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Time to remove Nano Adblocker and Defender from your browsers (except Firefox)

When Nano Defender was launched in 2019, it quickly became a go-to extension to bypass anti-adblocking mechanisms on Internet sites. It used code from uBlock Origin, one of the most prominent content […]

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E-Book Manager Calibre 5.0 has been released

The developers of the e-book manager Calibre have released Calibre 5.0, more precisely Calibre 5.0.1, for all supported platforms on September 25, 2020. The new version is the first major upgrade after […]

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CCleaner 5.71 with new privacy opt-out for offers

CCleaner has had its fair share of controversies surrounding privacy and functionality in the past couple of years. While there is no data available on the impact of these issues on the […]

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Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office explained

Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office is a new security feature designed to load untrusted Office documents, e.g. an Excel spreadsheet downloaded from the Internet, in an isolated environment to keep the […]

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Microsoft releases KB4558130 and KB4497165 to fix Intel CPU security issues

Microsoft has released two security updates for the company's Windows 10 and Windows Server operating systems to address security flaws found in many Intel processors. The updates address issues related to the […]

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Check whether your PC is infected with the Emotet malware

The malware Emotet was detected for the first time in 2014. Back then, it was designed as a banking trojan to steal sensitive information. The malware evolved over time and added more […]

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Sandboxie's Source Code has been released

Sophos, the company that acquired the Sandboxie sandboxing software and technology from Invincea in 2017, has released the source code of the application to the public. Sandboxie, which was created by Ronan […]

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0Patch publishes micropatch to address Windows Font Parsing vulnerability

Microsoft published an advisory about a new font parsing vulnerability in Windows on March 23, 2020. The company rated the vulnerability as critical and said that it was aware of limited targeted […]

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Critical font parsing issue in Windows revealed (fix inside)

Microsoft published an advisory yesterday concerning a recently detected font parsing issue that affects all supported versions of the company's Windows operating system (including Windows 7). The issue is rated critical, the […]

Emsisoft Emergency Kit 2020 Update

Emsisoft Emergency Kit 2020 update brings a new interface design and dark mode

Emsisoft Emergency Kit has been my go-to secondary scanner for a few years now. I make it a habit to scan each and every program that I download once with the scanner […]

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Avast shuts down Jumpshot

Avast CEO Ondrej Vlcek announced today on the official Avast blog that the company will shut down Jumpshot, a subsidiary which sold data provided by Avast products to third-party companies. Avast, best […]

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Antivirus for Windows 7: support continues

All antivirus solutions remain supported on Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system after Microsoft ended support for it on January 14, 2020. The Windows 7 operating system has a large usage base even […]

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Avast is in hot water again: subsidiary sells browsing data

The past couple of months have not been good for Avast. The company faced a wave of criticism ever since some of its business practices came to light. Wladimir Palant kicked it […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates January 2020 overview (end of Windows 7 support edition)

Welcome to the first Microsoft Patch Day overview of 2020 and the last Patch Day for the company's Windows 7 operating system (as well as for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server […]

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Kaspersky replaces Free Antivirus with Security Cloud Free

Internet users who try to download the free antivirus solution Kaspersky Free Antivirus from the Russian security company are redirected to the Kaspersky Security Cloud Free download page instead. The Russian company […]

ScreenWings can block malicious programs from taking screenshots

ScreenWings can block malicious programs from taking screenshots

We have talked about quite a few screenshot tools here, the most recent of which is Free Shooter. Let's take a look at a freeware anti-screenshot tool, ScreenWings. First of all, we […]

KpRm is a post-disinfection program that can find and delete malware removal tools and their remnant files

KpRm is a post-disinfection program that can find and delete malware removal tools and their remnant files

Manually deleting file and folder leftover by an uninstallation, is quite the chore.  I have used various uninstaller tools in the past to clean the remnants to keep systems clean and tidy. […]

How to determine if a Google Chrome extension is safe or not

How to determine if a Google Chrome extension is safe

When it comes to online security, you can never be too careful; this guide isn't about antivirus programs, firewalls or VPNs though, as it is about Chrome extensions. Just because an extension […]