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Today I’m likely to educate you how you can fix a slow-moving computer. This is a trouble that a lot of individuals appear to have with their computer system. I guess it’s an issue that’s always family member, right? It always seems sluggish compared with the day you initially had it, or often you may go and attempt someone else’s computer and it’s more recent, so yours all of a sudden appears slow. So the term slow is all family member. I intend to show a few means … there’s really 2 major ways to accelerate a slow-moving computer system. Those two main means actually rely on the sort of sluggishness that you’re experiencing.
The two manner ins which I’m talking about is, is your computer system slow to start up and also get going as well as be usable, as well as is your computer slow-moving ongoing. So, as you’re utilizing your computer, a few hrs after you’ve begun it up, if it’s still slow-moving, after that there’s an additional means to fix that type of trouble. First off, I’ll begin with if your computer system is sluggish to begin. If your computer is slow-moving to begin it usually means that you have a lot of applications going for startup. So, Windows when it start up, it loads up all the Windows attributes and also functions, then it begins loading every application that you have set to run at Windows startup. If you have a great deal of applications, the process of beginning every application, and awaiting it to be ended up launching can take a truly long period of time. To provide you some kind of a suggestion of what applications you have running at startup, as a fast look, this is Windows 8, but this is very just like various other versions of Windows.
If you go down right-hand man task bar, you can see these symbols for applications down right here. If you have a great deal of symbols down right here, that normally suggests you have a lot of applications running in the history, and also frequently means you have actually got a lot of those applications, additionally, running at startup. If you have a lot of applications down there, and don’t recognize a lot of them, you must really experience a testimonial process, and check which ones you should have running at startup and also which ones you should not. In order to do that, you hold the control, alt and also erase switches with each other, as well as this brings up a discussion box. Then you click the alternative for task supervisor. Now, this is various in Windows 8 than it is from Windows View and also Windows 7, but the alternative for task supervisor coincides. When you click job manager, you then have this alternative come up. This is a list of procedures that are currently running on your computer system. This is not the screen we’re trying to reach. The screen we’re aiming to reach is the start-up tab.
Currently this startup tab reveals all of the applications that are operating on your computer system at start-up, as well as below you’ll see for me I have numerous applications provided below, and I don’t need all them. I cannot tell you which applications you have, since I have not seen your computer system, yet the vital point is to experience each of these individual applications, and say to on your own, “Do I actually need that to start when my Windows start-up takes place?” You might wait on it to begin later on. You can simply decided to open it later on after startup. I’ll provide you an instance below. I have iTunesHelper that begins at Windows start-up. I do not utilize iTunes instantly when I begin my computer. An iTunesHelper is a service that Apple has that checks for updates and also assists iTunes start faster. I don’t use iTunes on a daily basis, so I do not actually need to have iTunesHelper launching each time I begin my computer up. To get rid of this application from performing at start-up, you right click on it, and then simply click disable. Your option could be different in Windows Panorama as well as Windows 7, yet the process is till the exact same.
Then you could undergo as well as do that to all these various applications that you have actually detailed below. Do not hesitate to disable some that you assume you could require later. You can constantly return to this discussion box, and then re-enable them if you observe some sort of peculiarity going on. Other ones that might be useful to disable are upgrade alerts, as frequently you’ll see ones for Google upgrade. You’ll see ones for immediate messaging clients if you have like a Windows Live Carrier or Yahoo Carrier, or AOL Carrier. You might, likewise, see ones for … I would not disable anti-virus applications, since they’re generally had to run constantly so your system is safe and secure, but sometimes you’ll see ones for (inaudible 00:04:24) applications, for printers, for things that you simply don’t really need to run at start-up. Go through, be ruthless. Go and also disable a bunch of startup things, and then restart your computer as well as discover the impact. You’ll discover that it’s a lot faster too up. So, go through that procedure.
The second one manner in which your computer system could be slow-moving, which I spoke about, was when it is slow in general. It is constantly type of slow and also slow. That normally means that you have a minimal quantity of resources that are being taken in, as well as you can tell that it’s obtaining slow-moving due to the fact that when you try to open something, it takes a long period of time, like a file or a web page or something, and the way that you need to try and also take care of that problem is by reducing the quantity of sources that you’re utilizing all the time on your computer system. You do that by either disabling or uninstalling applications running in the background that you do not require. The procedure I just revealed you previously, concerning turning points off from going for start-up, really fixes a lot of this problem, because a lot of these applications that would usually start up and simply sit there running in the history regularly, will be impaired from also beginning at start-up.
