7 Best Bloatware Removal Tools for Windows

As any Windows user knows, background apps are the biggest factor slowing down a computer. There are usually dozens of useless applications in a PC that are never used but still take up quite a bit of memory. And while you can uninstall such Bloatware manually, it helps to have a dedicated tool to do …

7 Best Free Tune-Up Utilities for Windows

Have you noticed that your PC is taking longer to start up? Or maybe it’s just not performing as well when you start up resource-intensive programs. Either way, it might be time to optimize your PC – and that’s where tune-up utilities come in.  In this article, we’ll cover 7 of the best free PC …

How to Fix Blank Icons in Windows 10

Do you keep coming across blank icons in Windows 10? The issue could be limited to a handful of shortcuts on the desktop. Or, it may be widespread and affect other areas such as the Start menu and taskbar.  Considering how essential icons are in helping you distinguish between applications and file types, you must …

Getting “Your Device is Missing Important Security and Quality Fixes” on Windows 10?

One of the many good things about Microsoft is that it consistently rolls out updates to fix bugs or improve your system’s security. It’s in your best interest to install the updates as they’re rolled out. However, sometimes Windows Update seems to fail to install updates and gives an error that reads “your device is …

How to Fix Explorer Class Not Registered Error in Windows 10

You tried running a program in Windows 10 and you got the explorer “Class not registered” error instead. Don’t worry. This is a fairly common error. It’s usually caused by a corrupt file that’s linked to “explorer.exe.” However, it can also be caused by a faulty hard drive, although this is less common. In this …

How to Fix Windows Update Service Not Running

Windows Update is the service that keeps Windows 10 and other Microsoft products up-to-date on your computer. Unfortunately, it has a history of issues, with update errors being a common occurrence. But rarely, various reasons—such as incorrectly configured or conflicting settings—can also prevent it from running on your computer altogether. If you keep receiving an …

What Is TrustedInstaller and Is It Safe?

While looking through Task Manager for unnecessary processes, you may have noticed a task called TrustedInstaller.exe. It can often show high CPU usage, slowing down your computer at times. You may have also encountered an error message when trying to delete some system files, attributing the ownership of those files to a user called TrustedInstaller. …

How to Fix an APC Index Mismatch BSOD

A Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error is a catastrophic failure of your Windows operating system that forces it to restart. A BSOD is usually the result of a software bug, hardware failure, corrupt or missing software files, or malware infection—to name but a few possible causes. BSODs can pop up at any time, and …

What is the Waasmedic Service and Is It Safe?

If you’re viewing this page on a Windows PC, then you’re already relying on several system processes to get you here. At the top is the Windows system kernel (ntoskrnl.exe) which allows software to interact with your PC hardware. Lower-level applications like Chrome (chrome.exe) use the kernel to display pages like this one. Unfortunately, not …