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How to handle failed downloads “virus detected” on Windows 10

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:35:05 +0000

I tried to download a file recently on a Windows 10 Fall Creators Update system using Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox, and could not because all blocked the file download because of a virus that was detected during the security scan. Chrome displayed "Failed - Virus detected", Microsoft Edge "[filename] contained a virus […]

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TunnelBear makers launch password manager RememBear

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:33:23 +0000

The makers of the popular VPN solution TunnelBear, available as a free and paid version, have released a beta version of the company's upcoming RememBear password management service. Password managers and services are a dime a dozen nowadays. Computer users can select between native browser solutions, browser extensions, desktop applications, online services, and whether they […]

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NoScript 10.1.2 update fixes major issues

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:55:42 +0000

The first WebExtensions version of NoScript arrived Sunday night, five days after the release of Firefox 57, the first WebExtensions exclusive version of the web browser. The initial reception was not the greatest, with users criticizing the new user interface of the extension, and the lack of functionality. While NoScript 10.x supports the blocking of […]

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Mozilla plans to add breach warnings to Firefox

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:04:05 +0000

Mozilla plans to add warning notifications to the Firefox browser when users visit websites that were hacked in the past. Hacked web services and sites are a common occurrence on the Internet, and while hackers may have different goals when it comes to hacks, one lucrative target is a site's user database. The Yahoo hack […]

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How to zoom YouTube Videos

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:15:49 +0000

Most video players that you run on desktop PCs and even many mobile media players support zooming. You can zoom any video that you play in these players using built-in controls. In VLC Media Player for instance, a popular cross-platform media player, you can zoom using the Z-key, and do then reverse with Shift-Z instead. […]

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Find out if your Intel system is vulnerable to Intel Manageability Engine vulnerabilities

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:28:42 +0000

Intel published a security advisory yesterday detailing security vulnerabilities in the firmware of the company's Management Engine, Server Platform Services, and Trusted Execution Engine. A wide range of Intel processor families and products are affected by these issues, including 6th, 7th and 8th generation Intel Core processors, Intel Xeon processors, Intel Atom processors, Apollo Lake […]

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Vivaldi Browser 1.13 update released

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:05:33 +0000

Vivaldi Technologies AS released a new version of the company's Vivaldi web browser today; Vivaldi 1.13 comes with a new Window panel and download improvements, but the main focus of the release was stability and the fixing of browser regressions and issues. Installed copies of Vivaldi should pick up the update automatically thanks to the […]

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How to enable First-Party Isolation in Firefox

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:45:52 +0000

First-Party Isolation is a new privacy feature of the Firefox web browser that Mozilla implemented in Firefox 55 for the first time. The feature restricts cookies, cache and other data access to the domain level so that only the domain that dropped the cookie or file on the user system can access it. This is […]

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Load cached website copies in Chrome when loading fails

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:30:07 +0000

Google Chrome displays an error message when it cannot load a requested resources. The error message depends on the type of error the browser encountered while trying to load the resource; if a page is not found for instance, it displays a 404 not found error, and if a page cannot be looked up, a […]

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Ghacks Deals: The Complete Computer Science Bundle (Price Drop)

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:31:05 +0000

The Complete Computer Science Bundle includes eight programming related courses for languages such as C++, Java and Python that has just been dropped in price. The bundle is available for $29 now, down from $39, which means you get even a better discount from the original price of $367. The bundle includes the following courses: […]

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Waterfox 56 Test Build is out

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:27:28 +0000

Alex Kontos, the developer of the Firefox fork Waterfox has released a test build of version 56 of the web browser to the public. Waterfox 56.0 is a major new release as it paves the way for future versions of the web browser. The release marks the beginning of a transition period that moves Waterfox […]

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Add some window drag space to Firefox

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:17:55 +0000

Mozilla modified the interface and design of Firefox 57 significantly; a lot for the better, some things not, or at least not right away. One of the things that you may have noticed is that it is quite difficult to move the Firefox window around using drag and drop. While you can use spaces designed […]

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NoScript 10 WebExtension is out

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:05:08 +0000

Giorgio Maone, the developer behind the popular Firefox security add-on NoScript, released NoScript 10, the first "pure" WebExtensions version today. NoScript 10 did not make it in time for the release of Firefox 57, the first version of the web browser that supports only WebExtensions and no longer the legacy add-on system of Firefox 56 […]

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Tor Browser 7.5a8 update released