So, step one, do just what I simply mentioned symphonious one. Tip two is actually uninstalling applications you do not need, since that’s, one, mosting likely to free up hard disk drive room, as well as, two, that is, also, mosting likely to disable whatever process that’s associated to the application that you’re uninstalling. It’s going to quit it from running at all. To uninstall an application, in Windows 8 you need to most likely to the control board, like each version of Windows, but to obtain there it’s a little various. You go to the settings alternative in the charms bar, and after that you most likely to programs and functions. So, click there, as well as below you’ll locate a checklist of all the various programs that you have set up on your computer system. Go through this listing and try to find ones that you just do not make use of any longer. If there’s ones that you might make use of, keep them. Don’t erase ones that you may use on a constant basis and even a seldom basis.
There’s a couple of methods that you could do here. One, you can look for applications that have been installed at an older date. There’s this column here that’s set up on. If you click it, it kinds it by either oldest to latest, or latest to oldest. I’ve just arranged it from oldest to newest, and also you could see that there’s several applications here that I had packed with my computer that I never ever use. I don’t really use the Dell Assistance Center. I extremely hardly ever utilize CyberLink Media Collection. They’re two applications that I could uninstall, due to the fact that I simply do not utilize them, as well as they probably occupy some kind of procedure or processor use while I’m utilizing my computer system, so it will have an excellent influence on COMPUTER performance.
It happens to everyone. You buy a brand new computer, and the first time you boot it up you’re AMAZED at how fast it is. But then… a couple years or even months go by, and before you know it, the computer struggles to run even basic programs. What happened? Well there are a lot of reasons why a computer might slow down over time, but I’ve got a list of ten things you can do in Windows that will hopefully get it running more like when you first bought it. And don’t worry, these are are all simple and free things you can do right now. Some of these might seem obvious, but others may not. So let’s go. First and foremost, clear out your startup programs AND services. This has got to be the number one reason for slow downs over time, because think about it. As time goes on and you install new programs, many of them make themselves start up with windows.
And if you don’t close them, you’ll have an ever-increasing number of programs just running in the background taking up resources. But don’t think that just because you don’t see many programs in the taskbar that there aren’t many programs running in the background. In Windows 8 and 10, you can open up the task manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc, and going to the Startup tab to see ALL the programs that start up with windows. In Windows 7 and earlier, go to the start menu and run “msconfig” Right click and disable any that you don’t immediately need all the time. You can obviously just manually run them whenever you want, but they don’t need to start up. Now here’s where most people screw up. Because the startup tab is not the end of the story. Because many programs install what are called “services”, which are still programs that run in the background, but you never see them.
So number two is to go through these startup services and disable any of those you don’t need as well. You can do this by going to the start menu and running “Services.msc”. You’ll get a list of all the services, and any that say “automatic” will start with Windows. What you can do is right click them, and change startup type to “manual”, so they’ll only run when the program starts. Keep in mind that you SHOULD be more cautious when disabling these, especially for programs that aren’t necessarily manually run by you. So for example disabling the printer service might cause trouble next time you go to print. So only disable services that you know you don’t need running in the background. This is also great for programs that you see starting up all the time, but you can’t find it in the startup list. It’s probably actually a service. Now quickly, kind of as a number “2.5”, this is pretty common sense and goes off one and two, but uninstall any unused programs.
This will free up hard drive space, and remove startup junk without having to go through the whole list of startup programs and services trying to figure out what each one does. Alright number three, another simple one you’re hopefully already doing, is scanning for malware and viruses. If your computer is always running slow for no apparent reason, it’s possible there are hidden malicious software running in the background, doing anything from showing you ads to using your computer resources in a bot net. Now there are both free and paid antivirus options, and free versions of paid ones. These include Avast, AVG, Bitdefender, and Malwarebytes. For paid programs, I personally use Eset Smart Security, and I’ve been happy with it. Even if your computer isn’t running slow though, you should have some sort of antivirus on your computer, for reasons I’ve covered in plenty of other videos. Ok number four is quick and easy, and that’s disabling windows animations. One of the ways you can do this is to go to the Ease of Access settings window, and check “Turn off all unecessary animations when possible”.
