Thursday, July 31, 2014

Internet Explorer Gets A Temporary Fix It For Its Vulnerability

Microsoft recently discovered technical issues with some versions of the Internet Explorer browser, which can even leave the computer to a major risk. However, after several days of finding the issue, Microsoft has only developed a temporary solution for the same. You can find the update on the Microsoft support page noted as KB2757760.

The issue that is found allows a malware to bypass the security procedure through Flash program, and affect the computer operating system. In another article released, Microsoft stated that the KB2757760 update is a simple fix for the same, and is easier to apply. The update adds the ability to protect the computer system almost instantly, without ceasing the browsing functions, and does not even require a reboot.

Even though the Microsoft Fix It tool such as 50939 and 50938 help in protecting the system from security issues, it is important to install the upcoming security update through the Windows Update Center. Regular updates from Microsoft have the ability to find out the issues in a Windows computer automatically, and fix them before any further harm is done.

However, the fix it tool is in its trial stage and has the ability to execute solutions for over 300 common problems. While you run the update, you will find a number of things to test like system performance, internet connection, and quality of display. Every time you run a fix it tool, an automatic troubleshooter opens, which takes about a minute to complete the task.

Many users have also been using the online version of Microsoft fix it tool, and has been a trend since 2008. This update though, which is available offline, will be a boon to deal with network related issues. Rather than looking for a specific problem online, it becomes much easier when we can fix the issues offline.

The Microsoft fix it tool focuses mainly on Windows XP and Windows Vista, as Windows 7 operating system already have an in-built fix it solution. Windows 7 users can find the Find And Fix Problems tool under Security Systems section in the Control Panel. The software is working well with all the operating systems, with the downloadable version more manageable.

Monday, July 21, 2014

How To Auto Archive Emails In Microsoft Outlook 2010

Microsoft Outlook is generally available for the users as a part of Microsoft Office suite along with other applications like Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint. In fact, Outlook provides multiples uses for the users. By using it, you will be able to organize meetings, shared mailboxes, calendars and folders if you use Outlook in combination with Microsoft SharePoint Server and Microsoft Exchange Server.

Apart from personal information management, it also allows you to send and receive email messages, thus making communications a lot better and easier. When a user receives hundreds of email messages each day, the inbox of the Outlook application will grow in size considerably. When your Outlook inbox becomes larger, it will start showing some problems and it will not work properly. However, you do not need to worry or panic since there are some easy instructions available to fix this.

In fact, Microsoft has introduced a feature called Auto Archive, which helps the Outlook users to move or delete the email messages in the Outlook inbox. As a result, your Inbox will be smaller in size and will work without any problems. It is easy to configure the Auto Archive email setting.


  • Open the Microsoft Outlook 2010 application in your system and click the button called Office. Next, from the left side bar, you need to click the option called Advanced. Now, under the category called AutoArchive seen at the right side of the main window, you will see a button called AutoArchive Settings- click it.
  • Check the Run AutoArchive Every option to enable the AutoArchive feature of your Outlook application.
  • If you want to move the old items, you need to check the option called Move Old Items. After that, you need to choose the location where you need to move those old emails.
  • If you wish to remove the old Items permanently, you need to check the option labeled Permanently delete old items.
  • Now, you need to click the button called Apply these settings to all folders now to apply the Outlook setting that you have made. However, if you need to AutoArchive any other folder, you need to right click that specific folder and from the available options, you need to click Properties. Finally move to the Auto Archive tab for making the necessary settings.
These instructions provided by the Outlook setting team will help you to AutoArchive emails in Outlook 2010.  

Friday, July 18, 2014

Microsoft To Make Windows Update Mandatory

Latest reports that Microsoft is taking away the security update privileges of Windows 7 users who didn’t install the April update has turned out to be a shock for many. The April update codenamed MS14-018 is believed to improve the security features of Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 operating system.

However, it was also reported that only users with consumer or business versions of Windows 7 are affected by the update stoppage. If users are to continue receiving security updates and patch fixes from Microsoft, they are supposed to download the missed update. Microsoft’s new decision mandates that all valid users install every update released through Windows Update if at all they want to avail any particular update in future.

April update features

According to sources privy to Microsoft, the April update MS14-018 released via Windows Update service did not add any security patches to the operating system but the Internet Explorer 11 web browser. Users who failed to install this update faced problems when they tried to download the June update. Unlike the April update, the June update contains major security fixes and patches. Microsoft had recently made a similar mandate for Windows 8 users too. Users who didn’t upgrade to Windows 8 updates were blocked from receiving future updates.

Is Windows Update mandatory?

Microsoft encourages all licensed Windows users to download and install latest security updates and patch fixes from its Windows Update service. However, the service is mainly utilized by businesses. Individual users with limited internet packages avoid regular Windows update as it consumes a large amount of data. But, now Microsoft wants every user to update their operating system on a regular basis. If they skip any update, they will be disqualified from receiving any future updates.

Microsoft offers grace period for users to download April Update

Meanwhile, in its recent blog post, Microsoft said that it would allow Windows 7 users who missed the April update to download the update from Microsoft support site. The update will be made available for a limited grace period. During this period, users are required to download the update and install it. Microsoft warns saying that the April update is mandatory if users have to upgrade to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 in future.

Microsoft’s decision to make Windows Update mandatory for all users has both advantages and disadvantages. It will certainly improve the security features but individual users with limited data plans will lose a large chuck of their data on Windows update.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

How To Auto Forward Email Messages In Outlook 2010

If you work in an office, one of the software programs that you might be probably use on a daily basis is Microsoft Outlook. Microsoft Outlook is a highly recommended personal information management software. This email client helps you keep your emails in an organized way. There are so many features in this email application that if you are able to utilize the true potential of it, then your emailing experience will be extremely enhanced.

Sometimes, it is not possible for you (for whatever reason) to forward important emails to various recipients. If you find it difficult to forward high priority emails or just emails to your subordinates or team members, then one Outlook setting feature can help you automatically send the emails from particular specified senders to some recipients. All you need to do is create a simple rule to enable this auto-forward feature. When you successfully make this Outlook setting, it is possible to automatically forward email to certain specified recipients. It is possible for you to choose the contacts very easily from your Outlook’s Address Book, and then add it to the recipient list. In this article you will learn how to create a simple auto mail forward rule In Microsoft Outlook 2010. Here are the instructions:
  • First, you need to click on Rules in the Home tab. Then you need to click on Manage Rules and Alerts.
  • Then, Rules and Alerts dialog will appear. After that, from Apply changes to this folder list, you need choose an appropriate account in order to apply a rule. Then you need to click on New Rule.
  • In Rules Wizard, click on Apply rule on messages I receive, under Start from a blank rule. Then you need to click on the Next button.
  • Then you need to enable From People Or Public Group Option. After that, at the bottom of the wizard window you need to click on People or Public Group. When clicked, the Rule Address dialog will appear. In the dialog you need to enter the specific sender address in the From input pane, and the click on OK.
  • On seeing the specified email address in the bottom of the window, click Next.
  • Enable forward it to people or public group option. Then click on phrase People Or Public Group. When clicked, a Rule Address dialog will appear, and now you need to enter the recipient email address and click on OK.
  • Click on Finish to end the Rules Wizard and then click on OK.
Now, when you receive an email from a specified sender, the email will be forwarded automatically to the person specified.