Removing The Babylon Toolbar From Your System

Babylon Toolbar Removal

       Removing Babylon Toolbar

Are you still clueless about how random “toolbars” seem to make their way into your computer? Every now and then, you open your browser to see some new toolbar installed. First off, NO, a toolbar is not a virus, although it has certain malware-ish traits. Toolbars usually get inside your system right under your nose.

When you install third-party free software (Not made by Microsoft), the installation wizards have certain optional installs that you most often fail to note. These options include certain toolbars that people fail to spot and are enabled by default. Hence, if you fail to disable them, they will get installed on your computer on their own.

Once installed in your system, some toolbars have the propensity to wreck havoc. Usually, most toolbars hijack the web browser and change many settings, to the frustration of the users. While some change the homepage and search engine settings, certain other toolbars even record your search settings and display relevant advertisements based upon your search history.

Generally, it is advisable to remove toolbars. They eat up your screen space and slow down your browser. Most toolbars lie unused and lie dormant most of the time. Babylon toolbar is one such toolbar. This ‘language software’ is rarely used by anyone. If you have inadvertently installed this toolbar in your system, it is better to remove it at the earliest.

Search Engine Settings

        Toolbar Removal In Windows

While most toolbars have a one click removal wizard for the convenience of the user, Babylon toolbar does not come with any such feature. However, it is relatively easy to get rid of the toolbar, even without any specific Babylon toolbar removal tool. Once uninstalled, the toolbar leaves no trace and rarely makes any changes to the registry entries.

In order to remove the toolbar, you have to go to the Control Panel from inside the Start menu and then open the Add or Remove Programs folder. You will find the complete list of software installed in your computer. From the list of all the software, search for Babylon and click on it. Start the uninstallation process by clicking on the Remove button next to it. Merely double-clicking the option also works. The Babylon toolbar removal process will start on its own.

Upon following the on-screen instructions, the Babylon toolbar will be uninstalled from your system. If you have other toolbars, you can try to remove them using the same procedure. It is advisable to always try and keep your web-browser free from any sort of toolbars.

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Some Of The Best Features In Windows 8

Windows 8 Features

         Windows 8 Security

Although it is the most panned operating system in Microsoft’s history, Windows 8 does in fact have a few useful features. Some of these actually set it at par with Apple’s iOS. Here are a few of the best Windows 8 features.

Fast Malware detection

You don’t’ see many computers running an OS without an antivirus. Most of them start working only after the operating system is booted into, and as you know, this is not enough sometimes. Rootkits and bootkits, for example, are usually up and running before the antivirus is. In such cases, the latter are useless. However, Windows 8 has something called ELAM, or “Early Launch Anti-Malware“, which takes care of this perfectly.

ELAM works as a built-in scanner, which checks the drivers specifically. The program is launched prior to the drivers in the OS, and these are then checked to see if they are infected. Enterprise customers have the option to use the group policy editor, and set how ELAM reacts to perceived threats. They can either set the system to be granted booting permission only when there is no infection present, or to allow unknown drivers, even if these look suspicious. Many times, the latter are merely unsigned, but harmless drivers from third parties.

Runtime security

Useful Features

           WTG On Windows 8

Once you have the OS running, there are many more layers of protective security to limit and prevent malware attacks. Windows Defender used to be the antivirus program included in Windows 7, but now it is a default application. What it does in Windows 8, is from checking for suspicious network activity, and malware executable signatures. There is the chance that your PC vendor will replace it with a third party application, which might be no more than a trial version.

Portable Enterprise Security

This is something that allows organizations literally carry their OS around. Windows 8 Enterprise edition offers an option called Windows To Go, or WTG, which lets them keep a pre-installed copy of the OS on a USB flash drive, and run it on any computer they want. This lets the organization be sure that employees and contractors use securely configured operating systems for work, if there is a VPN setup they must adhere to.

These are some of the Windows 8 features, which make it a genuinely likeable product, though evidently not when it’s part of the Windows line. Hope we can see more in the upcoming Windows 9 operating system.

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Upgrading Your Windows 7 To A Newer OS

Windows 7 Help

       Features Of Windows 7

Many organizations use Windows 7 on their computers. However, according to Windows 7 help blogs, these organizations should slowly start upgrading these computers with any of the newer operating systems, as the support for this operating system is ending.

Microsoft has decided to end the mainstream support of the operating system by January next year. In another five years, that is, by 2020, the operating system will see its last day of extended support. Therefore, Gartner research vice president, Stephen Kleynhans says “Organizations must start planning now, so they can prevent a recurrence of what happened with Windows XP.”

Microsoft ended the support for Windows XP operating system in April and this had affected a large number of organizations who still had computers running on this outdated operating system. Now, many of you might think that Windows 7 still has another five years of support. However, in a large organization with thousands of PCs, the transition to a new operating system is not an easy task. These companies could face many hindrances for the upgrade. For instance, an upgrade may not be possible with the existing hardware of the computers. This means, an upgrade of the hardware first and then the operating system. This would take many months or even years to complete.