You can also to Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings > Performance Settings, and adjust which animations to use. You can select for best performance which will disable all of them, or pick and choose. This will probably make the biggest difference on low power computers. Next, number five is keep all your software up to date. This includes Windows itself, your graphics drivers, and anything else you use regularly. They are frequently releasing new updates that optimize for performance, as well as improve security. Plus, it’s just good practice. Number six. Check your power settings! Especially on laptops, the default may be to have it set to “balanced” or even “power saver”, which are good for conserving battery, but will also slow down your computer considerably. Instead, you may want to change it to High Performance, definitely if you’re on a desktop, and on a laptop maybe only when you’re plugged in. I learned this the hard way a couple years back when I got a brand new laptop that was supposed to be really high end. But when I got it, it was SO slow, I couldn’t figure out why.
After several days, I finally realized it was on power saver mode, and when I switched it to high performance, THEN it was lightning fast. So be sure to check that. Ok now we’re going to get slightly more technical but don’t worry. So number seven is check your hard disk for errors. You can do this in a couple ways. First, you can check the hard drive’s reported health by going to the command prompt, so start menu, type CMD. Then typing in “WMIC”, and then “diskdrive get status”. If they all say OK, one for each drive, it means that there are no immediate serious errors that it thinks at least. If it says something other than OK, then one of your drives could be having issues and you should REPLACE IT.
The other way to check for drive errors is to go to command prompt and run the Check Disk command, by typing “CHKDSK /f”, which will search for and try to repair errors on your drive. If you consistently get a lot of errors, again that may mean your drive is failing. This is why you always want to back up. ALWAYS! Number eight. Check the Windows File Integrity. Back at the good old command prompt, type in “SFC /scannow” to run the system file checker, and it will try and find any system files that are missing or corrupted and try to repair them.
Now there are a ton of possibilities for error messages it could spit back at you, so if you get one, you’ll just have to Google it yourself ok? I am not going to help everyone with every random error they get, because I wouldn’t know what they are without looking them up either. Next on to number nine. Check for memory errors. If you have bad memory, it can cause ALL sorts of weird problems that you might never guess has to do with your RAM. To do this go to the start menu and search for “Windows Memory Diagnostic”. Now careful, don’t click “Restart Now” unless you actually want to restart this second. You probably would rather check on next startup, and restart whenever you want. After you restart it should just start automatically and tell you if anything comes up. Or if you want to get advanced you can press “F1” to change the test settings, but that’s not really necessary.
If you get a lot of errors it could mean that your RAM isn’t seated properly, or one of the sticks is faulty and needs to be replaced. If the RAM is actually bad, replacing it is really the only option. And alright finally for the free options, though there are a couple non-free things I’ll mention in a second after. So number ten is to just nuke it and start over. Reformat the hard drive and reinstall windows altogether. This is obviously the most extreme option, but if you have consistant issues that you can’t seem to fix no matter what, a fresh installation of windows is often the best way to go. Explaining how to reformat and reinstall windows is way beyond the scope of this video, and if you have no idea what I’m talking about then it’s probably NOT something you should do. But this list would not be complete without it. So next are a couple bonus options, but these involve actually buying new hardware, so they are not free.
First, you can buy an SSD to replace your main hard drive. Sure you could get a small one and just boot Windows off it, but SSDs are much cheaper today to get a big one. Let me just tell you, there is probably nothing that will make your computer run faster than getting an SSD. Of course assuming the rest of your computer isn’t ancient. And once you get one, you’ll never want to go back. The other thing you can do is MAYBE buy more memory, depending on how much you have now.
If you have 8GB of RAM or less, and you do more than just check your emails and type up word documents, you could probably benefit from getting more. However, I definitely think it would be much more beneficial to get an SSD first. And no, unfortunately you cannot just download more RAM, as awesome as that would be. So I think that just about sums it all up, those should be the some great things to try if your computer is running slower than it should be. If I did forget anything though be sure to let me know, so leave a comment maybe with any tips you think would be helpful too.
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On – 23 Sep, 2017 By
Question from Keith P.: Hi Rick. I have a computer with Windows 10 and I have a question about it.
When I open File Explorer it always shows the “Quick Access” view by default, but I really prefer to see “This PC” instead.
