Windows 10 Fall Creators Update : Oct 2017

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft has begun rolling out their latest update for their present Desktop Operating System, Windows 10. This update is named as Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Microsoft is planning to roll out the update in a phased manner. But if you cannot wait for the update to arrive you can jump the queue. In this … Read moreWindows 10 Fall Creators Update : Oct 2017

Ransomware WannaCry Cyber Attack : A D+10 report

lessons learnt from the wannacry cyber attack

WannaCry based Ransomware Cyber Attack began on 12 May 2017. It hit hundreds of PCs and Servers running outdated and unpatched version of Microsoft Windows OS. Users who had not installed Microsoft update patch MS 17-010 were mostly vulnerable to this attack. After gaining access to the system, WannaCry encrypted files of the user and … Read moreRansomware WannaCry Cyber Attack : A D+10 report

Ransomware WannaCry Cyber Attack : A brief introduction

ransomware wannacry

Ransomware WannaCry has hit Windows Computers worldwide. Here is what you need to know about this cyber attack in brief. The attack was launched on 12 May 2017 and within three days it has reached an epidemic proportions with no apparent relief in sight. What is a Ransomware Ransomware is an old concept. It is designed … Read moreRansomware WannaCry Cyber Attack : A brief introduction

BitLocker Drive Encryption

bitlocker drive encryption

Windows 10 comes with in built drive encryption called BitLocker Drive Encryption. If your PC is stolen, the files cannot be accessed by simply removing the Hard Disk Drive. This feature is available only in the Professional Version and has to be activated by signing in with an online Microsoft Account. What is BitLocker Drive … Read moreBitLocker Drive Encryption

Upgrading to Windows 10

As on Sept 2015, the automatic upgrade to Windows 10 has progressed well for Microsoft. Now there is a simpler way to upgrade your Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC to Windows 10. Go to the following URL https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/software-download/windows10 Download the Media Creation Tool. Check your version of Windows to select either 32 Bit or … Read moreUpgrading to Windows 10

WUDO or voodoo : Whats Microsoft upto this time

WUDO stands for  Windows Update Delivery Optimisation. It has been officially rolled out in the Windows 10 free upgrade. There have been enough hints dropped by Microsoft earlier, but it is a shocker that this has been enabled by default and that it has been done without the user’s consent. So what is WUDO all about. Under Settings … Read moreWUDO or voodoo : Whats Microsoft upto this time

Belarc Advisor : Your free personal audit tool

Belarc Advisor by Belarc Inc is a free tool to Audit a Windows PC. It provides you with tons of useful info focusing mainly on security audit and hence a useful tool for Cyber Security. It provides with a status of updates, software, network inventory and hardware info.

Before we begin it is important to point out that this tool is free only for personal use. Which means it is prohibited to be used in a corporate, educational, military or government setup, as per the license agreement.

Belarc Advisor can be downloaded from the following URL.

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

It comes as an installable package in a single exe file. Belarc Advisor is installed as a program in the Windows PC. You will need Administrator Privileges to install, run and extract useful info from your PC.  It will install a desktop short cut to run the program. It displays the result in your default web browser.

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[SOLVED] The Windows 8 repair and diagnosis loop

We recently received a HP Notebook owned by a Doctor. As expected there was a lot of invaluable data in the notebook related to medical studies and research accumulated over the years. Retrieval of data was of utmost importance. The notebook was forever in the Windows 8 repair and diagnosis loop. In this two part series … Read more[SOLVED] The Windows 8 repair and diagnosis loop