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AdBlock extension introduces local content caching solution

AdBlock, a popular adblocking extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and other browsers, and not to be confused with Adblock Plus, comes with a new local content caching option in its recent […]

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What are the best Chrome video download extensions?

Google Chrome users have plenty of options when it comes to installing extensions to download videos from Internet sites. A quick search for video downloader on Google Chrome's official Web Store reveals […]

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Make permanent changes to web pages with Chrome's Overrides Dev Tool

Local Overrides is a relatively new experimental feature of the Developer Tools of the Google Chrome web browser that you may use to make permanent changes to web pages similar to how […]

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Use Chrome's Task Manager to find out which site or extension slows it down

One of the unique features of Google Chrome is the integrated task manager that the web browser ships with. While all modern operating systems feature a Task Manager, Chrome's task manager gives […]

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Chrome 64 for Android cuts URLs automatically when you share them

Links are the lifeblood of the Internet. They point from one site to another and are often used to connect similar resources with each other, for attribution, or research. Links can be […]

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How to get 8 tiles back on the new tab page in Chrome 64

Google rolled out a change recently in Chrome 64 that uses the size of the browser window to determine the number of tiles displayed on the browser's new tab page. Users who […]

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Chrome 68 marks all HTTP websites as Not Secure

Google announced yesterday that the company's web browser Google Chrome will mark HTTP sites as insecure in Chrome 68 Stable. The current stable version of Chrome displays an i-icon next to the […]

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How to control audio and video autoplay in Google Chrome

While there are plenty of things online that can break your concentration or focus on a task, autoplaying video or audio surely is at the top of "don't like" list for many […]

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Malicious Chrome extensions with Session Replay appear in Chrome Store

Trend Micro security researchers identified 89 different malicious extensions for Google Chrome that use Session Replay functionality to log user activity while using the browser. Session Replay scripts are analytics scripts that […]

Details about Google's ad-blocking integration in Chrome

Google announced plans some time ago to integrate a native ad-blocking mechanism into the company's Chrome web browser. The announcement may have come as a surprise to many as Google makes the […]

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Chrome 64 for Android with abusive ad experiences protection

Google announced the availability of Chrome 64 for Android yesterday. The new version features protections against abuse ad experiences according to Google among other improvements. Google notes on the official Chrome Releases […]

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Google Chrome: hard reload vs. normal reload

The Google Chrome web browser supports multiple options when it comes to reloading or refreshing a web page. The reload button is probably the most popular choice when it comes to reloading […]

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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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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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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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Tusk KeePass password web browser extension

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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Security firm ICEBRG uncovers 4 malicious Chrome extensions

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

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 […]