Fix: Unremovable “Apps” Extension in Edge or Chrome

chrome/edge unremovable "apps" extension

Of late, many users are facing a problem where a rogue browser extension named “Apps” appears in Chrome or Edge. Also, the user is unable to remove the extension. Attempting to remove the extension via the registry or deleting the extension folder doesn’t help, as the extension is automatically installed whenever the user opens  Edge or Chrome.Read more

Find Unnecessary Device Drivers in your Windows PC

Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) setup screen

Your Windows installation may get bloated over time with unwanted device driver packages. The driver store may accumulate drivers that aren’t required by the system — i.e., the hardware no longer exists, or another package has superseded the driver. You can remove device drivers in Windows using several methods. But how do you find out … Read more

How to Completely Uninstall a Driver in Windows 11/10

uninstall driver via apps and features

Windows comes with many built-in drivers for various hardware. When you connect a device to your computer, Windows will automatically install drivers from the driver store. If a suitable driver is unavailable in the store, you can use the vendor-supplied device driver or let Windows download the device driver automatically from the Microsoft Update servers.Read more

Can’t Access Documents, Pictures, Music After Uninstalling DropBox

shell folder location unavailable - dropbox

When you access a user shell folder such as Pictures, Documents, or Music after uninstalling a cloud sync software, the following error may occur: Location is not available C:\Users\Ramesh\Music is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device or drive is connected or the disc is inserted, and then try again. … Read more

Register Thunderbird Portable with Default Apps or Default Programs

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thunderbird iconMozilla® Thunderbird is a freeware email client that has lots of features, including quick message search, customizable views, support for IMAP/POP, RSS support, etc. Mozilla Thunderbird®, Portable Edition is the popular Mozilla Thunderbird email client bundled with a Launcher as a portable app. is a popular portable software solution allowing you to take your favorite software with you. A fully open source and free platform, it works from any synced cloud folder (DropBox, Google Drive, Box, etc), from your local PC on an internal or external drive, or on any portable storage device (USB flash drive, memory card, portable hard drive, etc) moved between PCs.

The portable version of Mozilla Thunderbird lets you store your email and address book on a removable drive so that you can take the data with you wherever you go.

In this article, we’ll see how to add or remove Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition to Default Apps/Default Programs in Windows.

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How to Fix .JAR (Executable Jar File) File Association in Windows

jarfix - repair .jar file association settings

Jar (Java ARchive) or “executable Jar file” is executed by Java Runtime Environment (javaw.exe) program. On Windows, the Java Runtime Environment’s setup will register a default association for Jar files so that double-clicking a Jar file on the desktop will automatically run it with “javaw.exe -jar” command-line argument.Read more

Fix for Malwarebytes Error “Unable to connect the Service”

malwarebytes unable to connect to service

When you try to open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) software on your Windows computer, you may receive the following error:

malwarebytes unable to connect to service

Unable to start

Unable to connect the Service

If you attempt to start the “Malwarebytes Service” (MBAMService) service via Services MMC (services.msc), the following error may occur:

Windows could not start the Malwarebytes Service service on Local Computer.

Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start.

malwarebytes error 1068

Additionally, when you check the dependencies of any service in the Services MMC, the following error is shown:

Service Dependencies

Win32: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

The above errors occur if the “Windows Management Instrumentation” (WinMgmt) service is not running.Read more