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November 2016

Microsoft: Windows 10 makes EMET unnecessary. Study: Nope

Microsoft plans to discontinue support for its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit in July 2018, and won't release a new version of EMET either.

This makes EMET 5.51 the last release version of the anti-exploit security software for Windows. The reason given by Microsoft was that Windows 10, Microsoft's new operating system, includes all the mitigation features "that EMET administrators have come to rely on" as well as new mitigations that are not part of EMET.

CPUBalance: improve PC responsiveness

CPUBalance is a program for Microsoft Windows devices that is designed to retain system responsiveness during high load times.

It is designed by the creators of Process Lasso, a popular application that does that as well, and a lot more.

CPUBalance is powered by ProBalance, the process optimization technology that improves the responsiveness of the Windows PC.

Firefox will only support WebExtensions by the end of 2017

Mozilla announced a far reaching change coming to the organization's Firefox web browser in late 2017.

The organization plans to cut support of all extension technologies but the rather new WebExtensions when Firefox 57 Stable is released.

NoScript is multi-process compatible now

NoScript, the one must have add-on for Firefox if you ask me, has received an update recently that introduces full multi-process compatibility (e10s).

This paves the way for enabling Firefox's multi-process architecture if NoScript is installed.

Mozilla is still in the process of enabling Firefox's multi-process architecture on systems running the stable version of the browser.

Microsoft gives third-parties access to Windows 10 Telemetry data

Microsoft struck a deal with security company FireEye recently according to a report on Australian news magazin Arn which gives FireEye access to all Windows 10 Telemetry data.

Malwarebytes releases Telecrypt ransomware Decrypter

Malwarebytes Telecrypt Decryptor is a free program for devices running Microsoft Windows to decrypt files that are encrypted by the ransomware Telecrypt.

Telecrypt is a rather troubling piece of ransomware that is distributed through various means including emails, exploits, and drive by downloads.

What makes Telecrypt special is that it uses the API of the popular messaging service TeleGram for communication, and not a control server or servers on the Internet.

Microsoft Edge on Android and iOS?

Microsoft Edge is a web browser that is exclusively available for Microsoft's new operating system Windows 10. In fact, Edge is the default system browser on the system. While Internet Explorer is still there as well, Edge is promoted left and right while Internet Explorer is kept on mostly for legacy reasons.

Microsoft made it clear back in 2015, when it started to promote Windows 10 more actively, that it had no plans to bring Microsoft Edge to previous versions of Windows or mobile platforms such as Android or iOS.

Pale Moon profile backup tool

Pale Moon profile backup tool is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to backup and restore Pale Moon browser profiles.

The program was designed to make the back up and restoration process as easy as possible. All it takes to do either is to launch the program and click once or twice in the interface to run the process.

Pale Moon, just like Firefox, uses a profile-based user system. Each user profile contains is an independent configuration for the browser that includes customizations, extensions, themes, browsing data, bookmarks and more.

4K Netflix in Browser? Only with Microsoft Edge

4K streaming is still in its infancy for the most part, but companies like Netflix are pushing the new resolution especially when it comes to own productions.

But Netflix 4K streaming is quite demanding: First, you need a monitor or TV that supports the 4K resolution.Then you need a fairly speedy Internet connection, and the right plan on Netflix that enables support for 4K streams on top of that.

If you want to watch 4K on your television, you furthermore need it to support that through native apps, or have a device connected to the TV that supports 4K streaming.

Pale Moon 27.0 is out

Pale Moon 27.0 is the latest version of the popular web browser that introduces several important changes, as well as new and updated features.

We reviewed some of the changes previously here on Ghacks, and suggest you check out the article as we won't cover some of them in detail in this release review.


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