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.

Malware writer renames Ransomware after a security researcher

In an attempt to ruin the reputation of Fabian Wosar – the man who bears the reputation as a Ransomware decrypter, Apocalypse malware writers have renamed their ransomware after this Emsisoft security researcher as Fabiansomware. Malware writer renames its Ransomware […]


Kaspersky NoRansom page lists Ransomware Decryption Tools

Ransomware remains as one of the most brutal infection among the malware family that locks your computer or encrypts your files. What more, once infected you cannot get your data back unless you pay a ransom. Even if you decide […]

Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4.2

Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4.2 supports Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4.2 has been released with several new tweaks and will support Windows 10 Anniversary Update v1607. Not only does the tool offer more than 200 tweaks, it even lets you create a system restore point, run System […]

no more ransom

NoMoreRansom.org launched to help Ransomware victims

A new web portal NoMoreRansom.org will now help you removing the ransomware without paying off your hard earned money to the attackers. EUROPOL, Kaspersky, Intel, Netherland Police have come together to form a No More Ransom initiative. NoMoreRansom.org will help […]


Windows Insider MVP Program launched by Microsoft

Microsoft has announced the launch of its new Windows Insider MVP Program. There was a significant restructuring for the Microsoft MVP Program announced earlier, where it was stated that the existing Microsoft MVP Program would be focused on Developers and […]

How to stay safe from ransomware

Microsoft participates in Swiss Government’s Ransomware Info Day

The Swiss Government observed a Ransomware Info Day today, on May 19th, 2016. This is an initiative by the Swiss Internet Security Alliance to increase awareness regarding ransomware and help people protecting themselves from it. Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) […]

QR Codes on Blue Screens

Windows 10 to display QR Codes on Blue Screens

Looks like things are going to get better with the Blue Screen of Death. It seems that Microsoft has decided to display a QR Code along with the Stop Error or Blue Screen in Windows 10. QR Codes on Blue […]

Watch the Live Broadcast of Microsoft Build 2016 here with us

If you have been unable to attend the Microsoft Build 2016 Conference, you can watch the live streaming of the event here with us. Microsoft Build is an annual conference event held by Microsoft for Developers. And this year its […]

System Center Management Pack Windows 10

System Center Management Pack for Windows 10 released

Just in case you missed it, Microsoft has released the System Center Management Pack for Windows 10 Client Operating System and it is now available for download. System Center Management Pack for Windows 10 The Windows 10 Monitoring Management Pack […]

Microsoft sends a Get Windows 10 notifier in Internet Explorer security patch

After being in the news for deciding to make Windows 10 Upgrade as a Recommended Update recently, Microsoft now is sending a ‘Get Windows 10’ ad notification concealed under its latest security patch. This month’s security patch reportedly contains a Windows […]

Surface Pro 4 is now available in India

After 4 months of its release in the US, the 2-in-1 convertible tablet Microsoft Surface Pro 4 in finally available in India. Post its launch last year; this hybrid device has sparked off a race among PC makers to introduce […]

MVP Mentor Program

Microsoft announces the retirement of MVP Mentor Program

Microsoft has now decided to discontinue the MVP Mentor program, that helped connect students with Microsoft MVPs.  The MVP Mentor Program was a relatively new program from Microsoft that helped connect students who want to learn more about Microsoft technologies […]

Microsoft reportedly recalling Surface tablets power cords

Just months after releasing the Surface tablets Microsoft seems to have hit a small niggle. As reported by a vendor Microsoft is actually replacing thousands of power cords for earlier models of the Surface range as it believes that the […]

Microsoft pledges $1Bn for developing Public Cloud for common good

Microsoft has yet again announced an initiative for the common good. Microsoft Philanthropies will be donating $1 Billion in cloud computing resources over the across 3 years in order to help 70,000 non-profits and NGO’s worldwide. Microsoft Philanthropies to donate […]

Internet Explorer 10 users need to move to another browser right away

Microsoft announced that it would be discontinuing support for Internet Explorer 10/9/8. What this means to you as users, is that you would not be treated to any kind of bug fixes or offered security updates, even if there exists […]

Microsoft halts Security Updates for Windows 8

Microsoft wants all Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users to upgrade to Windows 10. To achieve this objective, not only have they adopted an aggressive notifications system, they also have carried out an e-mail campaign highlighting the features […]


SmartScreen Filter in Internet Explorer will now stop Drive-By-Downloads

Microsoft’s SmartScreen Filter, the system that has been offering protection to users from internet based attacks since last 8 years has now evolved into a more powerful tool with capabilities to block web-based attacks that silently abuse software vulnerabilities to […]

Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4

Tweak Windows 10 with Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4; Now available!

Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4 for Windows 10, 64-bit and 32-bit has been released and is now available doe download from our site. Apart from including the usual tweaks, this freeware adds several tweaks that let you tweak your Privacy settings. […]

Antimalware Scan Interface

Microsoft Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) in Windows 10

Here is a reason why Windows 10 users would have added security from malware. Microsoft has announced a new tool called as Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) for Windows 10 that allows application developers to further strengthen up the security of […]

Toolbars like Ask.com will be viewed as ‘high-threat’ malware by Microsoft

Microsoft announced its security products will detect programs with browser search protection functionality as malware from this month. Browser protection code and search protection code are used by some programs, especially by toolbar Ask.com, to make it difficult to change […]

Find out your twin with Microsoft Twin Detector Website

Microsoft has come up with a website that helps you find out if you have any secret twins. Both the earlier launched Microsoft Age Detector website and this Twin Detector website, TwinsOrNot are attempts to showcase the capabilities of Windows Azure. Microsoft […]

Windows10 release date

Windows 10 release date announced; to launch on July 29

Yes it’s official now! Microsoft has announced the release date of Windows 10.  Windows 10 will be available on July 29 in 190 countries. While it was known that Windows 10 would release this summer, the  exact date was not […]

dont keep photo

We don’t keep the photo on How-old.net, says Microsoft

The new How Old Do I Look website how-old.net has gone viral on the social media and become a craze among those wanting to find out how old they actually looked. While the results may not always be accurate, it […]

Continuum feature in Windows 10

Continuum feature in Windows 10 lets Phone turn into a PC

Microsoft in the BUILD 2015 conference, demonstrated an interesting feature called Continuum for Phones that turns Windows 10 Phone into a PC. In one of the keynotes of BUILD event, Continuum was demonstrated on a smartphone, powered by Windows 10, […]

Microsoft Bounty Programs

Microsoft Bounty Programs to include Azure and Project Spartan

Microsoft has announced an expansion of the Microsoft Bounty Programs. They are planning to evolve Online Services Bug Bounty. This is a new bounty for Azure and Project Spartan. Besides this they are also updating the Mitigation Bypass Bounty. Azure […]