Windows 11 virus and hacker protection

Weekly Digest: Windows 11 22H2, Windows 10 update, and tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 11 22H2 receives another preview, Microsoft pushes Patch Tuesday updates, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft released the preview build 22598 for Windows 11 22H2 in the Dev and Beta Channels with new changes and improvements. Also, the company made available the first official ISO file of the latest preview to perform a clean install or in-place upgrade.

As part of the maintenance update process, Windows 11 received the update KB5012592, which brings a slew of fixes and improvements. Also, Windows 10 versions 21H2, 21H1, and 20H2 received the update KB5012599, which prepares the system for the new search highlights feature and fixes many issues.

The software giant also started testing fixes and improvements that devices expected to receive with the next Patch Tuesday update of Windows 11 and Windows 10.

Microsoft confirmed that Taskbar will not get the option to change positions on Windows 11 because it’s challenging and there’s not enough demand at this time.

As part of the development of version 22H2, the Settings app for Windows 11 will include an option to hide the system tray overflow menu in the Taskbar.

Finally, since Windows 10 20H2 will reach the end of support on May 10, we looked into whether you should upgrade to version 21H2.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows, including a comprehensive guide outlining the best tips to protect your computer from viruses and hackers in 2022.

We looked into the steps to reset the Windows Update components to fix common problems on Windows 11.

You now know the steps to fix virtually any problem with an Ethernet network connection on Windows 11. If you have a CAB file, you can use Command Prompt and PowerShell to quickly install the package to install a device driver or system update on Windows 11.

Since many legacy functionalities will no longer be available for the Taskbar on Windows 11, you can use these steps to change the Taskbar position to the top or sides and change icon sizes.

We also looked into the steps to enable two-step verification in your Microsoft account and the steps to switch from a Microsoft account to a local account on Windows 11. In addition, you can also use these instructions to set up Windows Hello facial recognition on your account.

Finally, for the Windows Subsystem for Linux, you now know the steps to mount a Linux file system on Windows 11 and the instructions to install WSL2 on Windows 10. Also, we looked into the steps to disable the firewall on Windows 10.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He's also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ & Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, and LinkedIn.