About AnandKhanse@TWC

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

Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Preview Upgrade Policy revealed

With the release of the Windows 8.1 preview being around the corner, Microsoft has decided to go public about how the Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Preview upgrade will work.  Microsoft Senior Product Marketing Manager Michael Niehaus, during a TechEd session […]

Microsoft releases Infographic tracking Evolution of the IT Pro

Computing has evolved exponentially in recent years and so has the computing power. Those responsible for this evolution are the IT professionals. They have played an important role in the development of computing throughout. If PC computing is alive and […]

Malware to combat malware could become legally available

If it was up to the American “Intellectual Property Commission”, malware could soon be used to legally combat intellectual property theft. In their 84-page report the independent organization demands the usage of techniques that usually can be found in ransomware, […]

Microsoft launches Get2Modern Contest

Microsoft never misses an opportunity when it comes to convincing Windows users to upgrade to Windows 8. As an attempt, the software giant has organized the so-called ‘Get2Modern Contest‘. The idea is to get SME’s from select Asian countries to […]

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Microsoft warns you to stay away from these PDF files

A common way of infecting computers with malware is by exploiting software vulnerabilities. These days Java and Adobe Flash are always in the news for these very reasons. What is not so commonly know, that at one point in time, […]

Apple tops, Microsoft 7th in Brandz 100 Most Powerful Brands List

The eighth annual BrandZ list of the world’s most valued brands sees Apple topping the list of world’s most valuable global brands. The list puts Microsoft – the software giant in seventh place, down two places from last year. Most […]

Bitdefender Antivirus Free Adds More Features

Bitdefender Antivirus Free is a strong and lightweight free antivirus software for Windows. One of the features which was felt to be missing was the ability to quarantine suspicious or infected files. The free version has now received an update. […]

Surface Pro release dates for Europe announced

After confirming that the Surface Pro would be made available for the UK consumers after May 23rd, Microsoft has announced the releases schedule of its Windows 8 device for some remaining parts of Western Europe. The schedule of release for Surface […]

Fake Internet ads entice surfers to install rogue Flash Player

You may have experienced a situation, where a site may have asked you to install a third-party software like Adobe Flash Player or Silverlight, in order to be able to view a video. taking advantage of this familiarity factor, some […]

Global Botnet Visualizer keeps you up-to-date on Bot activity by the second

Launched late last month by Anubis Networks, Cyberfeed’s Global Botnet Visualizer is a service that tracks botnet behavior, growth, dispersion, live time and displays botnet connections per second and infected devices in the last 24 hours. This helps in getting […]

Internet Explorer 10 beats Chrome, Firefox, Opera at blocking malware

Yet another study has shown that Internet Explorer 10 beats its competitors when it comes to blocking malware. NSS Labs compared the built-in protection capabilities of Internet Explorer 10 with the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera browsers and concluded that […]

Chrome & Firefox browser extension that hijacks Facebook profiles found

Microsoft has been receiving reports from Brazil about a browser extension with malicious intent, that attempts to hijack the Facebook profile of the victim. The malware, Trojan:JS/Febipos.A, is being specifically targeted at Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. Once installed, […]

Microsoft Fix it to mitigate Internet Explorer 8 vulnerability released

Microsoft has released a Fix It solution, that will allow users to automatically fix the security vulnerability found recently in Internet Explorer 8. Microsoft Security Advisory 2847140 stated: This is a remote code execution vulnerability. The vulnerability exists in the […]

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Windows Azure annual revenue now exceeds $1 billion – Microsoft

With signs of good times ahead, Microsoft announced that its Windows Azure software and related programs have surpassed $1 billion in annual sales for the first time. This is good news for the Redmond-based software giant as it takes on […]

Twitter to end support for IE6 and IE7

Seeing the dwindling share of Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7 in the global browser market share, Twitter announced that they would no longer support these outdated web browsers. Most computer users have already updated to the latest versions […]

Platform update for Windows Defender in Windows 8 introduces new functionality

Microsoft has released an update for Windows Defender in Windows 8 and Windows RT, that adds new improved features to the anti-malware platform. This security update which also resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Microsoft Antimalware Client. Windows Defender is the […]

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Millions of computer are not running up-to-date antivirus, says Microsoft

In its latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR), Volume 14, released recently, Microsoft has found that millions of computer are not running up-to-date antivirus. In terms of percentage, Microsoft found that almost 25% of the computers did not have an […]

AV-Comparatives Real World AntiVirus Protection Test results are out

AV-Comparatives conducts a Real World Protection Test to simulate the typical risks a Windows PC user has to face these days. In particular, active exploits (e.g. drive-by downloads), and direct links to malware are the primary reasons for most infections […]

msnNOW sidebar for Firefox released

msnNOW, a new social reader service, launched by Microsoft a few months back, is now available as a browser sidebar for Firefox. The msnNOW sidebar for Firefox lets you see what’s trending while you surf using Firefox. It offers quick insights […]

Firefox 20 released – What is new?

Mozilla has finally rolled out the 20th edition of their popular browser Firefox. Following the rapid release cycle, the 20th edition goes live after testing of six beta’s. Previously 19.0.2 was the stable release. The latest version available is Firefox 20 […]

Microsoft launches site to place Surface Volume Orders

Microsoft has launched the Surface commercial customer ordering site. Using this site, Enterprise, Business and Volume buyers will be able to place their orders for Surface tablet here. Using the link for your country you can order Surface devices, accessories, […]

Microsoft to roll out Windows 7 SP1 via Windows Update automatically

Starting tomorrow, that is March 19th 2013, Microsoft will start offering Windows 7 Service Pack 1 via Windows Update. It is now almost two years now since Windows 7 SP1 was made available as a direct download for users to install […]

Google releases SEO Cheat Sheet for beginners

Google has released an SEO Cheat Sheet for beginners. This download covers the first steps that any blogger, who has just set up his or her blog, must take, towards search engine optimization. Google SEO Cheat Sheet for beginners Every bloggers […]