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January 2018

Pale Moon 27.7.0 release information

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.

TrendMicro Ransom Buster: Windows ransomware protection

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 period only. While we don’t know precisely for how long and what follows after, the most likely explanation is that the company plans to sell it for a price eventually.

TrendMicro security customers don’t need the product as the company’s security programs support the same feature set already.

Ashampoo Spectre Meltdown CPU Checker

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.

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 spoilers on Netflix, to skip intros automatically, and to set the desired playback quality.

Netflix is a popular TV and movie streaming service. It is available almost anywhere, and you can watch it using a TV, computer, mobile device, and pretty much any device with a display, Internet connectivity and application support.

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 spoilers on Netflix, to skip intros automatically, and to set the desired playback quality.

Netflix is a popular TV and movie streaming service. It is available almost anywhere, and you can watch it using a TV, computer, mobile device, and pretty much any device with a display, Internet connectivity and application support.

Save Windows Desktop layouts with ReIcon

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 your Windows desktop for fast access. Some programs add icons automatically during installation, others prompt you instead.

Windows has a long-standing problem when it comes to icons on the desktop: if you change the resolution, icons are moved automatically, and if you restore the original resolution, icons may not be restored in the process.

Convert web page data to Excel spreadsheets with Listly

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 extension that makes things a bit easier.

You have a couple of options already when it comes to extracting data from web pages. You can copy and paste content, save the whole web page, or create screenshots for instance. You can also dive headfirst into the source code to extract data directly from it.

Malwarebytes for Firefox extension

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 no mention of the release which leaves the Firefox add-on page and the extension itself as the only source of information.

PowerShell vs. PowerShell Core, what you need to know

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.

Firefox Tab Warming explained

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 tab switching process by improvement the performance of the switching process.

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