About AnandKhanse@TWC

Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com and a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows for the period 2006-16. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.
Windows ADK

Windows ADK for Windows 10 v1709 is now available

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update v1709 is here and along with it we also have the updated Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) available for download. For the record, this is the first time that Microsoft has provided simultaneous ADK […]

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Compromised CCleaner version was used to distribute Malware

A CCleaner version that was available for download during the period 15th August and 12th September was compromised and hacked to distribute the Floxif malware. According to Piriform, its developers, the affected versions were CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191. […]

Ransomware attacks reach new levels of sophistication

Ransomware silently renders your files/folders inaccessible by encrypting them. Repeated incidents of this kind have brought cyber security to the forefront of mainstream conversations as the impact of it is felt around the world by organizations and individuals alike. The […]

Windows Edition

Microsoft’s new Windows 10 Pro for Workstations targets power users

Microsoft caters for separate categories of customers. For example, there’s Windows 10 Home for personal use, Windows 10 Pro for working professionals and Windows 10 Enterprise for its volume customers. Moving a step forward, the software giant has announced a […]

UWT 4.3

Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4.3 adds Search functionality and more

One of the most requested features was for Ultimate Windows Tweaker to have a Search functionality that would let users easily search for the over 250 tweaks that the popular tweaking software has to offere. We are happy to say […]

Microsoft Build Tour 2017 India

Microsoft Build Tour 2017 India Highlights and News Roundup

The Microsoft Build Tour is a World Tour where in developers building applications for Microsoft hear about the latest Microsoft updates firsthand from Microsoft experts at the Microsoft Build conference. After the keynote, Microsoft hosts practical sessions covering recently released […]

Outlook

Microsoft lists Outlook problems caused by recent updates & Workarounds

Users of Microsoft Outlook are facing several problems after applying the recent June 2017 updates. Users of Outlook 2016/2013/2010/2007 have been affected by these issues. Microsoft has acknowledged the problems and suggested that users make use of these workarounds till […]

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Crysis Ransomware Decryption keys have been released

Decryption keys for the Crysis Ransomware have been released to the public by the malware developers. The keys will help affected users decrypt Wallet ransomware encrypted files, which is a part of the Crysis family of ransomware. Crysis Ransomware Decryption […]

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Impact of WannaCry ransomware in India

Ransomware attacks have become a growing concern for security researchers. In emerging economies like India where the government is running digital programs as flagship schemes to digitally empower society and knowledge economy, Ransomware attacks have become a grave threat. It […]

wannacry ransomware

Security researcher accidentally stops WannaCry Ransomware outbreak

Something very interesting appears to have happened accidentally! A security researcher seems to have temporarily at least stopped one variant of the WannaCry ransomware in its tracks. WannaCrypt also termed as WannaCry and Wcry or Wcrypt, has already caused massive damage […]

wannacry ransomware

NSA Tool used to spread WannaCry Ransomware; 75K infections in 99 countries!

The last several hours have been the dark hours for various organizations worldwide. A massive Ransomware attack has hit tens of thousands of computer systems in various companies and organizations across several countries including the UK, China, US, Russia, Italy, […]

Wait till Windows 10 Creators Update is offered to you, says Microsoft

From April 11th, 2017; Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update for Windows 10 devices. However, this procedure is done in phases, as there are millions of Windows 10 users across the globe. The new machines will get […]

WordPress noopener noreferrer

WordPress starts adding noopener noreferrer tags automatically

Did you notice that noopener noreferrer tags are being added to both external AND internal links that are set to open in a new tab (target_blank) in your WordPress blog? I noticed this happening on my blog last night. I […]

Kaspersky

Kaspersky will work with feature limitations on Windows 10 v1703

It looks like Kaspersky users who upgraded to Windows 10 v1703 may face some feature limitations in their security product. Users of Kaspersky Internet Security, Kaspersky Antivirus, and Kaspersky Endpoint Security may have seen this message after upgrading their computers […]

Windows Vista support

Microsoft to end Windows Vista support this month

Microsoft Windows Vista was one of the most talked about operating systems of its time. In fact, Windows Vista was a huge change from other Windows OS of that era. Hence, it was loved and hated by many. However, it’s […]

New Windows 10 devices coming with Creators Update

New Windows 10 devices coming with Creators Update

The Windows 10 Creators Update is all set to roll out globally starting from April 11. This update will also see some of the most innovative Windows 10 devices leveraging the creativity and gaming experiences enabled by the Creators update making […]

Windows 10 Creators Update is Coming Soon, says Windows Update

Most of us have been waiting with bated breath for the Windows 10 Creators Update which will be one of the biggest Windows 10 updates this year and needless to say, will usher in a load of new features. Yes, […]

Poorly coded Lamdelin Lockscreen Ransomware lets you in using Alt+F4

Ransomware, in general, is deadly, but sometimes their authors may not be intelligent enough to make them lethal enough, and that’s what happened with the new Ransomware kid, Lamdelim.A. Win32/Lamdelim.A has been detected as locking victim’s PC in exchange for […]

Anti-malware products from C-DAC India

C-DAC India launches free Botnet Cleaning & Anti-malware products

The Centre For Development Of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), the premier R&D organization Govt. of India for carrying out R&D in IT, Electronics and Computing, has via its Cyber Swachhta Kendra (Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre), launched a bunch of […]

Ransomware

Fewer Malware being released now, but Ransomware is on the rise

According to a report published by Network security company, SonicWall, there was a decline in the Malware attacks in 2016, however at the same time Ransomware attacks multiplied by hundreds. Statistics reveal that unique malware samples collected fell to 60 […]

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Google Brazil domain was hijacked

One of the most visited website addresses in Brazil – Google.com.br was hacked by a lone hacker few days ago.  The individual going by the online handle of “Kuroi’SH’ managed to gain unauthorized access through DNS hijacking. The same person […]

Windows Scoop Fans

Microsoft launches Windows Scoop Fans Program in India

It has been almost two years since the Windows Insider Program has been helping connect various Windows enthusiasts from all across the world. Now, Microsoft has taken it to the next level by launching a brand new program “Windows Scoop […]

Threat intelligence feeds are, at best, uneven in quality, says Microsoft

The latest information on global threat from malicious websites and shady IP addresses can, in fact, help a company detect threats and rapidly respond. The challenge is that threat intelligence feeds are, at best, uneven in quality. According to analysis by top […]

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Ask toolbar updater compromised to deliver malware

The Ask Toolbar is known for pushing 3rd-party offers and several users accidently install the bundled software along with the toolbar. It has now been found by Red Canary, that the Ask Toolbar Updater was compromised unknowingly to deliver certain […]

WinPlock

New WinPlock ransomware uses Fax messages to infect your PC

A new threat in the form of Fax messages can infect your PC with ransomware. This Ransomware is distributed via loads of spam emails usually carried out by attackers through intentional spamming campaigns. The subject of these emails is what […]