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Microsoft and NSA say a security bug affects millions of Windows 10 computers

9 days ago   |   By Tech Crunch

Microsoft has released a security patch for a dangerous vulnerability affecting hundreds of millions of computers running Windows 10.
The vulnerability is found in a decades-old Windows cryptographic component, known as CryptoAPI. The component has a range of functions, one of which allows developers digitally sign their software, proving that the software has not been tampered with. But the bug may allow attackers to spoof legitimate software, potentially making it easier to run malicious software - like ransomware - on a vulnerable computer.
“The user would have no way of knowing the...
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How to add icons to your desktop on a Windows 10 PC to easily access the system folders or apps you use regularly

How to add icons to your desktop on a Windows 10 PC to easily access the system folders or apps you use regularly

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

You can add icons to your desktop in Windows 10 and more easily access system folders or apps.
When you add icons to your desktop, you create shortcuts to folders or programs such as your Recycle Bin or Control Panel.
Here's how to add icons to your desktop in Windows 10 .
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Your Windows computer has a certain set of integral files built-in to it, such as the Computer, User Files, Network, Recycle Bin, and Control Panel folders.
Now, you can get to any of these folders at any time by looking them up in the Windows Start Menu, or by typing...
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How to stop pop-ups on a Windows 10 computer, both from the internet and your system

How to stop pop-ups on a Windows 10 computer, both from the internet and your system

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

To stop pop-ups on a Windows 10 computer, you can edit Windows' notification settings.
Every major internet browser allows you to stop pop-ups with a browser extension, but Microsoft's Edge browser comes with one built in.
Windows also creates its own pop-ups, usually to sell new products, which you can easily block as well.
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Pop ups. Yuck.
Pop-ups come in many forms, most of them unpleasant. But luckily, your Windows 10 computer comes equipped with methods for dealing with all types of pop-ups - even the ones it itself creates.
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