A new malware emerged in the 1st week of August 2023 that has infected many computers already. The origin of the malware is yet to be traced, but the malware adds six scheduled tasks, each of which runs rhc.exe, wscript.exe agile2.vbs, ytcheckts.vbs, and php.exe.Read more
By default, after you lock your workstation (computer), the display turns off automatically in 1 minute, and the lock screen display off timeout can only be increased. For some users, the 1-minute interval is not sufficient, and they need a mechanism to automatically turn off the monitor immediately after the computer is locked.
In this article, we’ll see how to automatically turn off the monitor automatically when you lock your computer (Win + L). Read more
When you browse a folder containing media files, Windows generates thumbnail images of your image and video files if the folder view is set to thumbnail view (medium, large or extra large icons.) The generated thumbnail is cached and written to database so that the system need not regenerate the miniature thumbnail images every time you open the folder.Read more
This post tells you how to schedule the creation of daily System Restore point during startup or logon in all versions of Windows, including Windows 10 and Windows 11.
The first method involves a VBScript that I wrote to create restore points, and the 2nd method uses the WMI command-line tool Wmic.exe. The script method has an advantage where you can force the creation of restore point even if a previous restore point was created within the last 24 hours.Read more
If the Command Prompt, PowerShell, or an unknown program window flashes during logon or at random intervals without you doing anything, there are many chances that it’s a Task Scheduler job. The windows popping up frequently can be a huge distraction when you’re working or playing a game on the computer.Read more
Windows Defender’s command-line utility MpCmdrun.exe is used for scheduling scans or updating definition files or signature using command-line. This post tells you how to setup Windows Defender to scan the computer daily at a specified time using Task Scheduler and MpCmdrun.exe in Windows 10.Read more