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Potentially Unwanted Programs PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 13 December 2014 06:24

Potentially Unwanted Programs

Potentially Unwanted Programs, also called in short as PUPs, and how you can detect them, stop them from installing and remove them, if third-party software install them on to your computer. This form of grayware or non-malware may affect your privacy, as well as potentially compromise your Windows computers security. It is clear by the name – unwanted programs – that they are software or apps you don’t want on your computer, laptop, phone, tablet or other devices. Then how do they get into on your computers? We’ll discuss the different tricks some software use, to install these unwanted programs on to your computers. Potentially unwanted programs are programs that come bundled mostly with freeware and install themselves, with or without your knowledge, on your devices. This especially happens when you are installing a freeware. The software installation package tricks you into accepting the installation of third-party programs that you do not really want. And not only with freeware, some paid software also install third party programs that you don’t want! The potentially unwanted programs which come in the form of browser add-ons and toolbars are readily identifiable. Others like programs that run in the background are not easily identifiable. You may have to check out your Windows Task Manager to find out the PUPs. Though they may seem innocent, the PUPs are often spyware. That is, they may contain keyloggers, dialers and similar software built into them. In such cases, your anti-virus system, if good enough, should give you an alarm as and when you are installing them, knowingly or unknowingly. That is the time when you have to stop the installation and prevent these potentially unwanted programs from being installed. Even if the PUPs are clean, they take up the precious system resources and slow down your computers...Find out a lot more by visiting windows8newsino forum.

 

 
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Steam Edition PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 December 2014 06:12

Microsoft Flight Simulator X Steam Edition

December 9th, 2014 – Dovetail Games, the multi award-winning developer and publisher of the Train Simulator series and Dovetail Games Fishing, today gave flight sim fans a lift for the holiday season with the announcement that Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition will launch on December 18 at a spectacular introductory price. Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition delivers an authentically accurate aerial experience for simulation enthusiasts and those with a passion for all things flight.  Pilots can climb into the cockpits of over twenty aircraft, from commercial and fighter jets to single-engine private planes and helicopters. More than 80 missions will test players in a variety of ways, including search and rescue challenges, test pilot scenarios, races and more. The game features updated multiplayer functionality, Windows 8.1 support and over 24,000 airports, delivering a beautiful, connected world and vast horizon begging to be explored...Learn more on our forum.

 

 
New Windows 10 Builds To Be Released Every 30 Days PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 05 December 2014 06:33

New Windows 10 Builds To Be Released Every 30 Days

Things have been rather steady on the Windows 10 front. The Windows Insider program took a little time to settle, but Microsoft has a good thing going with the slow and fast ring. Other than names, of course. But those that want quicker access to preview builds of the upcoming operating system can sign up for the fast ring, while the optimized and relatively more stable versions are reserved for the slow ring. However, a little change may be in the air. It appears that Redmond is planning a new rollout schedule. The company could switch to a monthly release schedule after the introduction of Windows 10 Consumer Preview early next year — with sources claiming that a single update build could be launched every 30 days. Sounds like a plan! The rest of the time, Microsoft would focus on fixing bugs and implementing performance updates, meaning these monthly builds will become more stable and reliable, and come with fewer issues. Truth be told, some of these preview builds have had a lot of issue. And the company has been patching them with new updates every few days. As of right now, build 9888 is out in the open, after being leaked. But this particular version crashes a lot, and is not what you would call stable. So those of you brave enough to try this, will have to do so at your own risk. Things, could, however change come 2015...Follow all future Windows 10 releases on our forum.

 

 
Windows 10 Build 9888 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 29 November 2014 06:08

Windows 10 Build 9888

Need to look past build 9879? Windows 10 build 9888 has been spotted in the wild, even though Microsoft have confirmed that they will not be releasing any new refreshes until next year. January is when we’ll get some new action. However that does not mean partners and a few select testers are getting their hands on newer versions. We now have the very first details about one such newer build — one that comes with a bunch of new improvements in terms of features and visual effects. You know, things that Redmond is primarily saving for the Consumer Preview release. This new flavor apparently includes updated animations, makes the zPC settings app the default settings application and begins the unification of the context menus. Obviously, some of these implementations are new, while others are just polish that has been applied uniformly throughout the operating system. A few yet, are features that users have been asking Microsoft to implement. And implement they have. The unification of the context menu, for example, is one such public demand. Redmond has also implemented a new search box in the PC settings screen that allows users to look for settings and launches the search charm for even quicker access. This is also the first version of Windows that comes with kernel version 10.0, signaling a complete revamp of the operating platform. And although this version appears quite stable and ready for testing, Microsoft plans to stick with its strategy of delaying release until January next year...Follow Windows 10 development and watch the 5 minute video we have posted at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Xbox One Black Friday 2014 Bundle PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 November 2014 03:16

Xbox One Black Friday 2014 BundleIt is that time of the year again when you can grab big stuff by spending fairly less, and now that the latest PlayStation 4 and Xbox One video game consoles are one year old, they are selling out everywhere on low bucks with a bunch of goodies such as next-gen video game titles and accessories. Microsoft itself has officially cut $50 off the Xbox One bundle and third-party retailers are making the console even more appealing by offering free game titles of your choice. Now is definitely a good time to get in on the action so without further ado, check out the list of all Xbox One Black Friday 2014 bundle and video game deals present in the market right now below. In only a couple of days from now, almost all well-known online as well as brick and mortar retail stores will be flooded with a huge flock of people out looking for great deals, which, most of the well-known retailers have already announced. The latest PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles are one year old now, and they are now supported by some very amazing first and third-party video game titles, so if you are planning to jump in on the next-gen action, now is apparently the best time to do so. With cheap value-focused bundles that Microsoft recently announced and standard Xbox One console bundled with one or more game titles, you can save some big bucks on Xbox One Black Friday 2014 Deals...We have the list posted at windows8newsinfo forum.

