Starting with Windows 10 version 1803, a new option is available under Settings to manage startup entries. Access Settings –> Apps –> Startup.
Friday, June 1, 2018
With the Windows 10 April 1803 release, a new feature named Timeline was introduced. To disable this component, access the Settings menu and select Privacy. Under the Activity History section, disable “Let Windows collect my activities from this PC”. Also verify that the second option of “Let Windows sync my activities from this PC to the cloud” is disabled as well.
Google Chrome includes a “software_reporter_tool.exe” application created by ESET https://www.eset.com/int/google-chrome-cleanup/ to periodically scan for unwanted software on the Windows platform. If you wish to manually execute a scan, use the URL:
Once the page is displayed, click on the Find link.
More details can be found below.
When scanning a local Wi-Fi network, hidden SSID entries may be listed. One potential source of such traffic is a Roku device. To disable this traffic, use the menu path below.
Go to home
Advanced system settings
Disable Device connect
To restart the graphic driver within Windows, use the following keyboard combination. The screen should go blank for a few seconds and a beep sound should be produced. This combination is valid for Windows 8 and 10.
The Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant (SaRA) is an utility to troubleshoot Outlook and Office 365 connectivity issues.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
By default, Google Chrome sends SSDP network broadcast traffic on the local subnet.
M-SEARCH * HTTP/1.1
USER-AGENT: Google Chrome/65.0.3325.162 Windows
To disable the media router feature, launch Chrome and enter chrome://flags/
Search for “media router” and disable the feature.