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Useful Microsoft Windows 8.1 Tips & Tricks Part 3

Useful Microsoft Windows 8.1 Tips & Tricks Part 3

Welcome to the third part of Windows 8.1 tips & tricks. This time, we will see how to disable Bing as your search engine, remove folders from My Computer, set your proxy settings, and turn off location services and notifications in this operating system. Follow the instructions below to easily achieve these goals.

 
Useful Microsoft Windows 8.1 Tips & Tricks Part 2

Useful Microsoft Windows 8.1 Tips & Tricks Part 2

Welcome to the second part of Windows 8.1 tips & tricks. In this part, we learn how to: personalize the display, change lock screen background and profile picture, pin applications to the taskbar, restore libraries, and use Windows 8.1's split screen mode. Follow the instructions below and learn how to use these functions with this operating system.

 
Useful Microsoft Windows 8.1 Tips & Tricks Part 1

Useful Microsoft Windows 8.1 Tips & Tricks Part 1

As compared to Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 8.1 has several new features. In the first part of Windows 8.1 tips & tricks, we take a closer look at various features that may be useful for new users who are becoming familiar with this operating system. We provide five tutorials, which explain how to 'boot' to the Desktop, open a Command Prompt, disable Help Tips, manage Application Groups, and open a file using different applications. Follow the instructions below and learn about these new features included in Windows 8.1

 
How to take a screenshot in two different ways using Windows 8.1?

To begin with, if you want to take a full-screen shot - Windows 8.1 is only second Microsoft‘s operating system after Windows 8 to have screenshot function in-built. This function may often help you to explain your problems, or just to show someone how to do something.

 
How to find out a forgotten wireless password using Windows 8.1?

If someone in your house or office has created a wireless network password which neither of you can remember, this guide will show you how to recover it from the computer which is already connected to that network. This, however, will only work if you have local administrator rights on your machine. By following this guide you can fix the problem without having to reset the wireless access point.

 
How to Remove "Your Browser Has Been Blocked" Virus

YOUR BROWSER HAS BEEN BLOCKED - how to remove this ransomware virus?

"Your browser has been blocked," "All activities on this computer have been recorded," and "All your files are encrypted" are messages that can appear while browsing the Internet. These messages are not legitimate. Browser blocking pop-ups, demanding payment of $300, 200 GBP, or 200 Euro fines (using Ukash, PaySafeCard, or GreenDot MoneyPak) to unlock computers are not associated with any legitimate authorities.

The messages are created by cybercriminals to steal money from unsuspecting Internet users. Paying fines demanded by these browser-blocking messages is equivalent to sending money directly to cybercriminals.

 
How to Remove "Access to your computer was denied" Browser Privacy Virus

"Access to your computer was denied" browser piracy virus removal instructions

The message, "Access to your computer was denied. Illegally downloaded music tracks (in other words, 'pirated copies') have been detected on your PC", appears when browsing the Internet and is a scam. It is a ransomware virus that affects Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari.

This rogue pop-up is created by cybercriminals hoping that unsuspecting Internet users will fall for the fake message and pay a $100 or 100 Euro bogus fine using Paysafecard. The fine is purportedly for the user having pirated copies of music files (supposedly detected) on their computers. In fact, paying this fine is equivalent to sending money directly to cybercriminals.

 
How to modify Windows 8 theme?

By default, Windows 8 is configured with a blue theme, nature wallpaper, and windows with wide borders - an appearance that may not satisfy all users. Fortunately, it is possible to customize the default settings to create your own theme. In this step-by-step tutorial, we describe how to configure the width and color of the windows' borders, desktop background, and how to save the preferred theme.

 

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