 
AOMEI OneKey Recovery PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 08 December 2014 02:52

AOMEI OneKey Recovery

As a Windows user, you have come across a situation, where your PC may have faced a Boot failure or displayed an Operating system not found error. If the computer just fails to boot, and if you do not have a system backup image, then there’s a high possibility that you may lose your data. This is where a tool like AOMEI OneKey Recovery can help you. AOMEI OneKey Recovery is a free software that can help you to create a factory recovery partition, make system backups, restore backups in case your system crashes, and use it to restore your computer to its factory default or a previously backed up state. The program is extremely user friendly, and hence easy to use. The interface is simple, with no unnecessary buttons or settings. Just like the program itself, the installation is also hassle-free. This 18 MB software gets downloaded as well as installed within no time. The creators of OneKey Recovery freeware have taken care to avoid pushing third-party offers. That is good, and we hope it remains this way. Once the installation is complete, it will place a shortcut on your desktop, which directly opens the main page of the program. It takes very few steps to create a factory recovery partition, as well as to restore your computer to it – around 2-3 clicks. For most of the systems, users just need to press ‘A’ when their machine starts booting into Windows PE environment in order to launch Onekey Recovery freeware...Learn more and follow the download link posted on windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Epic Games waiting for Windows 10 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 December 2014 05:34

Epic Games waiting for Windows 10

There are only a handful of games on the Windows Phone Store that really push the boundaries of graphics on mobile devices, compared to the competition that is. Whether the reason behind that is a lack of developer interest or the lack of tools and API’s to make that happen we’re not sure. Epic Games, the developers behind Unreal Engine have recently stated that brining the graphics engine to Windows Phone still hasn’t been a priority to them compared to competing mobile operating systems. The company made the same comments earlier this year when asked about bringing the engine to Windows Phone and Windows RT devices. Sweeney’s comments indicate that the company is waiting for Microsoft’s to fully unveil its upcoming Windows 10 operating system that will unify Windows and Windows Phone, making development of software a lot easier across different platforms before they bring Unreal Engine 4 to Windows-based phones. Windows 10, and Windows 10 for phones are still a long way out from hitting the market, so it will be a while until we get to enjoy games developed with the engine. Epics latest iteration of Unreal Engine supports full scene real-time HDR reflections, temporal anti-aliasing, GPU particle simulations and collision with dynamic lighting per particle and much, much more that will truly bring games to life on mobile platforms. It also support Microsoft’s DirectX 12 set of graphics API’s so it should feel right at home when it eventually launches on Windows 10 for phones...Tune into windows8newsinfo forum for more.

 

 
What are Spambots PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 November 2014 05:18

What are Spambot

Spambots are special programs that crawl the Internet for email addresses posted in social networking sites, discussion boards, comments, contact-us pages and elsewhere. Since the format of email ID is unique, it is easier to write programs to collect anything in that format. It started from spambots looking for “mailto” (HTML expressions that are used for presenting email IDs on the web). One example could be mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it us. In this example, the data following “mailto:” is the email ID. This would look Contact Us to the viewers and when clicked, opens your default email client with the email address in the To box. While many people still use the “mailto” tag, others resorted to using words instead of symbols so that spambots do not understand them. For example, abc at xyz dot com. But if spambots can be programmed to harvest all data in the form of This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , then they can also be programmed to check for formats such as “abc at xyz dot com” or “abc[at]xyz[dot]com“. In other words, spambots are programs that take into account all types of formats that can be used to display email addresses on the Internet and store it for spamming purposes. The safest form is to use a graphic that contains your email address. Since it is a graphic, the spambots cannot read it. For example, you simply type your email address on MS Paint or Adobe Photoshop and use that graphic on your Contact Us page. However, forums and comment discussions do not always provide graphic usage in signature so not many can make use of this tip. Spambots can be this defined as “automated programs that run (crawl) on the Internet to collect email addresses for a person or organization who can use the collected email addresses to send unsolicited (spam) email”...By visiting windows8newsinfo forum we have was to deal with spam bots too.

 

 
NotCompatible.c Android Virus Discovered PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 24 November 2014 14:41

 NotCompatible.c Android Virus Discovered

A previously discovered threat for Android which was dealt with two years has once again reared its ugly head – the malware, then known as ‘NotCompatible’ has returned under the NotCompatible.c – the main difference between the original and version c is that those employing it are using new tactics that seem to be taking the mobile virus world by storm. NotCompatible.c uses networking features such as peer-to-peer information transfer and a host of other clever software tricks to gain access to big networks, as well as private ones, within companies – using compromised Android devices.  Any network the device connects to is a potential target – the intrusion is unblockable by networking security as well, due to the P2P nature of the virus. Another reason the virus is so advanced for a piece of mobile malware is the level of encryption on traffic between the infected phone and the target network that is sent by the malware – it’s encryption is of a high enough level that the software on the target network can’t differentiate between the normal jumble of traffic it gets and the malware’s. Again, this covers NotCompatible.c’s tracks nicely. The distribution method of NotCompatible.c is decidedly old however, and this is where the virus is weakest – it doesn’t manipulate any security loopholes to get on your phone, it simply requires the user to click a bogus link from their smartphone’s browser – the same old tried and tested ‘phishing’ tactic we’ve seen on PC malware for years. This of course means websites and e-mail companies may eb able to eventually neutralize the virus by identifying the bogus links and their destinations – but, along with recent iOS viruses, NotCompatible.c’s infection method and advanced features are telling of a virus trend that’s starting to take mobile very seriously...We have the link to the complete article posted on our forum.

 

 
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