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How to block the Chrome Software Reporter Tool (software_reporter_tool.exe)

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:39:58 +0000

If you run Google Chrome on a Windows PC and monitor processes that run on the machine, you may notice the Software Reporter Tool process eventually. Software Reporter Tool, the executable file […]

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Game Saturday: Wondrous Lands (Flash, online, RPG)

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:08:28 +0000

Wondrous Lands is an online roleplaying game in which you control a party of three characters to, you guessed it, save the world from an evil overlord. The game begins on the […]

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Integrity Downloader for Windows: download manager with security focus

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:23:05 +0000

Integrity Downloader is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows devices that is a basic download manager on first glance. The built-in security features are what may make the program interesting to […]

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Microsoft releases KB4073291, KB4075199 and KB4075200 for Windows 10

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:36:53 +0000

Microsoft released another batch of updates for various versions of the company's Windows 10 operating system. This is the third batch of patches that address the AMD boot loop bug directly caused […]

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Firefox 59: security info and address bar suggestion changes

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:25:12 +0000

While Mozilla focuses much of its development resources on releasing Firefox 58 next week, work on the next Firefox version Firefox 59 continues as well. Firefox users who run Nightly, the cutting […]

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Firefox and Chrome extensions that block add-on management

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:40:23 +0000

A new breed of malicious browser extensions uses techniques to make the removal of these extensions more difficult to users and administrators. Malwarebytes revealed in a blog post how these extensions block […]

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Wine 3.0 with Direct3D 10 and 11 support

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:07:17 +0000

Wine HQ announced the release of Wine 3.0 today. The new version of Wine comes with support for Direct3D 10 and 11, improved DirectWrite and Direct2D support, and more features. Wine enables […]

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Windows 10 version 1803: privacy improvements

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:40:28 +0000

The next feature update for Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1803, will feature new privacy settings and improvements that give users and administrators more control over data on the device. Windows 10 […]

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Ghacks Deals: The Computer Hacker Professional Certification Bundle (96% off)

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:23:38 +0000

The Computer Hacker Professional Certification Bundle is a certification training bundle consisting of five eLearning courses. All five courses are designed for users of all experience levels. The regular price of the […]

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How to find and install BIOS updates on your computer

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:06:42 +0000

The recently discovered Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities can only be patched fully with BIOS updates. Depending on your system, you may have installed the operating system, web browser and other software updates […]

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JSPaint is a web-based Microsoft Paint remake

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:48:47 +0000

JSPaint is a free web-based remake of Microsoft Paint, a basic but popular image editor for the Windows operating system. Microsoft announced some time ago that it would deprecate Microsoft Paint in […]

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Impressive WebAssembly Performance gains in Firefox

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:38:00 +0000

Mozilla has been on the forefront of WebAssembly development, a relatively new technology that offers better performance on the Web than JavaScript in many cases. WebAssembly offers several advantages over JavaScript. It […]

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Windows 10 KB4057142, KB4057144 and KB4073290 released

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:41:16 +0000

Microsoft released the updates  KB4057142, KB4057144 and KB4073290 on January 17th, 2017 for the company's Windows 10 operating system. One of the updates, KB4073290, addresses the unbootable state issue for select AMD […]

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Tusk KeePass password web browser extension

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:40:39 +0000

Tusk is a relatively new web browser extension for Chrome and Firefox -- and also compatible web browsers -- that adds support for KeePass password manager databases in supported browsers. KeePass is […]

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ProtonVPN Android promises free bandwidth unrestricted service without ads

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:07:16 +0000

Proton Technologies, best known for the secure email service ProtonMail launched ProtonVPN for Android today. The company launched ProtonVPN to the public last year but had to shut down registration soon after […]

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Microsoft releases AMD-specific Windows 7 and 8.1 updates to fix unbootable state issue

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:26:49 +0000

Microsoft released updates for AMD devices running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 designed to fix the unbootable state issue that some AMD devices ran into after installing the out-of-band security updates that […]

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Microsoft moves Fonts management to Settings and downloads to Store

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:51:35 +0000

Microsoft plans to move Fonts management from the Control Panel to the Settings application in future versions of the Windows 10 operating system. Paul Thurott managed to get a sneak peak of […]

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The Firefox Hardware Report

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:59:56 +0000

The Firefox Hardware Report is a weekly updated report of the hardware used by a representative sample of Firefox's release channel user base. It is a tool for developers primarily but published […]

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Ghacks Deals: SpiderOak ONE 2TB Cloud Storage: 1-Yr Subscription (84% off)

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:41:49 +0000

SpiderOak ONE is an online backup service by SpiderOak that promises strong encryption and a focus on privacy. Different plans are available that share the same functionality but offer different online storage […]

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Security firm ICEBRG uncovers 4 malicious Chrome extensions