Is there any way to make File Explorer automatically open with “This PC” displayed without having to manually click the link to show it?
Rick’s answer: “This PC” is my preferred view as well, Keith. Luckily, all it takes is a simple settings change to make it the default view in File Explorer. Just follow the steps below:
1 – Press the Windows+E key combination to launch File Explorer.
2 – Click the View option on the menu bar.
3 – Click Options over on the far right, then click Change folder and search options.
4 – Make sure the General tab is active, then change the “Open File Explorer to” option to This PC.
5 – Click OK.
That’s all there is to it Keith. From now on File Explorer will display the “This PC” view by default instead of “Quick Access”.
Bonus tip: This post explains four fast and easy ways to open the ‘Settings’ app in Windows 10.
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On – 08 Jul, 2017 By
Microsoft’s vision of the future of a Windows 10 PC comes in the form of the new Surface Pro.
The Surface Pro – Microsoft dropped its numbering scheme – follows on from last year’s Surface Pro 4, which was an excellent computer plagued by heat and battery life issues. So with longer battery life and laptop-level power is the new version ready for prime time?
The new Surface Pro looks practically identical to the one it is replacing. It’s the same thin tablet with a 12.3in screen on the front and a kickstand on the back.
The edges of the tablet have been smoothed a little, which makes it nicer to hold, while the gap in the edges for the fans has been completely removed in the new fanless m3 and i5 versions – only the top-of-the-line i7 versions have fans. The kickstand has a greater range of motion, which is more useful than it sounds, but side-by-side you’d be hard pressed to tell them apart.
A pair of stereo speakers are embedded in the edge of the screen, while a 5-megapixel front-facing camera looks at you from the top flanked by the IR sensors required for Windows Hello face recognition.
The Surface Pro is well built, with only a little give in the body if twisted hard, and solid in use with only a little flex in the screen if you really push hard.
The screen is brilliant. It’s pin-sharp with excellent viewing angles and a new “enhanced” colour option that really makes the display pop. You can toggle between enhanced colours and sRGB, which will be useful for anyone needing to edit photos for colour accuracy. The display is more reflective than the best on the market, but with the full range of tilt through the kickstand it was easy to avoid glare from flourescent strip lights in an office.
How powerful the Surface Pro is depends very much on the model you pick. The base level has Intel’s anaemic Core m3 processor, which will be fine for basic web browsing and a few office duties but not much more than that, and so is best avoided. The Core i5 version will be the sweet spot for many, with good general performance for all but the most demanding tasks, particularly as it is fanless.
The tested configuration was a top-end Core i7 with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage and Iris Plus 640 graphics.
Microsoft’s computers tend to have the smoothest, fastest Windows experience out of the box, as unlike most other PC manufacturers they’re not bundled with any software other than Office, meaning start-up times are fast. The Surface Pro also has one of the fastest Windows PC resume from standby responses I’ve ever tested, with Windows Hello facial recognition detecting me and logging me in before I’ve brought my hand back from the keyboard or power button.
It doesn’t always work, struggling in bright sunlight and occasionally with a lamp behind my head, but when it works it’s amazing. There’s no fingerprint sensor, which is slightly disappointing.
The Surface Pro was faster than almost any other laptop I have used, handling even complex in-painting jobs in some very large images without skipping a beat. The Iris Plus 640 graphics will also be able to handle a little light gaming, but only with relatively low resolution and detail settings – there’s simply no substitute for a discrete GPU for gaming.
The fans on the Core i7 variant were considerably quieter than the Surface Pro 4, and could only be heard in an office environment when you put your head right up to the tablet. It was quieter during day to day activities than a Dell XPS 13, Razer Blade Stealth and HP Envy, all with similar specifications. The tablet didn’t get hot to the touch when watching videos or even editing images while hand-holding it.
Using the Surface Pro as my sole computer through the working day, including word processing in Typora, lots and lots of browsing in Chrome, Nextgen reader, some image editing in Affinity Photo and listening to Spotify, the battery lasted an average of 6 hours 40 minutes between charges. That was with the brightness set at “recommended”, using the Type Cover and the old Surface Pen and meant that it wouldn’t quite last a full work day. It’s about an hour’s improvement over the Surface Pro 4, but not quite good enough to be able to leave your charger at home.
