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.
PyLocky Decryptor Tool

PyLocky Decryptor Tool is now available for download

PyLocky is relatively new ransomware written in Python, which is responsible for encrypting all the files on the victim’s computer and then ask for a ransom to let the user access their encrypted data by decrypting them. Till date, the victims […]

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KB4480960 and KB4480970 causing Network & other issues

On Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday, January 8th, the company released new monthly rollup for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, along with the security updates for these Operating systems versions. But, soon after the release, reports emerged that the […]

Driver Quality

Microsoft details how it is driving the Driver Quality Improvements

Following its promise of bringing out transparency in revealing more about how Windows 10 operates, Microsoft has come out detailing how Driver quality evolves in the Windows 10 ecosystem. Elaborating how drivers are tested extensively through a process that involves […]

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Windows Defender ATP now offers protection for USB and removable devices

When it comes to threats and data protection involving removable devices, Microsoft seems to have a solution in the name – Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). The company says that Windows Advanced ATP now offers complete protection for USB […]

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Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4.5 released for Windows 10 v1809

Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4.5 supports Windows 10 October 2018 Update (v1809) and adds several new tweaks. While you may be able to access all these via the Windows 10 Settings app, the Registry Editor or the Group Policy Editor, Ultimate […]

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Microsoft announces the Windows Insider Women in Computing Award

Despite facing gender-based discrimination earlier, women all around the world have achieved great progress and made some invaluable contributions in diverse fields. Noticing this, and the growing trend of women leading expeditions in the world and technology, Microsoft has taken […]

Windows Server v1803 will be generally available on May 7, 2018

Windows 10 Server, v1803 will be made available for customers on May 7, says Microsoft Official blog post. To be able to install and use it, you will, however, have to make sure that you have the Software Assurance on […]

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Windows Server 2019 is here – Features and new advancements

The wait is over! Windows Server 2019 is here and is available in preview. The Microsoft Windows Server Team recently mentioned the launch of Windows Server 2019 in a blog. According to this blog, the new Windows Server will be […]

Azure for Students – New Cloud computing service for Students

Today, cloud computing competency is a hard skillset that most recruiting firms desire their employees to be equipped with. As such, Microsoft has stepped up to the challenge of bracing the upcoming job seekers with cloud computing. Yes, Microsoft via […]

Ultimate Windows Tweaker has been updated to v 4.4.1

Ultimate Windows Tweaker has been updated to v 4.4.1 to accommodate the requirements of the users of Windows 10 v1709. Apart from including over 200 tweaks, this popular freeware tweaker now lets you remove 3D Objects folder for This PC […]

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Windows Update error 0x80248015 troubling Windows 7 users

A new error message is currently plaguing Windows 7 users. Whenever the users are trying to search for new Windows Updates, the system is throwing up a 0x80248015 error. A quick look at the Microsoft forum reveals that this problem […]

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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 […]

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Microsoft 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]