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How to Fix High Memory Usage in Windows

Okay, you may have already noticed it – your Windows 8.1 consumes high CPU usage. The problem and resolution are mentioned in recent Microsoft bulletin KB3053711.

A lot of users have reported about the problem when running taskhost.exe. The good news is that it is not a virus or an exploit that can harm your PC. Here what Microsoft support says in the report:

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Don’t Miss a Free Windows 10 Upgrade!

It will expire soon. So if you’ve been waiting till the last moment to decide whether or not you want to upgrade your PC, it’s the best time to make your decision.

You must have heard that an offer of a free Windows 10 upgrade for users running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 is available till July 29, 2016. The next day a price for a full version of Windows 10 Home will rock to $119 or $199 for the Pro edition.

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The U.S. government recommends: Uninstall Apple’s QuickTime from your computer immediately

Are you using QuickTime? Well, you should seriously consider uninstalling it. And here is why…

The U.S. government recommends all Windows users to uninstall Apple’s QuickTime audio/video program. According to TrendMicro, Apple’s QuickTime contains two critical security vulnerabilities. However, Apple is no longer responsible for the new updates. So do not hesitate to uninstall it as soon as possible.

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Are You Still Using Windows XP?

You are not alone. According to TechCrunch data, Windows XP remains the third most popular operating system with its 10.9% market share. It was released more than a decade ago, far-far away in 2001. That’s the year when Euro started its circulation, the first iPod presented and first movie on Harry Potter released. Yes, it was so long ago. That’s sad.

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Fake System-Cleaning Programs for Windows

Keeping your computer clean and secure is extremely important, but there are a lot of people who will try to benefit from it. Like the proverbial bad apple, this bad system-cleaning app or software can hurt your system by pretending to do the job, but actually only simulate it leaving your computer vulnerable to viruses and malware.

Although it comes in many forms, these fake programs (called rogueware) are referred to antivirus or system cleaning software which pretends to be a real antivirus application. It runs a simulation and tells you that your system is heavily infected with Trojans, viruses, and worms and offers to buy its services to remove the problem. Sometimes they will tell you that your hard drive is going to die and a premium version of a product can recover your files.

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How to Create Restore Points in Windows?

Simple guide that will help you to make Windows restore more reliable.

When it comes to installing plenty of applications, file system changes recovery you need to restore Windows. Unfortunately to common users, it may require some efforts from them because the system itself leaves data from last week, not yesterday.

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