About Karan Khanna

Karan Khanna is a passionate Windows 10 user who loves troubleshooting Windows problems in specific and writing about Microsoft technologies in general.
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BigBobRoss ransomware decrypter tools released by Emsisoft & Avast

Emsisoft & Avast have released BigBobRoss ransomware decrypter tools. Just like many lesser viruses and malware, the BigBobRoss ransomware was a silent criminal. Its sheen was hidden behind the more notorious ransomware like Matrix, Wannacry, etc. The problem here was […]

8 Cryptojacking apps removed from the Microsoft Store

Are Windows 10 apps safe? Are apps safe simply because they are on the Microsoft Store? Well, cybersecurity firm Symantec has reported that eight apps on the Microsoft Store were engaged in Cryptojacking. Cryptojacking is the malicious practice of using […]

55% of PCs are using outdated applications, says Avast

Avast warned the world about a security threat that needs more attention than people expected. The Avast 2019 PC Trends Report by the digital security giant reveals that over 55% of personal computers in the world are using outdated applications, […]

IE11 will be supported on Windows Server 2012 and Embedded 8

Earlier, Microsoft had decided to abandon the entire old version of Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer 11 has been the only IE version on the block since then, with the exception of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard because […]

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Windows Media Player & Media Center to stop displaying Metadata

Microsoft Windows’ two media main media products – Windows Media Player & Windows Media Center are to experience a major change. The company has decided to push changes to the metadata, after which many users would be unable to view […]

Google makes accessing Privacy Controls easier

After the outrage over information leak by social media giant Facebook, all IT companies which collected data started working towards making privacy controls more accessible for end users. Google, Microsoft, Twitter, etc. made privacy controls accessible to users. However, they […]

OneNote app to replace OneNote 2016 as the default in Office

Microsoft has been working hard on improving its note-taking app OneNote for Windows 10. The software offers a plethora of options and improvements on the previous versions, and now the cloud-based software is in direct competition with the likes of […]

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Microsoft starts making paid Fonts available in the Microsoft Store

Microsoft has been quietly preparing a new version of Windows 10 that is due to be released in the very near future (anticipated in April) and is codenamed Redstone 4. Under the new update, it is predicted that Microsoft will […]

Microsoft will now support email addresses in Indian languages

Microsoft appears to be the first large tech company to understand the growth that’s happening in India’s tech world. An announcement by the Redmond giant signals their intention to allow support for addresses in several Indian languages. The news is […]

Office 2019 will ship in second half of 2018 for Windows 10 only

Microsoft has announced that their newest edition of their ever-popular office software package Office 2019 will only be available to users of Windows 10. The controversial move seems to be an attempt to move business users over to Windows 10 […]

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Monero Mining Botnet stealing Millions in Global Fraud

With the current fluctuations in the Cryptocurrency markets you would be forgiven for thinking that all of the currencies are on a downward spiral, but there are a few that are bucking the trend. Bitcoin rivals such as Monero and […]

Microsoft announces changes to Windows & Office Servicing & Support

Microsoft announces changes to Windows & Office Servicing & Support

The rapid uptake of Windows 10 has meant that Microsoft had to adapt. Last year they released Microsoft 365, a solution that integrated Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Microsoft is now looking to the future of […]

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Windows 10 opens an Opera tab on its own to advertise Edge

Microsoft has been criticized for allowing Windows 10 to open a tab in Opera, advertising itself when users browse the internet with the alternate browser Opera. The move has been criticized as it may indeed slow down the performance of […]

Google moves VirusTotal to a new company named Chronicle

Alphabet, the parent company of internet search giant Google has taken the decision to move its company VirusTotal to become part of new venture Chronicle. The new company is set to focus on cybersecurity and it has moved VirusTotal to […]

After Crash Reports, Microsoft Stops Updates For AMD PC's

After crash reports, Microsoft stops Updates for AMD PCs

Microsoft has stopped its Meltdown and Spectre patch updates on machines with AMD processors due to reports from users that it has caused crashes on their machines. It has been claimed that the patch has sent some systems into a […]

Indus OS becomes the second highest used operating system in India

An indigenous operating system created by a group of Indian entrepreneurs has become the second highest used mobile operating system in India. Beating out competition from Apple and Microsoft, the software came from a need to enable first-time users to […]

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Microsoft extends Windows 10 Free Upgrade offer till January 16, 2018

Microsoft has left open a loophole that allows users of assistive technologies to download Windows 10 free of charge. The Redmond giant had closed its other avenues to get the latest version of the ever-popular operating system for free, but […]

WHO classifies Gaming Addiction as a Mental Disorder

Gaming addiction is to be classified as a mental health disorder by the World Health Organisation. Its 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD) will include the condition “gaming disorder”. Currently, in draft format, the document describes the disorder as “precedence […]

Browser Login Managers are being exploited by Cyber Criminals

Internet users have been exposed to vulnerabilities in browser login managers for over 11 years. It has allowed your saved login data to be extracted by unscrupulous people, to be used for whatever they wish. It follows other revelations in […]

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HP loses Consumer Confidence after Keylogger discovered on HP Laptops

Tech firm HP is embroiled in a fiasco after over 400 models of the company’s laptops were discovered to contain keylogger software. This latest problem has come shortly after it was discovered that the company had secretly installed spyware on […]

Classic Shell to shut down

Cult software Classic Shell to close down

The developer of a software suite dedicated to improving Windows functionality is going to close its doors. Cult software Classic Shell has been in existence for 8 years and helped Windows users to customize their experience. It offers enhancements to […]

Microsoft rolls out LinkedIn integration in Outlook

Microsoft is starting to enjoy the benefits of their acquisition of business social media site LinkedIn by beginning to integrate into its current product range with Outlook.com. The move will allow Outlook.com users to view insights and work history all […]