Office 365 now opens attachments in a sandbox to prevent infections

Office 365 now opens attachments in a sandbox to prevent infections

Microsoft today announced the launch of Application Guard for Office in public preview to protect enterprise users from threats using malicious attachments as an attack vector. Application Guard for Office (also known as Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office) is designed to help prevent block files downloaded from untrusted sources from gaining access trusted resources by opening them within an isolated sandbox. […]

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Microsoft confirms Internet Explorer is finally dead on Windows 10

Microsoft confirms Internet Explorer is finally dead on Windows 10

MICROSOFT has hammered the final nail into Internet Explorer’s coffin, forcing Windows 10 users to move to its recently redesigned Microsoft Edge web browser, or rivals like Google Chrome, Opera and Mozilla Firefox. Here’s when you’ll lose the IE from your PC. Microsoft has confirmed plans to phase out its once-ubiquitous Internet Explorer web browser […]

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How to restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

How to restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10, when you open an image file, the image would no longer be viewed in the Windows Photo Viewer. Instead, you’ll be switched to the new Microsoft Photos, which is plagued with performance and reliability issues. While Windows Photo Viewer has been retired, it is still easy to use and lightweight program to […]

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Microsoft Outlook is crashing worldwide with 0xc0000005 errors, how to fix

Microsoft Outlook is crashing worldwide with 0xc0000005 errors, how to fix

Microsoft Outlook is immediately crashing worldwide when users start the application, with 0xc0000005 errors displayed in the Windows Event Viewer. These crashes started occurring last night, and reports are flooding in from users all over the world. Users who examined their Application event logs will see an error log stating that the OUTLOOK.EXE program has crashed […]

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Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 Start Menu with theme-aware tiles

Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 Start Menu with theme-aware tiles

Say goodbye to the blocky Window 10 Start Menu tiles with colored backgrounds and hello to partially transparent theme-aware tiles that look so much nicer. Earlier this year, Microsoft revealed a sneak peek of the changes they were exploring with the Windows 10 Start Menu and the use of transparent tiles rather than ones with a solid background. With […]

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Microsoft releases urgent security updates for Windows 10 Codecs bugs

Microsoft releases urgent security updates for Windows 10 Codecs bugs

Microsoft has released two out-of-band security updates to address remote code execution security vulnerabilities affecting the Microsoft Windows Codecs Library on several Windows 10 and Windows Server versions. The two vulnerabilities are tracked as CVE-2020-1425 and CVE-2020-1457, the first one being rated as critical while the second received an important severity rating. Both desktop and server platforms affected In […]

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Almost 300 Windows 10 executables vulnerable to DLL hijacking

Almost 300 Windows 10 executables vulnerable to DLL hijacking

A simple VBScript may be enough to allow users to gain administrative privileges and bypass UAC entirely on Windows 10. In a new report from a PwC UK security researcher Wietze Beukema, we learn that almost 300 Windows 10 executables are vulnerable to DLL hijacking. “It turns out nearly 300 executables in your System32 folder are vulnerable […]

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Microsoft removed the defer feature update setting in Windows 10

Microsoft removed the defer feature update setting in Windows 10

Microsoft has removed the setting allowing users to defer feature updates in Windows 10 2004 but still allows it to be configured via group policies for business versions. Since Windows 10 version 1703, Microsoft has included a setting that allows users to defer the installation of feature updates for up to 365 days. Defer update […]

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Microsoft says June 2020 updates break Outlook for some users

Microsoft says June 2020 updates break Outlook for some users

Microsoft says in a support document recently published that Outlook will fail to start for some users, automatically displaying an error prompting the users to repair some inbox files. According to the company, all users who have updated Outlook to version 2005 Build 12827.20268 or higher will see an error prompt saying that “Something is wrong […]

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Microsoft Releases March 2020 Office Updates With Fixes, Improvements

Microsoft Releases March 2020 Office Updates With Fixes, Improvements

Microsoft released the March 2020 non-security Microsoft Office updates with improvements and fixes for the Windows Installer (MSI) editions of Office 2013 and Office 2016. For instance, this month’s updates fix a Microsoft Office 2016 error caused by ADODB.Recordset objects, updates some translations, and an issue affecting Skype for Business users that will not let […]

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