Windows 9

            Windows 7 Upgrade

Organizations may start the upgrade to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 operating system as early as possible. Let us discuss about how to make this upgrade process simple. One of the techniques that you could adopt is slow transition to a new operating system. For this, start installing Windows 8 on all the newer machines that are bought in the organization. This will slowly replace Windows 7 with Windows 8 in due course of time. Over the next five years, most of the computers in your organization would be replaced with Windows 8.

Now, some experts are of the opinion that the organizations ought to wait for a few more months before making an upgrade. This is because Microsoft is developing a newer operating system Windows 9, which could be released in any time in the coming months. Therefore, it would be worthwhile to wait for its release.

According to Windows 7 help blogs, the share of Windows 7 PCs stood at more than fifty percent and that of the outdated Windows XP at 24.8 percent. The combined share of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 is only 12.5 percent.

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Organizing Incoming Emails In Microsoft Outlook

Outlook Setting

         Outlook 2013

Microsoft Outlook is considered to be one of the most advanced and useful email applications mainly because of the advanced options it provides its users. Some of these interesting options such as the calendar and task manager option enable the Outlook users to successfully set reminders for their important dates as well as schedule their appointments in their professional life. Hence, Microsoft Outlook is considered to be a necessity for business professionals. There is also a dedicated support team that goes by the name Outlook tech support, which troubleshoots and fixes all the issues related to the Outlook setting.

Organizing all incoming emails in Outlook is a simple process and for this, you need to create specific folders in the application. You can use the following instructions provided by the Outlook tech support team for this purpose.

  • To create a rule directly from a message, you need to first right-click on the email you want to automatically move to the specific folder. Now, you need to click on the Create Rule option.
  • Once the Create Rule box pops up on your computer screen, you need to choose the option to select one or more conditions. Now, you can follow through the actions by checking all the corresponding boxes. Here, you will be provided with an option, by clicking on which, you can screen the email by sender address or the distribution list, subject and the recipient.

    Distribution List

                Outlook Features

  • In the Outlook setting there’s also an option available, using which, the users can also set a sound alert or a desktop New Item Alert for the incoming mail. For moving a specific email to a folder, you need to first checkmark Move the item to folder. Next, you can click on the Select folder button or even click on New to select or open a new folder.
  • Once you’re done, click on OK to confirm the new rule and you’ll see that all the emails satisfying the new rule will get moved automatically to the folder from now on.
  • You can also instantly run this rule in Outlook. For this, move onto the Run this rule option and click on it to apply on the messages, which are already in the current folder.

By following these options, you can successfully organize your emails in Outlook. To get more information on the same, you may get in touch with our tech support team.

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Windows 8.1 Update 2 Might Disappoint Users- Report

Windows 8 Upgrade

              Windows 8.1 Update 2

It appears that the upcoming Windows 8 Upgrade codenamed Windows 8.1 Update 2 might disappoint users who expect brand new features with it. The update seems to contain relatively nothing as compared to the previous update codenamed Windows 8.1 Upgrade 1. Earlier, it was reported that the update would contain features like latest front end features as well as fonts. But, Microsoft has skipped these features.

No details available yet

The tech giant hasn’t released any details about the update. It seems that users have to wait until the release of the update to see what its contents will be. Report has it that Microsoft has decided to shrink Windows 8.1 Update 2 because of the upcoming launch of Windows Threshold. The company kept apart some of the features that it planned to add earlier to Windows 8.1 Update for Windows Threshold. Critics believe that Microsoft is more inclined to giving maximum hype to Windows Threshold rather than adding any improvements or enhancements for the existing Windows 8 Upgrade.

Windows 9 to be released by end of this year

Desktop Friendly Operating System

         Windows 8 Support

If reports are to be believed, Microsoft has serious plans to release Windows 9 (Windows Threshold) by the end of this year. Microsoft believes that people won’t dislike Windows 9 because it will contain many missed Windows features such as Start menu. Moreover, Windows 9 will have a different orientation from Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Both of these operating systems claimed to be touch screen friendly operating systems. Windows 9 will certainly be a touch screen friendly operating system. Nevertheless, it will focus more at being a desktop friendly operating system. It is not known whether Microsoft would retain the tile based Metro UI for Windows Threshold.

Windows 9 is capable of indentifying the device

A brand new feature integrated with Windows 9 is its ability to identify the device that it is installed in. This sophisticated feature would enable the operating system to use the resources of the computing device that it is installed to the maximum. This would essentially enable the operating system to have maximum performance. According to sources privy to Microsoft, this is the first time that an operating system is integrating the capability for identifying the device.

Microsoft is shrinking Windows 8.1 Update 2 features is not pleasing news for the existing users of the operating system. Certainly, it would further reduce the Windows 8 market share.

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