud from a Windows-based machine. The management features you will find here are pretty bare bones which makes it similar to Apple’s Chrome …

Windows Turned On Default Blocking For Potentially Unwanted Apps

Microsoft made a small but significant change to Windows 10 recently as it relates to PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Apps). It wasn’t something that got a lot of press but it’s a change well worth knowing about. Beginning with the May 2020 update for Windows 10, 2004, the Redmond Giant added a PUA blocking feature to Microsoft Defender. This new feature …

Windows 11 Might Change The Blue Screen Of Death

On the heels of Microsoft’s announcement of Windows 11, the Redmond Giant published an overview of the changes we can expect when the new OS rolls out. There’s a lot to like in what the company has told us so far. One change, however, has largely escaped notice. Granted, it’s a small change, but when you see it, you’re sure …

Microsoft May Allow 7th Generation Intel CPU’s On Windows 11

Not long ago, Microsoft announced the development of Windows 11, which formally brought the Windows 10 era to a close. Details were sketchy of course, as is often the case with announcements like the one Microsoft made. However, over time, additional details have come to light. Recently, for instance, the company announced that they were considering lowering the requirements for …

Chrome Soon Releasing Feature To Always Use Secure Connections

Recently, Google announced another change to its Chrome browser designed with user security in mind. The company will soon be rolling out an “HTTPS-Only” mode that will help make surfing a safer and more secure experience. The new feature is currently available for preview in the Canary build, Chrome 93, for Windows, Linux, Mac, Chrome OS, and Android systems. Although …

Microsoft Windows Is Working On Windows 11 Update Release

Later this year, the Windows 10 era will officially come to an end with the release of Windows 11. The latest version of the OS promises a raft of new features that will offer a “Next Gen” experience. Here’s a quick overview of what you can expect to see in Windows 11 when it is rolled out: A Totally Redesigned …