The touchscreen performance was good. The new Surface Pro does not come with the Surface Pen stylus (a £99 accessory), but can now handle tilting the stylus and can connect to the Surface Dial either on-screen or off-screen for more accessorised control.
Editing images with the tablet almost flat on a desk using the old Surface Pen was a very good experience, and there are plenty of drawing, painting and sketching tools available. The new Surface Pen wasn’t available but offers much the same experience with a few worthy additions.
The port situation of the Surface Pro is a mixed bag. It has a full-sized USB 3.0 port, which is great. It also has a miniDisplayPort, which is welcome, and a microSD card slot hidden under the kickstand. But that’s it for universal ports. It has no HDMI, no ethernet and no USB-C ports, which really hampers the Surface Pro’s futureproofing. Soon there will be a time when USB-C is the standard for both connectivity and power.
The Surface Pro does have Microsoft’s Surface connector on the side, which charges power from the relatively small power brick, but can also hook up to the £190 Surface Dock accessory adding four more USB-A ports, ethernet, miniDisplayPort and a headphones socket as well as charging the tablet. Microsoft will also release a Surface connector to USB-C adapter at a later date, but has not confirmed when or how much it will cost.
The Surface Pro comes with Windows 10 Pro out of the box – not the infuriating Windows 10 S – with the Surface settings app the only addition compared to any other version of Windows. That means it doesn’t come with any additional so-called bloatware or maintenance apps, just what’s built into Windows 10 and that is totally fine by me.
The Surface Pro does not come with a keyboard in the box, and while the on-screen keyboard and handwriting recognition are both excellent, there’s no substitute for a real keyboard, making the £125 Type Cover essential.
It magnetically attaches to the bottom of the tablet, and folds flat against the screen to create a flap case. When extended you have two typing profiles to choose from: entirely flat against a desk, or slightly raised at the point it reaches the tablet, which makes for a more stable machine on a lap.
The Type Cover is remarkable. The keyboard is one of the best I’ve used on any machine, let alone just a tablet, and the trackpad is as good as they get for Windows, if a little on the small side compared to Apple’s huge trackpads. It was a pleasure to type with on a desk. On a lap it is still not as good as a laptop, just because it lacks the rigidity of the older form factor, but the combination of improved kickstand on the back of the tablet and the more solid type cover made it a perfectly workable solution in all but the tightest of spaces.
I used the Type Cover with plastic coating, which is excellent, but an alcantara-covered version will be available for £150 as well as a £150 version with a fingerprint scanner.
The new Surface Pro comes in a range of models and costs starting at £799 with an Intel Core m3 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The Core i5 versions with 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD or 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD costs £979 and £1,249 respectively. The Core i7 version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD costs £1,549, with 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD costs £2,149 and 16GB of RAM and 1TB SSD costs £2,699.
None of the machines come with the Type Cover keyboard, Surface Pen or Surface Dial. The Type Cover costs £125, the Surface Pen £100, the Surface Dial £90 and the Surface Dock £190.
The new Surface Pro is the best example of what can be made out of a full-fledged Windows 10 tablet-laptop hybrid. It has all the power most will need, a great screen, good kickstand, decent speakers and an excellent set of accessories, including an attachable keyboard and trackpad that’s better than many dedicated laptop keyboards.
But the Surface Pro is also pretty expensive and doesn’t come with either a keyboard or a stylus, which means you’ve got to add another £125 just for the keyboard on top of the price of just the machine, and it only scrapes in on acceptable battery life. I still wouldn’t leave the house without the charger. It also isn’t futureproofed, with no USB-C and a shortage of ports, which is pretty poor for a machine you’re spending upwards of £1,000 on and are likely to want to keep for at least a couple of years.
Where previous Surface Pro devices have been good experiments, the new Surface Pro for 2017 is now ready for the mainstream as a viable laptop replacement. Beyond being limited by its lack of USB-C ports, my other big complaint is the lack of a version with 16GB of RAM at a more affordable cost, but pay top-dollar and you get a top-drawer experience.
