Category Archives: Windows 8

Security – AdGuard browser tool .

This browser tool run with your browser into PC/MAc, Linux, Android and Windows and other .
The development team tell us about Windows version :
AdGuard for Windows is not just another ad blocker, it is a multipurpose tool that combines all necessary features for the best web experience. It blocks ads and dangerous websites, speeds up page loading and protects your children when they are online.
You can download it from official website.

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Windows 10 – test all currently running executables .

You can use two software tool from Microsoft website to test all currently running executables .

First tool is Autoruns for Windows and can be download it from here.
Another software tool from Microsoft is Process Explorer from here.

About Autoruns for Windows, the development team tell us:
This utility, which has the most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of any startup monitor, shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and when you start various built-in Windows applications like Internet Explorer, Explorer and media players. These programs and drivers include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. Autoruns reports Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services, and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond other autostart utilities.

Autoruns’ Hide Signed Microsoft Entries option helps you to zoom in on third-party auto-starting images that have been added to your system and it has support for looking at the auto-starting images configured for other accounts configured on a system. Also included in the download package is a command-line equivalent that can output in CSV format, Autorunsc.

You’ll probably be surprised at how many executables are launched automatically!

The Process Explorer come with this infos:
Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.

The Process Explorer display consists of two sub-windows. The top window always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window depends on the mode that Process Explorer is in: if it is in handle mode you’ll see the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened; if Process Explorer is in DLL mode you’ll see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded. Process Explorer also has a powerful search capability that will quickly show you which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded.

The unique capabilities of Process Explorer make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.

Just download it, run it and see if your computer has problems.

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Windows OS and file named hosts.

This link tell us about hosts and how to fix into default mode.
But also you can block or not some unwanted connections.

Example:
The 0.0.0.0 (prefix) is considered the location of your computer, so when an entry listed in the MVPS HOSTS file is requested on a page you are viewing, your computer thinks 0.0.0.0 is the location of the file.

Also some got some infos from regedit tool.

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Windows 10 – WinSxS folder and DISM tool .

NOTE: Deleting files from the WinSxS folder or deleting the entire WinSxS folder may severely damage your system so that your PC might not boot and make it impossible to update.
The DISM command tool let you to deal with WinSxS folder.
You can use DISM with Windows cabinet (.cab) or Windows Update Stand-alone Installer (.msu) files to install or remove updates, service packs, language packs, and to enable or disable Windows features.
Let’s see some examples for this tool:
First , use analysis you can determine the overhead of the WinSxS folder:

In this example, the WinSxS folder appears to be 5.18 GB, but the actual overhead (the sum of the size of backups and disabled features and the size of cache and temporary data) is 551.75 MB.
This tool aslo provides more options to further reduce the size of the WinSxS folder:

The last option ( is not show in this tutorial ) is to analyze the size of the Component Store in an offline Windows image.
You need to copy a .wim file, a .vhd, or a .vhdx that contains a Windows image and then you can start cleanup of the image.

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Fix problems that block programs from being installed or removed.

The development team tell us:
What it fixes:

  • Corrupted registry keys on 64-bit operating systems
  • Corrupted registry keys that control the update data
  • Problems that prevent new programs from being installed
  • Problems that prevent existing programs from being completely uninstalled or updated

Problems that block you from uninstalling a program through Add or Remove Programs (or Programs and Features) in Control Panel
Runs on

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10

Just install it then run it . You need to select the software with problems and solve it.

You can download from microsoft suport official webpage.

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