This solution comes from the Microsoft’s Answers site, involves Command Line use and is very easy to follow. Happy computing.
“Click your Start Button, type cmd, then right click Command Prompt and choose ‘Run as Administrator’
Run this command and hit Enter
Run this command and hit Enter
Note down the letter associated with that new drive
Run these commands one at a time and hit Enter (replace X with the correct drive letter)
select volume X
Close Command Prompt and restart your PC”
Computerworld » InSpectre: See whether your PC’s protected from Meltdown and Spectre
Great post showing how Microsoft’s Meltdown/Spectre checker leaves something to be desired and two alternatives which are lightweight and easy to use. Results of a patched Dell Inspiron 5000 with a 7th gen i7 look promising! Happy computing.
These are by no means the only ones available but having prior experiences with these companies’ products recommendation integrity is high. Qihoo 360 claims to be the first security vendor to release a data/file recovery tool against WannaCry/WanaCrypt0r. The article is quite detailed and a link to the tool can be found approximately two-thirds down under Chapter 3 Feasibility of Data Recovery. It should be noted that 100% recovery can not be guaranteed due to the malware’s destructive nature.
Avast makes available a nice tool set of decryptors including updates to recently discovered strains of the CrySis ransomware. I also highly recommend the blogs of these two companies as a great, cyber security news sources. Happy and safe computing.
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Tagged Avast, CrySis, Data recovery tools, Free ransomware decryptors, Qihoo 360, Ransomware, WanaCrypt0r, WannaCry, WannaCrypt
When Microsoft releases a security update for WindowsXP know that things are bad. Among the best information I’ve read comes from the Avast blog as it’s condensed and concise enough to be downright interesting. What does MS have to say? Well here is their official blog post. Windows 10 users – or those who keep their systems regularly updated – can have little infection worry but could easily be carriers. Have not yet seen details about payload distribution but I would guess it involves some type of social engineering. Stay informed, safe and happy computing!
InfoWorld » A free, almost foolproof way to check for malware
Shout out to Todd for bringing this one to light. A great way to check and clean for malware against over 50 virus databases. Flash is required to watch the video. Happy Holidays and safe computing!
14 reasons why you shouldn’t upgrade to Windows 10 | Windows Central
I hate it coming to this because I like Windows 10 but feel forced to no longer support the free upgrade. Here is an article from Windows Central outlining several minor reasons why not to upgrade. My reason is a bit more substantial.
Since upgrading my device will come out of sleep on it’s own and go into an unusable state. This then leads to a forced, hard-shutdown with the power button and, as you should know, this is not healthy for Windows or the device. Since this machine is either being used or in sleep mode this instability is unacceptable and I would rather regress back to the stability of Windows 7.
6 multitasking tips to be more productive on Windows 10 | Windows Central
Although most of us will use Windows 10 at home before work it can’t hurt to familiarize yourself with it’s productivity tools and features. Windows Central has put together an excellent article outlining such functions including how-to videos and a table of useful keyboard shortcuts!