Category Archives: Windows 10

Beware: Windows incorrectly implements ASLR, Fix is Available

Beware: Windows incorrectly implements ASLR, Fix is Available

Starting with Vista, Windows comes with Address space layout randomization (ASLR). ASLR is a computer security technique involved in preventing exploitation of memory corruption vulnerabilities. In order to prevent an attacker from reliably jumping to, for example, a particular exploited function in memory, ASLR randomly arranges the address space positions of key data areas of a process, including the base of the executable and the positions of the stack, heap and libraries. There is a bug in Windows 8 and above that makes this  technique useless, but you can fix it.

Find All Automatic Maintenance Tasks in Windows 10

Find All Automatic Maintenance Tasks in Windows 10

When you are not using your PC, Windows 10 performs a number of maintenance tasks. These scheduled tasks are configured to run automatically out-of-the-box. One of them is Computer Maintenance. It is a complex task which performs a number of operations to keep your OS clean and configured properly. It performs various tasks like finding and fixing broken shortcuts, removing unused Desktop shortcuts, correcting the system time and more.

Find Data Usage Per Network in Windows 10

Find Data Usage Per Network in Windows 10

Windows 10 is able to collect and show the network data usage. The operating system can display the network data amount consumed by Windows, Windows Update, Store and other apps from the last 30 days. In this article, we'll see how to view this information per a network.

Language Packs for Windows 10 are coming to Microsoft Store

Language Packs for Windows 10 are coming to Microsoft Store

New information has been revealed that Microsoft is going to put language packs in the Microsoft Store. This will allow users to download them exactly the same way they download games and apps. The standalone Windows Update package may be retired soon.

Customize Closed Captions in Windows 10

Customize Closed Captions in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 version 1803, code name "Redstone 4", you can change the options for the "Closed captions" feature. Closed captions in Windows 10 will allow reading the words spoken in a video, TV show, or a movie. The feature has a number of options you can customize.

Limit Foreground Update Bandwidth in Windows 10

Limit Foreground Update Bandwidth in Windows 10

As you may already know, it is possible to limit the Windows Update bandwidth and prevent Windows 10 from using all of your Internet connection to download huge updates. The option is available starting with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Windows 10 version 1803 "Redstone 4" features even more options to configure the bandwidth limit.

Restore Default Libraries in Windows 10

Restore Default Libraries in Windows 10

Libraries is a special folder in Windows, introduced in Windows 7. It allows you to create libraries - special folders which can aggregate files from several different folders and show it under a single, unified view. A library is an indexed location, meaning Windows Search will be completed faster in a library compared to a regular non-indexed folder. In Windows 7, when you opened Explorer using the mouse, it opened the Libraries folder. In this article, we will see how to restore the default libraries in Windows 10 in case you have deleted them.

Clear Activity History in Windows 10

Clear Activity History in Windows 10

In Windows 10 "Redstone 4" version 1803, Microsoft has added a new option that allows managing your activity history. The activity history is collected and used by Cortana, when the "let you pick up where you left off" feature is enabled. Here is is how to clear your activity history in Windows 10.

Disable or Enable Collect Activity History in Windows 10

Disable or Enable Collect Activity History in Windows 10

In Windows 10 "Redstone 4" version 1803, Microsoft has added a new option that allows managing your activity history. The activity history is collected by Cortana, when its "let you pick up where you left off" feature is enabled. Here is how to disable or enable "Collect Activity History" in Windows 10.