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:07:51 +0000

US-based security firm ICEBRG revealed yesterday that it detected four malicious Google Chrome extensions at the official Chrome Web Store. The extensions had a combined user count of more than 500,000 users […]

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How to stay safe when downloading Firefox extensions

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:57:32 +0000

The following guide offers tips and instructions for staying safe when you download extensions for the Mozilla Firefox web browser. The past year has been eventful for users of the Firefox web […]

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Gibson releases InSpectre vulnerability and performance checker

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:33:32 +0000

InSpectre is another free program for Windows that checks for Spectre and Meltdown patches on the system and potential performance impacts. The application offers three core advantages over comparable solutions such as […]

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Upcoming changes to Pale Moon's Add-on System

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:26:50 +0000

The Pale Moon team plans to remove support for Mozilla AMO (Add-ons Mozilla Org) from the web browser on May 8th, 2018. Pale Moon is largely based on Firefox code, but compatibility […]

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Pale Moon 27.7.0 release information

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:27:17 +0000

Pale Moon 27.7.0 is a new version of the web browser that was released on January 15, 2018. The latest version introduces new features as well as stability, security, and privacy improvements. […]

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TrendMicro Ransom Buster: Windows ransomware protection

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:48:10 +0000

TrendMicro Ransom Buster is a standalone program for Microsoft Windows devices to protect data on the device against all forms of ransomware. TrendMicro states that Ransom Buster is free for a limited […]

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Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:44:58 +0000

Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker is a free program for Microsoft Windows that reveals to you whether the processor of the Windows PC is vulnerable to Spectre or Meltdown vulnerabilities. Spectre and […]

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Control Netflix's stream quality and block spoilers with Super Netflix

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 17:09:54 +0000

Super Netflix is a free browser extension for Google Chrome designed to give Netflix users more control of the service.  The extension comes with some much-requested features, among them options to block […]

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Save Windows Desktop layouts with ReIcon

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:20:30 +0000

ReIcon, Restore Desktop Icon Layouts, is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that you may use to save and restore desktop icon layouts. You may add files, folders and shortcuts to […]

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Convert web page data to Excel spreadsheets with Listly

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:16:28 +0000

Listly is a web service that you may use to convert data on web pages to Excel spreadsheets. The service is available as a free and subscription-based version, and as a Chrome […]

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Malwarebytes for Firefox extension

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 08:14:59 +0000

Malwarebytes for Firefox is a new browser extension for the Firefox web browser by security company Malwarebytes. The release of the browser extension came out of the blue; the Malwarebytes website makes […]

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PowerShell vs. PowerShell Core, what you need to know

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:45:50 +0000

Microsoft announced the general availability of PowerShell Core 6.0 on January 10, 2018. PowerShell Core is a new version of PowerShell, a command-line shell and scripting language that ships with Microsoft Windows. […]

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Firefox Tab Warming explained

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:47:41 +0000

Tab Warming is a relatively new feature of the Firefox web browser that can best be described as preloading when switching tabs. Mozilla's intention with the feature is to speed up the […]

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update reaches final rollout phase

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:04:08 +0000

Microsoft announced yesterday that the most recent update for Windows 10, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, reached its final rollout phase. Microsoft released the Fall Creators Update on October 17, 2017 […]

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DonationCoder NANY 2018 Software releases

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:47:19 +0000

The friends over on DonationCoder hold an annual software development event called NANY -- New Apps for the New Year -- in which programmers pledge to release programs and apps. The results […]

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7-Zip 18.00 Beta is out

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:33:07 +0000

The author of the archiving software 7-Zip, Igor Pavlov, released 7-Zip 18.00 Beta today to the public. The new version of the Windows software is the first release of 2018. The first […]

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Ghacks Deals: The Complete Android O Developer Course (87% off)

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:06:44 +0000

The Complete Android O Developer Course is an introductory course to Android O, the most recent version of the Android operating system. The course is available to users of all experience levels, […]

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Check Linux for Spectre or Meltdown vulnerability

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:16:18 +0000

Devices running Linux are affected by Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities as much as their Windows counterparts. Development teams work on updated kernels for the various distributions, and users need to update browsers […]

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Find out if your browser is vulnerable to Spectre attacks

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:25:39 +0000

Web browsers are the main target for attacks targeting the recently disclosed Spectre vulnerability. For home systems, one could argue that web browsers are the major attack vector. Why? Because browsers connect […]

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Mozilla starts to publish Pocket code

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:02:31 +0000

Mozilla Corp. acquired the Read-It-Later service Pocket in 2017 and promised to turn Pocket into an Open Source service to address criticism and reservation that some users had towards the service. Mozilla […]

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Windows 8.1 End of Mainstream Support

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:33:45 +0000

Mainstream support for Windows 8.1 ended on January 9, 2018. Yesterday's Patch Day marked the end of mainstream support for the two operating systems and the beginning of extended support. Microsoft distinguishes […]

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