Windows 11

Microsoft warns the files may remain after the Windows PC reset

Microsoft warns users of its operating system about the strange bug in the Reset this PC mechanism. The function Windows offers to commit the complete reinstallation of the operating system may keep some of the user files. Reset this PC function keeps some files undeleteWhy does Windows not delete the files?Is it possible to deal with that problem? Reset this PC function keeps some files undelete Rudyooms, the IT expert marked as Microsoft MVP, discovered an interesting bug in the Windows function for system reset. While attempting to reset your system to factory settings, you can choose...

Systemswift.exe process – what is it? Is systemswift.exe safe?

There are dozens of processes running in the background in your system. Some of them do not look interesting, and some of them call increased attention to them. The systemswift.exe process is one that sometimes causes loud disputes between users. “Is systemswift exe legit?”, “Do I have to stop the systemswift.exe?” – let’s answer these questions. What is the systemswift.exe process?Is systemswift.exe safe?When the things go dangerousHow do I disable the systemswift.exe process? What is the systemswift.exe process? This process in your Task Manager belongs to a legitimate application...

Is Usermode Font Driver Host Malware?

If you have defined the process named Usermode Font Driver Host as a cause of your PC running slowly, or you just discovered this process, and you want to know what it is, you’re at the right place. In this article, we will unriddle the process and explain its purpose. We will also find out whether Usermode Font Driver Host is malware. What is Usermode Font Driver Host?Possible problemsAuthenticity checkChecking file locationChecking digital signatureChecking user nameIf fontdrvhost.exe is malicious What is Usermode Font Driver Host? Usermoder Font Driver Host is a Windows system...

WMI Provider Host high CPU usage. How to fix that issue?

WMI Provider Host (WmiPrvSE.exe) is one of the processes you can spectate in your Windows. In this article – a part of a large series about Windows system processes – you will see the purpose of that process, as well as possible ways to fix WmiPrvSE.exe high CPU usage. WMI Provider Host is a crucial system process that is required by a big number of applications. Hence, it is not pretty hard to get into a situation when something goes wrong. Special attention is needed when you have any self-made programs or apps in beta testing. There are no cases of malware under the name of the...

Is Microsoft Defender good enough?

Microsoft Defender. The epochal product that appeared together with a breakthrough Windows version – Vista. Through the years, it was known as a useless tool that cannot protect your system even from the simplest viruses. Times have changed, and old problems are gone. But the Defender is still a non-grata for its users. Why? Let’s figure that out. Is Microsoft Defender necessary?What’s wrong with the Microsoft Defender?Ratings and awards – why so comic?Is Windows Defender any good?Is Microsoft Defender worth using? Is Microsoft Defender necessary? I don’t want to touch the dark...

How to remove viruses from the Windows Safe Mode?

The majority of viruses that are widespread nowadays can be removed from your PC without any additional setups. However, some “serious” examples of computer viruses can block the anti-malware software usage, or just load the CPU so much that the security tool will fail to start. For that case (and some other actions) Microsoft added the Safe Mode to their operating system. What is Safe Mode in Windows?How to remove viruses from a computer in Safe Mode?Enter the Safe Mode on Windows 7Enter the Safe Mode on Windows 8/8.1/10/11Malware removal in the Safe ModeRemove malware with GridinSoft Anti...

“Msftconnect redirect” error. Why it appears again and again?

“Msftconnect redirect” error may occur in your web browser exactly after starting it. A lot of users report this error appearance after the last updates of Windows 10. What is the “msftconnect redirect”?Why does this error appear?How do I fix “msftconnect redirect” error?Disable the NCSI serviceChange your HTTP/HTTPS settingsChecking your PC for possible malware presence What is the “msftconnect redirect”? This message is a sign of an NCSI service error. That service is designed to check the network connection, and also to manage the best connection protocols. In some cases, it malfunctions...

System Restore in Windows 11: how to and what for

Like all previous versions of the Microsoft operating system since Windows Millenium Edition, the 2021 Windows 11 features an option of restoring a last viable system condition. We have already published a tutorial on creating a restore point in Windows 10. In this article, you’ll get a short but essential manual on turning this function on in Windows 11, using it in its auto-mode, setting restore points manually, and making a restore. Why do you need a system restore at all?System Restore vs In-Place RepairEnabling Windows 11 System restoreCreating a restore point manuallyRecovering your...

Windows Defender Won’t Launch In Build 20000.120

One of the Windows 11 preview builds (20000.120) features a ridiculous bug. Why ridiculous? Because it affects the most cherished component of the new Windows – its security. As you try to launch Windows Defender, the build 20000.120 instead of running the anti-virus renders a pop-up window. A new app for an old Windows DefenderSo much for zero-trust security?Another problem with Defender in preview buildsDealing with the issue A new app for an old Windows Defender The pop-up says literally: “You’ll need a new app to open this windowsdefender link.” The window also...

Windows Defender Won’t Update in Windows 11 (0x80070643 Error)

Many Windows 11 preview build (22000.160) users report the same frustrating issue: the system won’t update Windows Defender, bereaving itself of the latest anti-malware bases. Windows keeps rendering the 0x80070643 error. A dig into the matter shows that several conditions might be responsible for the trouble. The most probable causes are listed below. Windows Defender Fails to Update: Probable CausesAttempt 1: Windows Update TroubleshooterAttempt 2: Installing Missing Updates by HandBe Advised:Attempt 3: Reinstalling Windows (In-Place Repair) Windows Defender Fails to Update: Probable...

How to install Windows 11 on an incompatible PC?

If you want to try Windows 11 but your device does not support it, here are several methods to help. The newest Microsoft OS was leaked on June 15th and officially announced on June 24th. Windows 11 boasts a sleek new design in pastel colors, a new startup sound, rounded corners and in general reminds of Mac look. The Windows Start menu changed its position to the middle of the screen with apps positioned in the center. New desktop tools were added to create a more efficient work environment for users. Everything seems so promising so far. But with the requirements for the new Windows 11...

How to install Windows 11?

With the new Windows 11 making much news recently everyone starts to look at ways on how to get the much anticipated new OS from Microsoft. The information out there may confuse you at first but don’t worry we did all the research for you so you can go straight to the point. Before we start we want to draw a few important lines before you rush to the installation. Because you have a few things to consider though. Basic requirements for Windows 11Explaining the purpose of TPMHow do I get Windows 11?Windows 11 installation steps Basic requirements for Windows 11 First of all, you have to...