Tag Archives: online

How to Improve Microsoft Outlook Performance

Confirm that your Microsoft Outlook client is up to date Office Account > Update Options > Update Now

Consider disabling “Show Apps in Outlook” in Outlook Options >  AdvancedConsider disabling Message arrival notifications, these include “Play a sound”, “Briefly change the mouse pointer”, “Show and envelope icon in the taskbar”, and “Display a Desktop Alert” in Outlook Options > Mail

Consider disabling “Use animations when expanding conversations and groups” in Outlook Options >AdvancedConsider disabling “Show Weather on the calendar” in Outlook Options > Calendar

Microsoft Outlook for Android will require Android 9.0 or above starting 10th July 2023

Beginning 10th July 2023, Outlook for Android will no longer support Android 8.x or below.  Users will need to upgrade their Android operating system to Android 9.0 or newer.  If this is not possible then the Android device will need to be replaced with a device that is able to run Android 9.0 or newer.

If users are using Outlook for Android on phones running an older version of Android, they will no longer be able to update to newer versions of Outlook for Android when Microsoft  implement this change.

It should be possible to use the “Get-MobileDevice” powershell command to export a list of devices that are using ActiveSync.  Using this report it should then be possible to review which Android devices are still running an OS that is too old.

Get-MobileDevice | Export-Csv -Path “c:\getmobiledevice\devices.csv”

When using the powershell command above please make sure that the output folder exists.  In this case I created a folder called “getmobiledevice” on the root of C:\

Useful Virus Removal Tools

A comprehensive list of useful Virus Removal Tools

Sophos Virus Removal Tool


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware


Kaspersky Rescue Disk


Trend Micro HijackThis


Trend Micro CWShredder


Trend Micro RootKit Buster


Spybot – Search & Destroy


ESET Online Scanner




Avira AntiVir Rescue System


Avira AntiRootkit Tool


AVG Rescue CD


BitDefender Rescue CD


F-Secure Rescue CD


F-Secure Online Scanner