Pale Moon 27.1.1 Released February 21, 2017

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Pale Moon: Release notes

27.1.1 (2017-02-21)

This is a stability and bugfix update to the browser.


    • Implemented a fix in media handling to prevent crashes with
      concurrent videos and/or rapidly starting/stopping video playback in
      the browser.
    • Fixed the way the Adobe Flash plugin is detected to prevent
      confusion with other plugins that identify themselves as “Flash” (e.g.
    • Windows: Solved stability issues caused by the release build process, resulting in unexpected behavior (e.g. hangups).

Spybot Search & Destroy Weekly Update – February 15, 2017

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

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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.


  • 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
  • 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.
    should make running SDK-based modules as PMkit extensions fairly simple
    for extension developers. See the introductory text to these release
  • 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).

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.

Spybot Search & Destroy Weekly Update – February 8, 2017

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+ Ad.PursuePoint ++ Ad.QuantumLook ++ Ad.WebFlipper + bProtector + CNNIC.Searchbar + Firseria + Install.DomaIQ
+ PU.AdvanceSystemCare + PU.Auslogics.TB + PU.InstalleRex + PU.Jawego.PCCleaner ++ PU.Mindspark.FromDocToPDF + PU.Softmedia ++ PU.UniversalDriverUpdater + Toolbar.DefaultTab
Total: 2625289 fingerprints in 836327 rules for 7774 products.

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Spybot Search & Destroy Weekly Update – February 1, 2017

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++ Ad.GoOffer + Ad.Linkular + bProtector + Firseria
++ HokkesKeylogger
+ Amonetize.InstallPath
+ GameVance.PlaySushi + OpenCandy + PU.Auslogics.TB + PU.Jawego.PCCleaner ++ PU.Mindspark.DownSpeedTest + PU.ReimagePlus
+ Win32.Bifrost + Win32.OnLineGames.gen ++ Win32.Trotux
Total: 2625014 fingerprints in 836052 rules for 7770 products.

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AdwCleaner 6.043 released January 27, 2017

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v6.043 – 27/01/17

[ADD] – Support for NetSVCs (x32/x64)
[ADD] – Downloads scan (file/folder)
[ADD] – Increase debug verbosity while handling files/folders attributes

[UPD] – Update all translations
[UPD] – Scan more registry elements
[UPD] – Speed up and improve uninstallation
[UPD] – Update bottom-app text and webpage
[UPD] – Database 2017-01-27.2

[BUG] – Fix minor GUI glitches


Firefox 51.0.1 Released January 26, 2017

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Version 51.0.1, first offered to Release channel users on January 26, 2017

We’d also like to extend a special thank you to all of the new Mozillians who contributed to this release of Firefox!


  • Reference link to 51.0 release notes
  • Geolocation not working on Windows (Bug 1333516)
  • Multiprocess incompatibility did not correctly register with some add-ons (Bug 1333423)

Malwarebytes v. released January 25, 2017

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What’s New in 3.0.6:

Performance/protective capability

Several improvements to malware detection and remediation capabilities
Several performance improvements, including improving startup time, improving shutdown time on Windows 7, addressing memory leaks and reducing CPU usage after a scan has completed
Added MS Publisher as a default Protected Application for anti-exploit protection


Fixed issue where a previously activated Premium license could be dropped incorrectly
Fixed issue where Malwarebytes version information would revert to default values of 3.0.0 in certain cases, such as when coming back from minimal safe mode
Fixed issue where ‘Real-Time Protection turned off’ notifications would display incorrectly on initial startup
Fixed problem where the ‘Check for updates every’ setting would get stuck at 14 days after changing frequency to ‘Days’
Fixed Help question marks throughout the main user interface so that they work when clicked

Stability/issues fixed

Addressed several crashes and blue screens, including the BSOD that could occur with Web Protection on Windows Insider Previews
Fixed the issue with Exploit Protection that caused Edge to crash/hang on Windows Insider Previews
Fixed issue when Exploit Protection was enabled that caused PowerPoint to not load
Fixed conditions that could lead to an ‘Unable to connect to service’ error
Fixed issue where exclusions did not work properly when there were associated threat traces detected
Fixed issue where Web Protection would not start up properly
Fixed numerous scan hangs or crashes, including one that could occur during heuristics phase
Numerous other fixes to improve overall program stability and usability


Spybot Search & Destroy Weekly Update – January 25, 2017

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+ Ad.Linkular + Ad.MegaSearch + bProtector + Firseria
+ GameVance.PlaySushi + OpenCandy ++ PU.AdvanceSystemCare + PU.Auslogics.TB + PU.Jawego.PCCleaner ++ PU.Mindspark.MetroHotspot ++ PU.Softmedia + PU.Uniblue.PCMechanic + Toolbar.DefaultTab
+ Win32.OnLineGames.gen + Win32.WyaDrt
Total: 2624747 fingerprints in 835785 rules for 7766 products.


Firefox 51.0 Released – January 24, 2017

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Version 51.0, first offered to Release channel users on January 24, 2017

We’d also like to extend a special thank you to all of the new Mozillians who contributed to this release of Firefox!


  • Users can view passwords in the save password prompt before saving them
  • Added a zoom button in the URL bar:
    • Displays percent above or below 100 percent when a user has changed the page zoom setting from the default
    • Lets users return to the default setting by clicking on the button
  • Improved video performance for users without GPU acceleration for less CPU usage and a better full screen experience
  • Firefox will save passwords even in forms that do not have “submit” events
  • Added support for FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) playback
  • Added support for WebGL 2, with advanced graphics rendering features like transform feedback, improved texturing capabilities, and a new sophisticated shading language
  • A warning is displayed when a login page does not have a secure connection
  • Added Georgian (ka) and Kabyle (kab) locales
  • An even faster E10s! Tab Switching is better!
  • Improved reliability of browser data sync
  • Remove Belarusian (be) locale



  • Use 2D graphics library (Skia) for content rendering on Linux
  • Re-enabled E10s support for Russian (ru) locale
  • Updated to NSS 3.28.1

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