Category: Windows 8

Turn off Windows SmartScreen in Windows 8

Windows 8 has come with newer security features – Windows SmartScreen being one of them. Windows SmartScreen can help you stay safer by warning you before running unrecognized programs downloaded from the Internet. When you try to run a program, SmartScreen sends the information to Microsoft and fetches data as to running that program is safe or not. If you temporarily do not have an internet connection, then SmartScreen blocks every unrecognized program.

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Hide Windows Explorer Ribbon Bar in Windows 8

The latest version of Microsoft Windows – Windows 8 has brought many new features like the ribbon bar in Windows Explorer. This ribbon bar is similar to what you are used to in the Microsoft Office 2007 and Office 2010 user interface. If you do not like this ribbon bar, then you can minimize it using the tiny arrow button on the top-right corner of the Windows Explorer. There is also a way to permanently minimize the ribbon bar.

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Find Updates to Installed Software Using FileHippo Update Checker

Most of the security related problems arise because you have been using older software. The new updated versions come patched for many security vulnerabilities and loaded with new features. Now you can use the FileHippo Update Checker to find out if the updates to the software installed on your computers are available. The Update Checker will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to to see if there are any newer releases.

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