Manually Disable Windows Defender in Windows 8

Those who are using Windows 8 must be well aware by this fact that there is no Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) in Windows 8. Instead of MSE, Microsoft has added new improved Windows Defender in Windows 8. Windows Defender provides the same protection from malwares and spywares as MSE.

Even if you want to install MSE in Windows 8, you will get to know that it will have compatibility issues. You can add third party applications to use as anti-virus in Windows 8 and Windows Defender will automatically get turn off. However if you want to disable it manually, follow these steps. Continue reading “Manually Disable Windows Defender in Windows 8”

Microsoft Security Essentials not working in Windows 8

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) offered by Microsoft provides you the same malware protection as that of Windows Defender. MSE works very well on Windows 7 but if you try to install this on Windows 8, it will probably show you that “this program has compatibility issues”. If MSE works on Windows 7 then why it does not work on Windows 8?  Let us check it out.

If you try to install MSE on Windows 8, it won’t get installed. An application known as compatibility release update 2685194 for Windows 8 CP was introduced by Microsoft previously. This update offers hard block on MSE since it is incompatible and this hard block prevents MSE from running in Windows 8. Continue reading “Microsoft Security Essentials not working in Windows 8”

Update Windows Defender Definitions Offline Manually

Windows Defender is a really cool Anti-Spyware from Microsoft that can prevent a suspicious file from making any changes in the computer.

However for proper safety it needs to be updated regularly but for the people who do not have an internet connection or want to save the limited internet bandwidth, here are the steps to update the definitions manually and offline. Continue reading “Update Windows Defender Definitions Offline Manually”

Microsoft Security Essentials to be Released Next Week

We just learnt about the Microsoft’s latest Anti Virus that was to be released under the name of Morro. The product was then renamed as Microsoft Security Essentials and the Beta version of this is going to release on June 23 that is next week.

Microsoft Security Essentials is completely free for Windows users and would just need your licensed copy of your OS. Continue reading “Microsoft Security Essentials to be Released Next Week”

5 Steps to Protect Your New Computer

You have just bought a new PC and are wondering what you are supposed to do next. Needless to mention you would like to ensure that it remains safe for a longer period of time possible.

Here is the list of steps that you should do to protect your new computer and ensure that it remains as exciting as it is now forever.

1. Install the Security Updates

After that you have installed your Windows into the system, you should download all the available High Priority security updates. Well the chances for Windows Update are low if you have bought the system from a good Continue reading “5 Steps to Protect Your New Computer”

Important Programs that a Computer Should Have

One of our regular visitor wanted to know this thing that what should he have in his computer so that there is the least risk of it malfunctioning. Well there is no specific answer to this question as it depends on one person to another.

The list below may be useful for some and not for others but generally a computer, for problem free operation for a longer time, should have following things:

1.    A good and updated Anti Virus like Kaspersky or any other you like. An Anti Virus is a must as it takes out most of the viruses which are the prime reasons for any problem. Continue reading “Important Programs that a Computer Should Have”

Steps to Fix Access Denied to gpedit.msc Problem

My PC was working all fine until I figured out that Group Policy gpedit.msc was not opening on my system. I wanted to open the Group Policy editor for some work and I was shocked to find that not only the gpedit.msc, even the other commands with msc extensions, were not working like services.msc, devmgmt.msc, compmgmt.msc etc.

Then I tried opening the editor by double clicking the gpedit.msc inside the system32 folder and I got the same error “Access is Denied”. What was strange was that I was accessing the editor from my Administrator account only.

I tried following things:

•    The first suspect is, of course, Virus, thus I scanned my whole system with the updated Anti Virus but it didn’t find any. Continue reading “Steps to Fix Access Denied to gpedit.msc Problem”