Most modern browsers – Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and even Microsoft’s new Edge – provide a search feature directly from the address bar.
You should be aware that inadvertently using the search facility to find a web site or download can often take you to a malicious, malware infected site or download which can have a devastating impact on your computer.
Only today I attended a client who did exactly this in looking to download a copy of Google Chrome. Instead of browsing directly to Google’s download site (at www.google.co.uk/chrome) the browser search, in this case, took the user to a malicious site which provided a corrupted version of Chrome which installed multiple pop-up advertising banners.
It has become apparent over recent days that Windows 10 has some issues with the screen display.
It looks like Microsoft have made some significant changes to the way the display is handled in the upgrade to Windows 10 and, in a number of cases we’ve seen, software which works perfectly well in Windows 7 and even Windows 8/8.1 can experience substantial problems when running under Windows 10.
July 29th 2015 is a date for the diary – it’s the date that Microsoft have announced the release of Windows 10.
Many of you will have already noticed the little white icon appearing in your Task Bar asking you to register for the upgrade and if you have a fully licensed copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 you can obtain the upgrade free of charge for a 12 month period from the release date.
However, there are a lot of things to be aware of before you make that jump.