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:31:47 +0000

The Tor team has released an update for Tor Browser, a modified version of the Firefox web browser with Tor functionality built-in. The developers release new versions of Tor browser regularly, usually shortly after Mozilla pushes out an update for the organization's Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) as it is based on that version. Firefox […]

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Microsoft Security Faux Pas: ASLR implementation issue on Windows 8 and 10

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:05:58 +0000

If you use Microsoft EMET on Windows 8.x or Windows 10 machines, or the new Windows Defender Exploit Guard on Windows 10 version 1709, your system may not have been protected properly by a protective feature called Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR). Security researcher Will Dormann of the CERT/CC discovered an ASLR implementation issue on […]

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qBittorrent 4.0 Bittorrent client is out

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:09:41 +0000

The developers of the popular open source cross-platform Bittorrent client qBittorrent have released version 4.0 of the client today. Users who run the client are informed about the update, and downloads are provided already on the official project website for all supported operating systems. QBittorrent 4.0 is a major new release, as indicated by the […]

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Word, Excel and PowerPoint Viewers are being retired

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:43:10 +0000

Microsoft maintains a list of viewer applications for some of its Microsoft Office applications that Windows users may run to read documents without having Office or a compatible third-party Office solution installed on a Windows machine. The viewer applications were released at a time when Microsoft switched the default format of its Office applications, so […]

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Quad9 DNS promises better privacy and security

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:03:42 +0000

Quad9 is a new endpoint DNS service by IBM, Packet Clearing House (PCH) and Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) that improves privacy and data protection. While there are quite a few public DNS services out there, most Internet users probably don't use any of those but rely on the Internet Provider for all things DNS. That's […]

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Avast bundles CCleaner with Avast Free Antivirus

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:39:57 +0000

Avast acquired Piriform, the maker of CCleaner and other popular programs in July 2017. The Czech security company is known for its line of free and commercial security products for Windows and other operating system, and for acquiring the security company AVG in a billion Dollar deal. Piriform released CCleaner more than a decade ago, […]

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Stardock Groupy: Tabs for your windows

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 06:18:09 +0000

Stardock's new application Groupy adds tabbed browsing options to all program windows on Microsoft's Windows operating system. When browsers such as the classic Opera browser introduced tabs, browsing changed significantly. Instead of having to run sites in individual browser windows, users now had the opportunity to run them all in a single window instead. This […]

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Pale Moon team releases first version of Basilisk browser

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:40:20 +0000

The Pale Moon team has released the first version of the Basilisk web browser that is based largely on Firefox code. Basilisk is a XUL-based web browser that uses Pale Moon's layout and rendering engine Goanna, which is a fork of Firefox's rendering engine Gecko. The browser itself is a fork of Mozilla's Firefox code […]

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Microsoft confirms Epson Printer bug caused by November 2017 updates

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:25:47 +0000

Microsoft confirmed today that November 2017 updates for the Windows operating system affect the printing functionality of some Epson printer models. Print jobs are terminated with the error message "Win32 error code returned by the print processor: 2147500037" on affected devices. The issue seemed to affect Epson dot matrix printers, and users reported issues with […]

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Resize videos for Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter online

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:53:00 +0000

Kapwing's Resize Video tool is an online video resizer that you may use to create optimized videos for the popular services Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. While you can upload any captured video directly to any of the services, doing so may cut off part of the video. The services use different video ratios, and […]

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Download Twitter images and videos automatically

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:47:24 +0000

Twitter Media Downloader is an  extension for the Firefox and Google Chrome web browser to download images and videos published on Twitter automatically. Twitter is a popular social messaging service; it supports text but also media. While you can download individual media easily on Twitter, images for instance with a right-click on the displayed image […]

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VidCutter review: easy video cutting

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:01:07 +0000

VidCutter is a cross-platform software program for Windows, Mac and Linux devices that offers tools to cut video and audio files. The program is not a full blown video editor, but focuses on cutting media files exclusively. While that makes it less attractive to users who require other video editing tools as well, it is […]

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How to delete downloaded Windows Update files

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:24:37 +0000

Windows Update works for the most part pretty reliable. It is an automated system of Microsoft's Windows operating system that handles the downloading and installing of updates for the operating system. At best, it is a silent service that runs in the background; it may ask you to restart the PC every now and then […]

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Winaero Tweaker 0.9 out with lots of new features

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:54:41 +0000

Winaero Tweaker 0.9 is the most recent version of the comprehensive tweaking software for Microsoft's Windows operating system. We reviewed Winaero Tweaker for the first time back in 2015 when its initial public version was released. It was a bit light on content back then, but Sergey Tkachenko, the developer of the program, pushed out […]

