Windows 8 Uses BIOS to Store Your Product Key

By  · Monday, Nov 26, 2012 2 Comments

Do you remember those stickers at the bottom of your notebook or somewhere on your desktop computer? Well this sticker actually has the product key from Microsoft to activate your product. For most of you they must have gone fade now if you purchased your machine a while ago but now with Windows 8 these keys will be stored in your BIOS,

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Should You Install 3rd Party AntiVirus on Windows 8?

By  · Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 0 Comments

If you are keen about your computer security and want it to be flawless, then you should use some solid anti virus for your PC’s protection against threats. With Windows 8, Microsoft has bundled Windows Defender as a complete PC anti virus but a lot of people ask should they continue using Windows Defender or opt for some third-part

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How to Disable SmartScreen Filter in Windows 8

By  · Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 0 Comments

Windows 8 SmartScreen filter is a built-in feature in windows 8 that warns when you try to open potentially dangerous files and specifically those which are downloaded from internet. Without any doubt, this is a handy feature considering security at corporate level but if you are a home user, you may be annoyed by this popup every now and

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How to Disable Windows Defender to Install a Different Antivirus

By  · Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 0 Comments

Windows 8 comes with pre-installed Windows Defender to protect your PC against malware, spywares on viruses that may cause harm to your computer. But if you are more satisfied with some other anti-virus then you need to disable Windows Defender First. Windows Defender was initially launched to protect windows from malware but now it has

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Microsoft patches Critical Vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and Windows RT

By  · Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 0 Comments

It was said earlier that Microsoft will be releasing critical updates for Windows 8 to patch the recent flaws and vulnerabilities found by Vupen. So the upgrade has come and Microsoft has  patched 19 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), Excel and the .Net development framework, including four flaws in the just-released

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How to Create a Picture Password in Windows 8

By  · Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 0 Comments

Along with the conventional numeric or alpha-numeric passwords, windows 8 has brought a new type of protection for not only tablets but desktop PC’s as well because windows 8 runs on both. Windows Picture Password is a visual way of signing into your touch enabled device or desktop PC’s. With Windows 8 Picture Password, you

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Windows 8 to Get Security Patch for Remote Code Execution

By  · Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 0 Comments

Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 and Windows RT will get their first security patch this Tuesday. These security patches are to fix the recent loopholes discovered in Windows 8 by Vupen Security Team. The news came to surface when the security company tweeted about the windows 8 Zero day exploit and made it available for sale. This

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Win 8 Security System – Windows 8 First Antivirus Phishing Scam

By  · Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 0 Comments

It’s been a week since Microsoft officially launched windows 8 and it is under different attacks. We have seen that first an exploit was found in windows 8 security system that enables hacker to execute remote code via a webpage and now to add to the list, scammers have gone active by pushing out “Win 8 Security System”. As the

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First Security Bug Found in Windows 8 is Up for Sale

By  · Friday, Nov 2, 2012 0 Comments

It is not more than a week since Windows 8 was released worldwide and a security flaw has been found in Windows 8. Not only it has been found but the hackers who found this bug have not reported it Microsoft but are selling it online. Vupen, a French company that is known for finding vulnerabilities in widely used software from giant

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