Posts Tagged ‘autoplay’

How to Mute Sites Permanently in Firefox

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Here’s a great way to deal with those sites that routinely fire up a noisy sound file or video, every time you access them.

MuteLinks is a new browser add-on for the Firefox web browser that enables you to mute specific sites so that they will never play sound when opened or used. Sound can be a very distracting and annoying thing, especially if it starts to play as soon as a page loads. While there are not that many sites that auto-play video or audio files, some do. Others may display ads with sound on their site which is equally problematic.

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Microsoft Windows Autorun Updates Restricts Functionality

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Here’s one more thing that the February 2011 Windows security patch fixes …

One of the updates of yesterday’s patch day slipped through my grasps, mainly because I’m running Windows 7 and the update was not for that operating system. Ghacks reader Ilev let me know about it in the comments of my patch day overview guide Microsoft Security Bulletin Overview February 2011. Autorun has been a problematic feature for some time in a security context as it provides the means to automatically run files on removable drives, network shares, optical discs and other media if an autorun.inf file is present.

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Portable Autorun Manager for Windows

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

I can think of a whole bunch of things that this program would come in handy for …

AutoRun enables devices and media to start programs automatically in the operating system. The feature should not be confused with AutoPlay which scans media and devices and suggests or launches appropriate actions automatically. Experts often recommend to disable AutoRun functionality for security reasons as the feature is exploited by malware to execute malicious code on the computer system.

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