The Windows Defender Antivirus from Windows 10 has a couple of excellent protection features, some of which are misunderstood. Two of them are named Cloud-delivered protection and Automatic sample submission, and they work in tandem. With their help, you get efficient protection against unknown threats that have not yet been discovered on other computers. If you are considering disabling them, or you want to know what they do to decide whether to keep them enabled, read this article:
Cookies are a vital part of the internet. Without them, websites would not allow you to create accounts and log in, they would not remember your interests, and ads would be less relevant, and even more annoying. On the web, everyone has a love-and-hate relationship with cookies. If you want to view what cookies are stored in your Google Chrome web browser, see their content, and find out how to remove them, read this tutorial:
File History makes automated backups of your data, and it works with storage devices like external hard drives, network storage, and so on. If you want to use File History to back up your user data from Windows 10, read this tutorial. We show you how to turn on File History, how to change the way it works, how to stop it when you no longer need it, and how to change File History storage devices. Read on to learn more:
You probably know what cookies are and what they do, and now you want to locate them physically on your Windows 10 PC. This was easy in the past when web browsers used to keep cookies individually in separate text files, in the user's folder or directly in the browser's installation directory. Nowadays, web browsers store their cookies in a file that's harder to find than you might expect. Read this article and see where do Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and Internet Explorer keep their cookies:
Having multiple user accounts logged in on your Windows 10 computer can make swapping between them faster, but it can also waste resources as your computer is forced to maintain two separate environments in memory. If you want the chance to weigh the benefits of this action against the costs, the Task Manager can help. Do you know which tab of the Task Manager shows you the online users? It's the Users tab: it lets you view which user accounts are logged in and also see how much of the computer's resources are being used to keep them online.
Windows Update is an essential part of running Windows 10, regardless of which edition or version of this operating system you are using. Windows Update is the way Microsoft releases not only the so-called feature updates, but also regular bug fixes and security patches. If you want to know everything there is to know about Windows Update in Windows 10, including how to open it, how to use it, how to install or how to block updates, read this guide:
If you are running a Pro, Education or an Enterprise edition of Windows 10 with May 2019 Update, you have access to Windows Sandbox. It is a lightweight virtual machine that is easy to install and run, without paying anything for additional license fees. This app is excellent for browsing potentially dangerous websites, testing unknown apps and other things that could otherwise be hazardous. Here is what you can do with Windows Sandbox, and why it is one of the most useful additions to Windows 10:
All Windows versions offer easy ways to create user accounts using click-based wizards. You can create users using the Settings app from Windows 10 just as easily as you can create user accounts from the Control Panel, in Windows 7. However, you do not see IT Pros using such tools too often, do you? No, IT admins use snap-ins, consoles, scripts or commands for such tasks. If you want to learn how to create local users and groups of users in Windows, using a snap-in called Local Users and Groups, then you have arrived at the right place.
Windows 10 allows and even tries to make you create and use a Microsoft account instead of a local offline account. Both types of accounts have their ups and downs, and both have their own fans among users. When you install Windows 10, it is easy to choose to create one or the other. However, if you did that a long time ago or if someone else installed and configured Windows 10, you might not remember what type of account you have. To help you out, here are three ways to tell if your Windows 10 account is a Microsoft account or a local account:
ESET is one of the important players in the global security market, a company that is known for its efficient antivirus software. As mobile devices have boomed in popularity, so have mobile malware threats, which are now increasingly more common, so ESET had to make an entrance on the Android market too. Their antivirus app for Android smartphones and tablets is called ESET Mobile Security for Android, and it promises to protect you against malware threats and phishing websites, and also help you in case your Android smartphone is lost or stolen.