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Ghacks Deals: The Ultimate DevOps and Cloud Computing Bundle (95% off)

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:20:45 +0000

The Ultimate DevOps and Cloud Computing Bundle is a huge eLearning bundle that is all about reaching you cloud computing and DevOps skills. The bundle includes seven eLearning courses in total, and is available currently for $49 instead of the regular price of $1195. The following courses are included in the bundle: DevOps with AWS […]

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How to hide Highlights in Firefox

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:43:05 +0000

Firefox 57 was released this week, and with it came changes to the browser's New Tab Page, and a new library icon in the browser's main toolbar. Mozilla added a highlights section to the New Tab Page and the library icon menu of Firefox. While highlights is not the dominant change in Firefox 57, far […]

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Nvidia Geforce driver 388.31 WHQL: new profiles, fixes, issues

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:09:12 +0000

Nvidia released a new version of the company's driver for graphics card; the new Nvidia Geforce driver 388.31 WHQL brings Game Ready profiles for Star Wars Battlefront 2, some fixes, but it also introduces some new issues. As always when it comes to new drivers for Nvidia hardware, make sure you only install the part […]

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Firefox Send gets password protection upgrade

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:27:06 +0000

Users of Mozilla Firefox's Send file sharing service and Firefox experiment may protect files with passwords in the latest iteration of the service. The organization launched Firefox Send back in July of 2011 as one of three new Test Pilot experiments (the other two were Voice and Fill Notes). What made Send special was the […]

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CompuServe forums will be shut down in December

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:04:44 +0000

CompuServe was the first major online service provider in the United States before AOL took over the company's position. AOL acquired CompuServe eventually, and shut down most of the other company's operations. CompuServe stopped providing Internet Provider Services for instance, and popular services such as OurWorld Web pages were taken offline as a consequence. The […]

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Mozilla drops Yahoo as Firefox’s default search provider

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:44:15 +0000

Mozilla released a major new version of the organization's Firefox web browser on November 14, 2017. The new version of Firefox promises better performance and stability, came with a theme refresh, and dropped the legacy add-on system on top of all that. Changes were made to the browser's default search provider as well. Firefox ships […]

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What is Firefox Pioneer?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:19:07 +0000

Firefox Pioneer is a feature of SHIELD, a system that Mozilla implemented in Firefox to test new features and changes on a subset of Firefox users. Firefox Pioneer is an opt-in feature of SHIELD. It is offered as a browser extension for the Firefox browser that users need to install. Once installed, users may be […]

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Microsoft Security Updates November 2017 release

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:34:01 +0000

Microsoft released security updates for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and other company products on the November 2017 Patch Day. This guide provides end users and system administrators with information on all security and non-security updates, and security advisories that Microsoft released since the October 2017 Patch Day. It offers an Excel spreadsheet that lists all […]

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Ghacks Deals: Ultimate Cisco Certification Super Bundle: Lifetime Access (98% off)

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:53:27 +0000

The Ultimate Cisco Certification Super Bundle is a big eLearning bundle that includes nine different courses that prep you for various Cisco exams, and teach you Cisco skills which you may find useful even if you don't plan on taking the exams. The whole bundle is available for $59 instead of the regular price of […]

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Delete files and free disk space securely with SDelete

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:37:47 +0000

SDelete is a free command line utility by Microsoft's Sysinternals team that you may use to delete files and free disk space securely. While you can delete any file on a hard drive connected to a machine running Windows using Explorer, the command line or other means, deleting files this way won't remove the data […]

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How to move Firefox legacy extensions to another browser

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:22:47 +0000

Mozilla Firefox 57 will be released today; we have reviewed the new version of the web browser yesterday already. The new version comes with light and shadow; light, because it is faster and more responsive across the board, and shadow, because it dropped the old add-on system which Mozilla now calls legacy extensions. All classic […]

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Firefox 57 release overview

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:40:43 +0000

Mozilla plans to release Firefox 57.0 to the stable channel on November 14, 2017. The new version of the web browser is a major release as it introduces big changes to the browser's performance, interface, and add-on compatibility. In short: the new version of Firefox is a lot faster than previous versions, replaces the Australis […]

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Customize Firefox 57 with CSS

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:28:12 +0000

Custom CSS for Fx is a collection of CSS styles for Firefox 57 and newer by the author of the popular Firefox add-on Classic Theme Restorer. Firefox 57 won't support Classic Theme Restorer or any other interface changing extensions or themes anymore because of the switch to a WebExtensions exclusive system. The new WebExtensions system […]

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