Pros: great screen, brilliant keyboard (optional), microSD card reader, excellent kickstand, Windows Hello, fast but quiet, solid build
Cons: battery life only just acceptable, no USB-C, expensive
On – 28 Jun, 2017 By Samuel Gibbs
Till now you must have read our lots of tutorials related to Windows Operating system as it is the only operating system that provides lots of customization and user-friendly environment to work on. As you must be familiar with registry settings that are system settings that you can modify to customize your OS. Either from our site or from any other site you must try some cool tips and tricks that you can implement using the registry editor. But the only issue with this tweak is that sometime user may change some system settings that are irreversible and at the time there is no other option than reinstalling the operating system. And at that time user must have to be very careful as it can even lead to important data loss. Because registry settings are the core of your OS and can alter this can lead to alteration of system files of OS that may make your operating system even buggy. But being a
But being a reader you should not worry about this as we are always here with some cool tricks that help you in lots of ways. And to resolve the issue and be safe from the above-discussed method we are here with a cool guide that will help you to take backup of your Windows Registry. Yes, it’s possible and you can easily implement this in your PC. And the major benefit is that you can easily restore them whenever you want. And all system settings will get reverted and you can protect your operating system from being crashed. So have a look on complete guide discussed below to proceed.
Now proceeding to the method, here we have three ways by which you can actually take the backup of your registry and we will be discussing all those possible ways, As you can choose any of the ways that you feel more convenient. So have a look on all these methods below.
In this method, you will be creating a backup point that you can use anytime to revert your system settings. For this follow the below steps:
1. First of all in your Windows PC hit the start button and then type “restore point” and then select the option “create the restore point“. And the dialog box will appear where you need to create a restore point where your backup is going to reside. Now proceed to step 2.
2. Now on the dialog box that appears click on “create” button and choose the restore point where you want to save all the current settings. And do remember the destination location where your backup is saved.
3. Thats it you are done, now your system has one restore point from which you can easily restore the settings. And that you can simply do by restoring from a restore point.
This is the another great method that will help you to get a zip file that you can directly save in any of your external storage device and from the device you can easily restore them whenever you needed. As this is the most portable way to do the backup and restore. To create this follow the below steps to proceed.
1. First of all press “Window+R” button of your keyboard and then type Regedit and then hit enter and registry editor will get open.
2. Now registry editor dialog box will appear.
3. There click on “File” option and select “Export” and then select the location where you want to store that zip file and hit save.
3. Thats it you are done, now a zip file will get created there that will be containing all your registry settings and you can easily copy and paste that file in any other location.
4. And to restore the settings you just need to select Import from a file and then locate this backup file and all the registry settings will get restore.
So the above guide was all about how you can backup and restore registry settings in your windows operating system. And with this, you can make sure that no tweak can make your system crash and lead to loss of any of your important file. As you will now have safeguard with you that will revert back all the settings. Hope you like the guide, keep on sharing with others too. Leave a comment below if you have any related queries with this as the techviral team will be always there to assist you in any of your tech-related problems.
On – 19 Jun, 2017 By Karanpreet Singh
Do you use the WINDOWS PC COMPUTER Operating System on your PC? Working on Windows is quite easy and simple. Now with the help of some free programs you can make your PC even more useful. PC offers many such inbuilt customization options in its Operating System.
Its Windows 10 version has many features that are quite useful. But there is many third-party software that allows you to make customization of WINDOWS PC COMPUTER a lot easier. These softwares are totally free.
In Windows, there is an inbuilt uninstaller but it does not work much. So here at work you can use REVO Uninstaller. It does not uninstall the program but also removes the registry changes made by that program. And your PC becomes completely clean with that program.
FENCES better than pc’s inbuilt icon arrangement are a good choice. It can leave the space for the icon by keeping the desktop organized. It gives more desktop space by creating the group of icons.
With the help of SUMO software, you can keep track of all your installed softwares. SUMO updates them as soon as they receive updates of the Installed Software, which allows you to get rid of the software update repeatedly from the software.
The VISTA SWITCHER is a very useful and better option by making the inbuilt ALT + TAB of PC more by making it even better. This makes multitasking more manageable and better. This creates a list of all opened programs and folders, making multitasking much easier.
TERA COPY is a good and advanced option if you are worried about the inbuilt transfer tool of pc. It enhances the speed of the transfer. This creates a list of different processes of files so that the work is completed even after the failure of a file.
EAGLE GET is a good option to get rid of the Slow Downloading of the browser. This download manager is easily integrated with any browser. And it helps in fast downloading.
