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High Resource use with Adobe Acrobat Reader: A Solution

August 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

I have been experiencing slow downs on my desktop computer for a while now. I tried troubleshooting wizards and other things to no avail Then I came across this article discussing high resource use by Acrobat Reader even while inactive: Adobe RdrCEF.exe High CPU usage on Windows 11/10. I tried the [Read more..]

Windows 10 May 2021 Update, version 21H1

April 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Microsoft prepares to release Windows 10 May 2021 Update, version 21H1 Winaero.com April 29, 2021 Microsoft today announced the marketing name of the upcoming feature update for Windows 10. It is May 2021 Update, version 21H1. The Redmond software giant considers build 19043.928 final, so it is [Read more..]

Windows Defender and Kaspersky Best Security Software 2020

August 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

I have been using Windows Defender (recently re-branded to Microsoft Defender) since Windows 7 and (with the help of Firefox as my default browser) have had no malware issues at all. I highly recommend it to anyone who asks. This is another in a series of positive reports about its efficacy. [Read more..]

Avast antivirus spying on and selling user data

February 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

I have used Windows Security (formerly Windows Defender) as my only real-time anti-malware and firewall protection for years on all my PCs. Coupled with some common sense about which websites I visit and which emails I click on, it has yet to fail me. Occasionally, I will double check my system [Read more..]

Old wireless card preventing Windows 10 updates

November 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

On one of my computers, I have experienced multiple problems with Windows Feature updates since about 1703. I tried everything I could find online to fix the problem (e.g., Windows 10 Creators Update common installation problems and fixes) and really nothing worked. The only way I could get a [Read more..]

Windows 10 Freezes on Shutdown or Restart

November 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Windows 10 users have been reporting this very annoying issue since 2015 or earlier: Just Google “Windows 10 hangs on shutdown” or “Windows 10 freezes on shutdown or restart“. Page after page of complaints and suggestions, including many by Microsoft.   Several of these [Read more..]

Problems with Microsoft Outlook 2016: It’s a dud!

June 27, 2019 | 1 Comment

I have been using Microsoft Outlook for years through a number of iterations, starting I think with Outlook 2000, then Outlook 2003, then Outlook 2007, and then Outlook 2010. Outlook has always had its quirks, some of which I’ve addressed here in other posts. But it basically worked, most of [Read more..]

Windows Mail Phantom New Message Count

March 28, 2019 | 3 Comments

I use Microsoft Outlook as my primary email client but for less urgent things (things that don’t necessarily need to have immediate attention) I also have some accounts set up in the Windows 10 Mail app. Periodically, the Mail app seems to get stuck displaying 1 unread message when in fact [Read more..]

Website Push Notifications: How to Disable Them in Major Browsers

August 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

With recent browser updates, it appears that the popups asking whether you want to allow Push Notifications from websites you visit have become more aggressive – or perhaps it’s just that more websites are using this feature. We have nothing enabled on this site to use these popups but [Read more..]
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