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DuckDuckGo's new browser extensions and applications launch

Search engine DuckDuckGo launched updated browser extensions and mobile applications for all major platforms today. The company notes that it has redesigned all products to include new features such as tracker blocking, […]

Ghacks Deals: Ethical Hacking A to Z Bundle (price drop)

Ethical Hacking A to Z Bundle is a big eLearning bundle that includes eight courses in total. The bundle's regular price is $1273 but it is now available for just $19 for […]

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Test your web browser's cryptojacking protection

Cryptojacking is a relatively new threat on the Internet. It refers to websites abusing computing resources of visitors to mine cryptocurrency. Internet users notice that something is wrong when the computer they […]

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Windows 7 Internet Games Error 0x80041004

Internet games that Microsoft distributed with its Windows 7 operating system throw the error code 0x80041004 right now when you try to play them. Microsoft distributed local and Internet games with the […]

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You may soon view and delete diagnostic data in Windows 10

Recent Insider Builds of the upcoming Windows 10 version 1803 suggest that the system includes options to view and delete diagnostic data. Microsoft's stance on privacy has been criticized by privacy advocates […]

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Firefox 58.0 release overview

Mozilla plans to release Firefox 58.0 to the stable channel on January 23, 2018. It is the first major update for Firefox's stable channel of 2018.  Firefox 58.0 follows Firefox 57.0 which […]

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Improve the performance of Windows PCs with Nvidia hardware

A video on YouTube, Twitch or Facebook stutters? You experience frame drops in your favorite game or video chat, or notice other performance issues on your system? While old or less capable […]

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Disable Online Tips and Videos in the Windows 10 Settings app

The Settings application is one of the central locations in Windows 10 to manage and customize the operating system. It is still largely a work in progress, as Microsoft announced back in […]

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Web Browsers and Extensions in 2018

Mozilla's decision to switch the Firefox web browser's extension system to WebExtensions had far-reaching consequences not only for Firefox but also for browsers that share code with Firefox. I thought it would […]

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KUC Windows Update Checker

KUC is a free program for Microsoft Windows that system administrators may use to check for installing, missing or removable updates on Windows PCs, and to download and install missing updates. KUC […]

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RedHat reverts patches to mitigate Spectre Variant 2

CVE-2017-5715 (variant 2), also known as Spectre, as most people know by now is a serious problem affecting a large number of computers across the world. RedHat previously released patches to mitigate […]

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]