Enable Adware or PUA Protection in Microsoft Security Essentials

If you are a user of the Microsoft Security Essentials anti-virus software, you can make your operating system more protected. It is possible to enable Adware or potentially unwanted software protection in Microsoft Security Essentials with a Registry tweak.

Enable Adware and PUA protection in Windows Defender

Microsoft has implemented a new security feature for Windows Defender. With a simple PowerShell command, you can turn on the ability to scan and remove adware and potentially unwanted apps. Follow the instructions in this tutorial to learn how it can be done.

Turn off automatically installing suggested apps in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the operating system automatically downloads and installs apps and games. Without the user permission, Windows 10 installs suggested apps like Candy Crush Soda Saga, Minecraft: Windows 10 edition, Flipboard, Twitter, Netflix, Pandora, World of Tanks: Blitz etc.

Reset all Local Group Policy settings in Windows 10

Local Group Policy Editor is a built-in app which comes bundled with certain editions of Windows 10. Using Local Group Policy Editor, the user can change almost all settings of the operating system and overrid user preferences of networking, personalization, file system operations and so on.

Hidden “Share” page in Settings – enable in Windows 10

Windows 10 build 14393 and later have a hidden option in Settings. It is called "Share" and can be enabled with a Registry tweak. Once enabled, the Share page will allow you to configure apps visible in the Share pane of Windows 10.

Region (home) location – change in Windows 10

The region (home) location in Windows is used by various Windows services and third party apps to provide you country-specific information. For example, a news app can show you local news, and a weather app can utilize location information to provide you the actual weather forecast.