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Windows Defender and Security Essentials will now automatically delete annoying cleaners

Windows Defender and Security Essentials will now automatically delete annoying cleaners

Microsoft will tighten the screws on scummy developers who use scare tactics to frighten people - particularly non-tech savvy folks - into paying for unnecessary software. At the same time, Microsoft threw AMD under the bus, writing, "After investigating, Microsoft has determined that some AMD chipsets do not conform to the documentation previously provided to Microsoft to develop the Windows operating system mitigations to protect against the chipset vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown".

Microsoft appears to be taking a modular approach to Windows 10 in the long term, envisaging an OS available in several formats with varying levels of functionality, to install in relation to individual needs and hardware.

However, in January, according to StatCounter, Windows 10 finally claimed the top spot. While on the other hand, NetMarketShare reports that Windows 10 is slowly increasing its user base, but the operating system is still not very close to Windows 7. Between December and January, the latter only decreasing by 0.3 percentage points to 41.86 per cent. "However, Windows 7 retains loyalty especially amongst business users".

Nevertheless, the speed with which Windows 10 has been adopted has been slower than Microsoft initially anticipated.

Provides additional protections for 32-bit (x86) versions of Windows 10, version 1709.

Following both these major players are Windows 8.1 at 8.72 percent, Windows XP at 3.36 percent, Windows 8 at 2.44 percent, and Windows Vista at 0.74 percent. The update will go live on the 1st of March. This product will receive five years of mainstream support but "approximately" two years extended support. Originally a part of Windows 7 in 2009 and continuing until now, HomeGroup was a way to share files a. That being said, Windows 7 support is coming to an end in the next couple of years which means you should be thinking of upgrading in the near future but make sure you are aware of all the changes to that software's lifecycle policy too. Many users see no usability or functionality reason to upgrade.

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