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Windows Defender Browser Protection for Google Chrome

Posted in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 by Steve Sinchak

Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 includes the Windows Defender SmartScreen service for years that prevents users from accidentally browsing to known malicious and fake phishing websites. While Microsoft Edge is a great browser and has many very strong security features, Microsoft understands that many people choose to use Google Chrome.  As such, Microsoft still cares about the security of the web browser that you use because after all, the web browser remains to be the number one attack vector to infect your PC.  To help Google Chrome protect your PC, Microsoft has released the Windows Defender Browser Protection extension for Google Chrome. 

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Exploring the new Activity Timeline in Windows 10

Posted in Windows 10 by Steve Sinchak

In the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, Microsoft completely revamped the window switching button on the taskbar known as task view. Previously the button when activated would display a thumbnail of each application and window open on your PC. Now the feature takes it to the next level and lets you go back in time. That’s right, it’s a time machine for your apps. 

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Managing your Privacy in Windows 10

Posted in Windows 10 by Steve Sinchak

Windows 10 is a true cloud-based operating system that includes both cloud and local elements designed to provide an experience that seamlessly roams across devices and automates the manual tasks of keeping Windows up-to-date and your PC protected. We expect our operating systems to be reliable and perform well at all times but problems do happen. Windows 10 is smart enough to detect and report them to Microsoft so Windows 10 can be improved, but this capability along with many other elements of Windows 10 can impact your privacy. In this article, I will review the privacy features in Windows 10 to help you find the right balance.

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