Posts Tagged ‘extension’

Warning – Latest Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Installs Chrome Extension

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

There are few things that are more annoying than downloads that include additional software that I didn’t ask for.

When you install the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, Adobe’s free PDF reader, you may notice that it installs a Chrome extension along with the update. Tip: Make sure you disable the offers on the download page to install True Key by Intel Security, and McAfee Security Scan Plus, as they will be installed alongside Adobe Acrobat Reader DC otherwise as well.

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Chrome 53 breaks HTTPS Everywhere

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Apparently, Chrome 53 has a problem with HTTPS. If you’ve noticed that some of your extensions are no longer working, here’s what to do …

If you are a Google Chrome user on the stable channel, you may have noticed that some of your extensions stopped working with the update to Chrome 53. While any number of extensions may be affected by this, the issue has been confirmed for HTTPS Everywhere and Privacy Badger.

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Windows 10 Build 14291 Ships with Edge Extensions Support … Sort Of

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

This does appear to be a baby-step in the right direction. Hopefully, this means that Microsoft is in the process of addressing user concerns about the Edge browser.

Microsoft shipped build 14291 of Windows 10 to the Fast Ring insider channel a few hours ago, and with it an update for the system’s default browser Microsoft Edge that introduces initial support for extensions. The version of Microsoft Edge that is available on stable builds of Windows 10, does not support extensions currently but Microsoft plans to change that this year by integrating an extensions engine to Edge that is very similar to that of Google Chrome.

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New Information about Microsoft Edge Extensions

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Here’s a sneak peek at Microsoft’s plans for upcoming Edge extensions, (not too many surprises here.)

A leaked Store entry of the first Microsoft Edge extension revealed interesting information about upcoming extensions support of Windows 10’s default browser. The store entry of the extension Page Analyzer is hidden from the Store application on Windows 10, the Microsoft Store website, and search engines currently which means that it cannot be opened unless you have the direct link.

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Clean Uninstall – Remove Add-On Preferences on Removal

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Often, when you remove an extension from Firefox, preference settings for that extension are left behind. If you need to make certain that all traces of the extension are removed when you uninstall a Firefox extension, here’s how …

Clean Uninstall is a brand new browser add-on for the Firefox web browser that provides you with options to remove add-on preferences from extensions that you uninstall in the browser. One of the shortcomings of Firefox’s current add-on system is that preferences that extensions create during installation are not removed when you uninstall those add-ons in the browser. This is similar to how things are on Windows systems, where the native uninstall routines of software often leaves traces behind in form of files, folders and Registry keys.

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AVG Putting Millions of Chrome Users at Risk

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

If you’re a Chrome User and you rely on AVG for security, you should probably give this a quick read …

Security company AVG, well known for its free and commercial security products that offer a wide range of security related safeguards and services, has put millions of Chrome users at risk recently by breaking Chrome security in a fundamental way in one of its extensions for the web browser. AVG, like many other security companies offering free products, is using different monetization strategies to earn revenue from its free offerings.

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Microsoft Publishes Edge Extensions Page and Extensions Accidentally

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Thanks to a mix-up at Microsoft, here’s a sneak peek at extensions that might be in the works for the new Edge browser.

Microsoft Edge is a bare-bones web browser that the company shipped with its Windows 10 operating system, and it seems that previous versions of Windows won’t be supported by Edge. Microsoft removed support for legacy features such as ActiveX or Browser Helper Objects in Edge, and built it around web standards. Edge performs better than Internet Explorer in nearly any benchmark you throw at it, and while that is a step in the right direction, its poor set of features and settings give users less control over the browser.

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Google’s Fight against Ad Injectors Continues

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

I wish Google luck. Ad injectors are an annoying nuisance to both web users and web designers.

So-called ad injectors are programs that insert ads into pages visited in web browsers. This is harmful in many ways not only to users who are often bombarded with ads, popups and other unwanted annoyances but also webmasters and businesses who finance their sites through advertisement and advertising networks. Google notes in a new blog post on the official Chrome blog that ad injectors are the number one complaint of Chrome users in 2015.

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Mozilla Firefox Add-on Signing has started

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Yeah, this is sort of a hassle, but it’s for our own good.

Mozilla announced in February 2015 that it would require add-ons to be signed in the near future to improve security and privacy for users of the browser. The idea here was to reduce the number of malicious extensions released for the browser and here especially those not distributed via Mozilla’s website through the verification of signatures.

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FDV Downloader for Chrome Latest Extension to Inject Ads on Websites

Friday, July 18th, 2014

“Excuse me sir, would you care for some spam with your download?”

Buying successful extensions and adding monetization options to them, usually in the form of ad injections on websites users visit, seems to be a profitable business model. While it is unclear if the company controlling the popular FDV Downloader extension for Chrome has changed, it is confirmed that it has started to inject advertisement on web pages you visit.

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