Removal instructions for SystemBoosterPro

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What is SystemBoosterPro?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that SystemBoosterPro is a “system optimizer”. These so-called “system optimizers” use intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have problems. Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these problems.

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/196418-removal-instructions-for-systemboosterpro/

Removal instructions for SoftPlanet Update Manager

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What is SoftPlanet Update Manager?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that SoftPlanet Update Manager is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/196356-removal-instructions-for-softplanet-update-manager/

Microsoft February 2017 Security Update Release Updated

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UPDATE: 2/15/17: We will deliver updates as part of the planned March Update Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

Our top priority is to provide the best possible experience for customers in maintaining and protecting their systems. This month, we discovered a last minute issue that could impact some customers and was not resolved in time for our planned updates today.

After considering all options, we made the decision to delay this month’s updates. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change to the existing plan.

February 2017 security update release

Removal instructions for Your Instant Email

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What is Your Instant Email?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Your Instant Email is a browser hijacker. These so-called “hijackers” manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice.

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/196316-removal-instructions-for-your-instant-email/

Spybot Search & Destroy Weekly Update – February 15, 2017

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2017-02-15
Adware
+ Ad.Linkular ++ Ad.SearchMaven ++ Ad.Walermis
PUPS
++ PU.1ClickFixer ++ PU.Auslogics.BoostSpeed + PU.Jawego.PCCleaner ++ PU.Mindspark.EasyPDFCombine ++ PU.OneSystemCare ++ PU.PCFix2011
Trojans
++ Backdoor.Ranta ++ Win32.JebaqZ ++ Win32.Moree
Total: 2625587 fingerprints in 836625 rules for 7784 products.

»www.safer-networking.org ··· updates/

Microsoft February 2017 Security Update Release Postponed

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Our top priority is to provide the best possible experience for customers in maintaining and protecting their systems. This month, we discovered a last minute issue that could impact some customers and was not resolved in time for our planned updates today.

After considering all options, we made the decision to delay this month’s updates. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change to the existing plan.

February 2017 security update release

Removal instructions for OneSystemCare

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What is OneSystemCare?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that OneSystemCare is a “system optimizer”. These so-called “system optimizers” use intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have problems. Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these problems.

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/196262-removal-instructions-for-onesystemcare/

Removal instructions for GetCouponsFast

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What is GetCouponsFast?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that GetCouponsFast is a browser hijacker. These so-called “hijackers” manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. This one also displays advertisements.
GetCouponsFast is a Mindspark/Ask toolbar now known as IAC Applications.

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/196205-removal-instructions-for-getcouponsfast/

Removal instructions for Trotux

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What is Trotux?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Trotux is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/196022-removal-instructions-for-trotux/

Pale Moon 27.1.0 Released February 9, 2017

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Pale Moon: Release notes

27.1.0 (2017-02-09)

This is a major update with lots of development and bugfixes. It also
introduces the so-called “PMkit” modules, our effort to restore
compatibility with Jetpack/SDK extensions and making it possible for
extension developers to convert their SDK extensions with little effort
to a Pale Moon compatible format. For more details please check the PMkit documentation on the developer wiki.

Changes/Fixes:

  • Reworked the media
    back-end completely (thanks Travis!) to use FFmpeg (including support
    for FFmpeg v3 and MP3 playback) and our own MP4 parser, and no longer
    relying on gstreamer on Linux, as well as adding some improvements on
    Windows for media parsing and playing.
  • On
    Linux, Apple .mov files of the correct type will also be played through
    FFmpeg now, for those rare occasions where they are still in use,
    considering there is no Quicktime plug-in available on that operating
    system.
  • Restored the classic about:config styling.
  • Added a fallback to US-ASCII if the autoconfig UTF-8 conversion fails.
  • Improved cross-compartment wrapper handling when managing a large number of tabs (fixes a performance regression with v27).
  • Changed
    the way audio and video synchronization is calculated to account for
    (slow) device latency, preventing things from getting out of sync on e.g. BlueTooth-connected speakers.
  • Changed
    the way scripts are handled when they are stopped from the
    “unresponsive script” dialog, to prevent browser lockup. We will now
    stop all scripts in the affected compartment in one go.
  • Fixed several errors in the devtools.
  • Fixed a nasty crash caused by cross-origin referrers.
  • Fixed the installer to allow 64-bit versions of the browser to be installed on Vista again.
  • Added HTML5-spec clipboard handling for content (cut&copy only — paste is not allowed for security reasons).
  • Made multiple changes to the toolkit jetpack modules to cater to PMkit extensions.
    This
    should make running SDK-based modules as PMkit extensions fairly simple
    for extension developers. See the introductory text to these release
    notes.
  • Fixed a css layout issue: make max-width affect contributions to intrinsic min-width.
  • Implemented
    several updates to the permissions manager. Among others, Improved the
    permissions manager (about:permissions) with a more complete set of
    permissions for pages.
  • Removed otherwise unused Metro browser platform/widget code.
  • Removed support for non-standard/deprecated let blocks and expressions.
  • Made the use of let as a keyword versionless and ES6 compliant.
  • Made the privacy category in preferences a tabbed setup to better fit the current options.
  • Fixed a regression preventing certain MP4 video files from playing.
  • Fixed a regression where seeking in media files would halt playback/jump to the end of the stream.
  • Fixed a crash caused by certain downloadable fonts with DirectWrite in use.
  • Improved downloads-button indicator legibility on some combinations of Windows versions and system theme colors.
  • Changed
    the Facebook user-agent override to be our native one, based on reports
    from users that it is (finally) working acceptably.
  • Fixed site-specific useragents being ignored if a global override is defined.

Security/privacy changes:

  • Changed
    CORS handling to allow data: sources, assuming they are same-origin.
    This should fix the infamous “Facebook endless reload” issue and may
    make some other sites that assume this particular (unspecified) CORS
    behavior happy with Pale Moon.
  • Reinstated the network.stricttransportsecurity.enabled preference so people who choose privacy over HSTS can do so again.
  • Added, In HSTS “off” state, prevention of HSTS site status from being written to disk.
  • Updated
    the IDN blacklist with more extended unicode characters that “look very
    similar to” normal ASCII characters, to prevent spoofing of well-known
    domains. If blacklisted characters are found, the IDN domain name will
    be displayed in its punycode form. (CVE-2017-5383 and similar)
  • Fixed an exploitable crash when using MP4 video. (CVE-2017-5396)
  • Fixed an exploitable crash in XSL parsing. (CVE-2017-5376)
  • Fixed a potential security issue when exporting certificates with specially-crafted credentials. (CVE-2017-5381)
  • Fixed a potential use-after-free situation in frame selection. (CVE-2017-5380) DiD
  • Fixed a leak of window details through the Ion compiler in certain situations.
  • Fixed the potential for an exploitable crash involving Javascript GC. DiD
  • Fixed a potential overflow situation in (non-released) WebRTC code. DiD
  • Fixed a potentially unsafe situation in websockets. DiD
  • Fixed several memory and other safety hazards (BMO bugs 1318766, 1325877, 1328834 DiD, 1288561 DiD, 1322420 DiD, 1293327 DiD, 1322315, 1325344, 1285960).

DiD
This means that the fix is “Defense-in-Depth”: It is a fix that does
not apply to a (potentially) actively exploitable vulnerability in Pale
Moon, but prevents future vulnerabilities caused by the same code when
surrounding code changes, exposing the problem.

https://www.palemoon.org/releasenotes.shtml


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