Windows’s inbuilt search tools are quite slow. EVERYTHING is an advanced search utility tool for WINDOWS PC COMPUTER. The search result starts with the name of the file itself. It runs in the background and indexes every file on your hard drive.
IOBIT is better and smart defrag tool that work better than other. It runs in the background and only works when your computer is inactive. In this way, your hard drive works faster. It helps to get run faster to your WINDOWS PC COMPUTER.
On – 16 Jun, 2017 By Deepak Prajapati
Another widespread ransomware attack is threatening to wreak havoc across the world.
Businesses and government agencies have been hit with a variation of the Petya ransomware — that is, malware that holds crucial files hostage. The malware is demanding $300 in bitcoin before victims can regain access.
The new ransomware, identified by security firm Bitdefender as GoldenEye, has two layers of encryption, researchers said. It locks up both your files and your computer’s file system.
“Just like Petya, it is particularly dangerous because it doesn’t only encrypt files, it also encrypts the hard drive as well,” said Bogdan Botezatu, a senior threat analyst with Bitdefender.
The malware forces an infected PC to reboot as soon as it finishes encrypting files, so you’ll see the ransom demands as soon as possible. Researchers at Recorded Future said there’s also a hidden Trojan on Petya that steals victims’ usernames and passwords.
This is the second global ransomware attack in the last two months. It follows the WannaCry outbreak that ensnared more than 200,000 computers, locking up hospitals, banks and universities. Like WannaCry, the GoldenEye and Petya attacks affect only computers running the Windows operating systems.
Microsoft released patches for all Windows operating systems after the global outbreak, but people who’ve updated their computers could still be affected, according to Anomali, a threat intelligence company. That’s because Petya can also spread through Office documents, taking advantage of yet another vulnerability and combining it with similar wormholes a la WannaCry.
More than 38 million computers scanned last week are still vulnerable to the ransomware attack because they have not patched their systems, according to data from Avast’s Wi-Fi Inspector.
“The actual number of vulnerable PCs is probably much higher,” Jakub Krostek, Avast’s Threat Lab Team lead, said.
The difference between Petya and WannaCry is that Petya apparently does not have a kill-switch that could be accidentally triggered.
Government agencies in Ukraine, along with financial firms, banks and a power distributor, got hit by the attack Tuesday morning. Russia’s largest oil exporter, Rosneft, was also slammed with a cyberattack on its servers.
More than half of the attacks occurred in Ukraine, according to Costin Raiu, director of global research at Kaspersky Lab. Tensions between Ukraine and Russia continue to boil over cyberattacks between the two neighboring nations.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman called the attack “unprecedented,” but also said crucial IT systems were unaffected by the malware. “Our IT experts are doing their work and protecting strategic infrastructure,” Groysman said in a post on Facebook.
Rosneft said the cyberattack did not affect its oil production because it had switched to a reserve control system.
US-based pharmaceuticals giant Merck said Tuesday that its computer network was “compromised as part of [the] global hack.”
A.P. Moller-Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company, said it suffered a cyberattack that took down multiple IT systems.
IT systems for WPP, one of the world’s largest advertising agencies, also were affected by a cyberattack. DLA Piper, a law firm operating in more than 40 countries, said it had been hit with suspected malware as well.
Researchers from Symantec confirmed that the GoldenEye ransomware used EternalBlue, the NSA exploit that fueled WannaCry’s spread. So far, more than $4,600 has been paid to the attackers’ bitcoin wallet in 19 payments.
Security experts and government agencies recommend against paying ransomware, and GoldenEye is no different. The ransomware attackers behind Tuesday’s attacks were using a Posteo email for victims to contact and pay the ransomware.
Posteo shut down the account before the ransomware spread, and is working with German police to figure out who set up the email address.
It’s still unclear who’s behind the Petya attacks. Researchers still have not found the hackers responsible for WannaCry, though the NSA has linked that attack to North Korea.
The source for Petya’s ransomware code had been available on the dark web since April, and been used multiple times, giving the malware authors 15 percent of the profit, according to Avast.
Originally published June 27 at 8:14 a.m. PT.
Updated at 10:11 a.m. PT: Incorporated more details on the ransomware and who has been affected and at 11:40 a.m. PT: to include that the email address behind the ransomware has been shut down.
