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Get ready for faster boot times with Windows 8

In recent weeks more and more information has slowly become available regarding the highly anticicapted, yet-to-be-released Windows 8 operating system.

From the positive first impressions it has set to news that the blue screen of death has been redesigned, Windows 8 is set to radically change the way Microsoft’s flagship OS is perceived.

Now, in a recent MSDN blog post, Microsoft’s Windows divisional chief Steve Sinofsky has promised much faster boot times for Windows 8.…

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Latest Symantec Report Warns of Increase in MBR Malware

According to the newly released August 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report, there have been as many MBR (Master Boot Record) malware threats in the first 7 months of 2011 as there were in the past 3 years combined!

If you are unfamiliar with the name, MBR malware infects the area of your computer’s hard drive that is first run when you turn on your PC. For this reason, it’s also known as boot time malware.

A recent story by Security Week Magazine stated that in June, “Microsoft warned Windows users about a bootkit Trojan known as Popureb, touching off …

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Fix Software Install/Uninstall Problems with Microsoft’s New Utility

If you have been experiencing issues with installing or uninstalling software on your Windows computer, your solution may now be in sight.

Microsoft has now released a Fix-It to diagnose problematic installing and uninstalling issues. Although it is usually not a problem to install or uninstall most Windows software, problems can occur during this process, causing programs to not install or uninstall properly.

“Installation issues are often caused by missing dependencies, for instance when a program that requires the Microsoft .NET Framework needs to be installed without the proper Framework version installed on the system, states Windows 7 News.…

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Windows is Now More Secure Than You Think

You hear it all the time. It’s almost considered common knowledge that Microsoft’s Windows operating system is insecure, unsafe, and an easy target for hackers.

But now, according to renown security firm Kaspersky Lab, that conventional wisdom is just plain wrong.

In their latest quarterly malware report, Kaspersky Lab’s discovered that none of the top 10 malware and security threats are¬†Microsoft-related. That’s right… not even ONE.

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