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Tag: Windows

Microsoft Tools Really Disappoint When It Comes To Malware Removal

Considering all the new bells and whistles Windows Defender was picking up lately, it perhaps comes as a surprise that Microsoft’s security tools are really not all that good when it comes to actual malware removal. The latest round of security tests performed by German institute AV-TEST show that Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Malicious Software …

AMD Ryzen Officially Launched

Bringing with it a mammoth 52% IPC increase, virtually unheard of in the semiconductor space. But AMD Ryzen CPUs are now officially in town, and with it hopes of some cataclysmic changes in the PC industry. At the very least, we can expect these powerful new processors to power affordable Windows 10 tablets, driving the platform …

Microsoft Release Surprise Fix For Flash Plugin

Microsoft may have delayed its scheduled Patch Tuesday updates for February last week due to an unspecified last minute issue, but Flash is something that deserves special attention. No surprises, then, that the company has pushed an out-of-band release to fix issues in the plugin. It patches several security flaws in Adobe Flash for users on …

Microsoft Confirms February Patches Will Arrive In March

I suppose there is a first time for everything. Patch Tuesday has been delayed, and now Microsoft has confirmed that the patches that were meant for this month have been pushed to next. The company originally decided to hold back the release of new updates because of issues that it did not actually disclose — all …

What Went Wrong With The Delayed Patch Tuesday?

Stranger things? The second Tuesday of this month seems mighty strange, after news that Microsoft had to delay the rollout of Patch Tuesday security updates for its software products. Apparently, due to a last-minute bug. It seems to be the first time ever the company deviated from its monthly schedule, the first time ever that Patch …

Microsoft Delays Patch Tuesday

Say, where’s the big moment! You may be wondering what happened to the Patch Tuesday this month, considering we are approaching the middle of February already. Microsoft has made it a habit of releasing patches and updates to its software and operating systems on the second Tuesday of a month. This is when all its currently …

Best Antivirus Solutions For 2016 Ranked

Always a good time taking a bird’s eye view of what ended up being the best antivirus solutions for a given year, and this is exactly what the folks over at AV-Comparatives have done for the year 2016. They have listed their picks for the best antivirus program for the year that just ended. And the …

Mac Malware Makers Now Using Classic Windows Techniques

Macros? Fake Flash Player updates? Anything goes, as far as cybercriminals that target the Mac platform are concerned. Even making use of old Windows malware techniques. This latest discovery has two separate strands of threats that make use of these classic methods. One is the way of macro abuses on Microsoft Word documents. This one was …

This Could Well Be The Most Threatening Malware Ever!

Invisible. Fileless. Wreaking global havoc! One or more hacking groups are targeting hundreds of organizations across the world with a new type of malware that is incredibly hard to detect. Around 140 banks, financial institutions, telecom companies and government organizations are already affected, according to Russian security vendor Kaspersky Lab. The firm has promised to reveal …

More Flaws Found In Windows 10 Than Windows 7?

Wait, what? Flaws and vulnerabilities in software rarely are a dull affair, particularly when seen in the context of operating systems. Even Windows 10 has more than its fair share. In fact, the latest iteration of Windows has more reported flaws than its more popular version. Windows 7 leads the world in usage, but Windows 10 …

Microsoft Developing Cloud Shell, A New Windows Version

Here’s a report that raises more questions than answers! Microsoft is said to be working on Cloud Shell, which is billed as a lightweight version of Windows for a modern computing world. Fancy words. But the strategy somewhere mirrors the Composable Shell, or CSHELL, details of which arrived last week revealing Microsoft’s efforts towards establishing a …

Readly Also Abandons Its Windows Apps

Another one bites the dust! Readly, a popular subscription service that provided users access to more than 1,200 magazines has just announced that it is shutting down its Windows apps. Both the Windows and Windows Phone apps are set to be retired on February 27. The company confirmed this news in an email sent to subscribers, …