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On – 27 Jun, 2017 By Alfred Ng
Mixer is the only next-gen live game streaming service that offers viewers real-time influence and participation in game streams. Mixer’s streaming protocol delivers content with less than one second of latency. It makes game streams so fast and clear, that it’s a refreshing surprise to both streamers and viewers—almost like they’re in the same room! Here’s how to get started with Mixer:
Featured streams are available right from the homepage, or you can sort streams by game using the “Games” menu on the left-hand side of the homepage.
While you’re there, consider logging in with your Microsoft account so that you can start earning sparks when you view Mixer streams across both Windows and Xbox One devices. Sparks are in-app currency you use to interact with streamers in ways they’ve setup (like soundboards!).
You should now see your Microsoft account profile photo in the top right corner of the Window.
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To set more detailed settings for your future broadcasts, select the Start button, then Settings > Gaming > Broadcasting. Additional settings can be accessed by visiting your channel on Mixer.com.
A Video on Demand (VoD) is a recording of a previous stream that is automatically saved on Mixer. VoD recording must be enabled with the “Keep recordings [VoDs] of my streams” option on your “Manage Channel” page of Mixer.com before your stream starts for the VoD to be saved (VoD recording is disabled by default).
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On – 10 Jul, 2017 By Elana Pidgeon
Killing Cortana isn’t as easy as it used to be.
When Windows 10 first released, turning off Cortana was as simple as flipping a switch in the digital assistant’s settings, but Microsoft removed the option in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Now there’s no obvious way to disable Cortana—but it is possible using not-so-obvious methods.
Completely eradicating Cortana requires a quick and easy registry edit, which we’ll detail here. If you don’t want Cortana spying on you but also detest the idea of mucking with your PC’s deepest software innards, PCWorld’s guide to privacy-boosting Cortana tweaks can show you how to limit the personal information it sends Microsoft. Cortana will still run in the background with limited functionality if you don’t perform the registry edit, though.
Hold your horses! As simple as this is, it’s always a good idea to create a system restore point before editing the Windows registry—so go ahead and do that now. It only takes a minute. (Ironically, the easiest way to do so is to search for “restore point” with Cortana.)
With that out of the way, let’s start registry hacking.
Press Windows Key + R simultaneously on your keyboard to bring up the Run interface, then type regedit into the box and press Enter. Depending on your security settings you may be prompted to give Windows permission to run the Registry Editor. If so, do so.
Once the Registry Editor is open, navigate to the following folder in the left-hand navigation pane: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Policies > Microsoft > Windows > Windows Search.
Here’s the only potentially tricky part: You might not see a Windows Search folder. If it isn’t there, right-click the Windows folder, select New > Key, and name it Windows Search.
With the Windows Search folder selected in the left-hand navigation pane, right-click in the main portion of the window and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. A new listing will appear in the main pane, ready to be named; christen it AllowCortana. Afterward, double-click it and in the box that appears, ensure that the Value Data is set to ‘0’—minus the quotation marks.
That’s it! Close the Registry Editor, then sign out of Windows 10. When you sign back in, Cortana will be long gone. The digital assistant’s former field remains in the Windows 10 task bar, but it now reads “Search Windows” and tellingly lacks Cortana’s all-seeing eye icon.
You won’t be able to use any Cortana-enabled features in the dumbed-down search field, like setting reminders, getting personalized news, receiving up-to-date travel info, or asking goofy questions. You will be able to search for files, system settings, and terms as before. That said, you won’t be able to tap Cortana’s smarts to perform natural language queries like “Find pictures from June” either, so narrowing down file search results may take a bit more work.
Speaking of which, wiping Cortana’s previous memories of you from Microsoft’s servers takes an extra step. Head to Microsoft’s privacy dashboard website, sign into your Microsoft account, and clear whatever personal data you want Microsoft to forget. Be warned: Your choices may also affect other Microsoft services, like Bing, Edge, and Maps.
Cortana isn’t totally dead, though. You’ll still see the process lurking in Task Manager if you pay attention. Kill it and it’ll immediately spring back to life. Your search queries nevertheless stay strictly local.
If you ever decide resummon Cortana, simply retrace your steps in the Registry Editor and either delete the AllowCortana value, or simply set it to “1” instead of “0.”
On – 12 Jul, 2017 By Brad Chacos