About AnkitGupta@TWCN

Ankit Gupta is a writer by profession and has more than 7 years of global writing experience on technology and other areas. He follows technological developments and likes to write about Windows & IT security. He has a deep liking for wild life and has written a book on Top Tiger Parks of India.

Anti-Virus Quarantine

AVGater exploit can abuse the Anti-Virus Quarantine to infect your system

You trust your antivirus software to protect your PC from malicious attacks but what if the Anti-Virus Quarantine feature is itself compromised. A recent finding shows that malware quarantine feature of several antivirus products was abused by local attackers to […]

Bad Rabbit ransomware

Bad Rabbit Ransomware starts hitting corporate networks

If you were lucky to escape ransomware infection from WannaCry or Petya this year, there is one more threat to deal now. In the last couple of days or so, a new ransomware has emerged called by the name “Bad […]

Device Health

Windows Analytics Device Health is now available

Device Health, the latest addition to the Windows Analytics, is now available. This new service that helps PC fleets reduce downtime and run efficiently was earlier released by Microsoft (in July 2017) for public preview. Now, at the onset of […]

Firefox Rocket

Firefox Rocket browser launched in Indonesia

Mozilla has released a new web browser called as Firefox Rocket exclusively for the Indonesian market.  Designed for the mobile platform, Firefox Rocket is currently in beta testing and may get a full release version soon. Indonesia, a country not […]

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Microsoft partners with Spotify, soon to discontinue Groove Music Pass

Recently Microsoft announced that they are partnering with Spotify and discontinuing Groove Music Pass and Store Music services. According to this announcement on Microsoft Support, the software giant will move its users from Groove Music to Spotify. Microsoft mentions that […]

OneDrive

OneDrive to get improved UI, sharing options and Files On-Demand

At the ongoing Ignite 2017 conference, Microsoft announced new features to OneDrive benefitting not only the end users but also the IT administrators. Some of the biggest ticket items include an improved UI, sharing options and Files On-Demand. The new […]

Windows 10 S

Microsoft announces Windows 10 S devices for empower Firstline Workers

Looking to empower Firstline workers with the latest technology, Microsoft is bringing Windows 10 S devices claiming that they are the best suited, more secure, customizable and easy to manage for the said working class. Firstline Workers are the people […]

Microsoft teams

Microsoft Teams to replace Skype for Business

Skype for Business would soon be killed in favor of Microsoft Teams. Microsoft announced yesterday during its annual Ignite conference that Teams would be its primary teamwork software offering as it already has most of Skype’s functionality inbuilt. The company […]

Your Windows Has Been Banned

Your Windows Has Been Banned malware makes a comeback

The “Your Windows Has Been Banned” malware has made a comeback, albeit, this time asking victims to pay US$50 in Bitcoin in order to unlock their Windows operating systems. This is the 2nd coming of this malware after it was […]

Xbox at gamescom Live

Xbox One X and other announcements at gamescom Live on

The Xbox team recently published a live streaming video of all the latest news and announcements on Xbox games. This was called as the Xbox at gamescom Live, and it was published on Sunday, August 20, at 9:00 pm CEST […]

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Microsoft removes ReFS creation ability in Windows 10 Pro

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will come with several changes on Windows 10 machines. There are several features that have been removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Microsoft recently updated their post to mention that the […]

Outlook.com beta

Join the new Outlook.com beta now and experience the new features

Microsoft has now brought the new Outlook.com Beta version so as to get customer feedback for its product. The new Outlook.com will be an opt-in web experience where users can try out new product innovations. Based on users’ feedback, Microsoft […]

Azure

Microsoft to open two new Azure regions in Australia

Microsoft has announced the opening of two new Azure regions in Australia for serving highly-secured government data. Partnering with the local datacenter firm Canberra Data Centres (CDC), Microsoft would be ready to support the requirements of Australian government starting the […]

Antivirus tool

Windows adapting AV ecosystem to better protect Windows 10 users

Last month, Microsoft had announced that they are partnering with AV vendors to adapt the AV ecosystem that will provide better protection to the Windows 10 users. Now, Microsoft has evolved the Windows approach to AV after considering partner feedback. […]

10 years of OneDrive

10 years of OneDrive: Microsoft OneDrive celebrates its 10th birthday

10 years back, Microsoft launched its sophisticated file-hosting cloud service that soon became one of the most popular online services. Yes, Microsoft OneDrive is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. The 10 years of OneDrive have been a great experience […]

Nanoscale computational circuit board with DNA

A nanoscale computational circuit board with DNA built by researchers

The researchers at Microsoft and University of Washington have recently built a nanoscale computational circuit board with DNA. It seems quite a mysterious name for this research. But, the nanoscale computational circuit board with DNA is nothing but a method […]

Avast acquired Piriform

Avast acquires Piriform, the developers of CCleaner

The security software major Avast has bought Piriform, the developers of CCleaner. Piriform is one of the largest providers of PC and mobile optimization software in the world. The company was founded and based in London, UK. Piriform is known […]

Microsoft Inspire

Microsoft Inspire 2017 Partner Event Highlights

Microsoft held its one of the greatest events of the year, Microsoft Inspire, from July 9th to 13th, 2017 at Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. This 5-day event saw several big names from Microsoft as well as from […]

Windows Phone 8.1 support

Microsoft officially kills Windows Phones

Those who are still using the Windows Phone 8.1 devices, this is a bad news. Microsoft has officially removed the Windows Phone 8.1 support starting from July 11th, 2017. The removal of support for mobiles running the old Windows OS […]

Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft removes OneDrive support for FAT32 partitions

It seems Microsoft has suddenly decided to stop OneDrive support to older technologies such as FAT32. According to the reports submitted by the users on Reddit, OneDrive now requires NTFS for the storage systems. The new updates rolled out by […]

Software products requiring SMB1

Microsoft lists software products requiring SMB1

Server Message Block or SMB is the file protocol that is used by Windows. SMB1 is the first version of this Server Message Block protocol. Microsoft recently published a list of software products that require SMB1. For these software products […]