Items tagged with extensions

One of the perks of using Chrome is a wide assortment of browser extensions at your disposal. Including themes and apps, there are over 200,000 of them in the Chrome Web Store. There's strength in numbers but as it turns out, having so many extensions is also a weakness as it applies to privacy. How so? Your profile... Read more...
Isn't it nice when malware authors make it easy to remove their dirty code? Sometimes all you have to do is open the Control Panel and uninstall the offending program, just like any other application. And for browsers, simply nuke the extension that is causing trouble. Unfortunately, some recent browser extensions for... Read more...
Security researchers have uncovered malware hidden in four different extensions for Google's Chrome browser. Collectively, the four extensions have been downloaded and installed more than half a million times, including onto workstations within major organizations globally. While likely used to commit click fraud and... Read more...
We could have told Mozilla that installing an extension on its Firefox browser to promote a niche TV series would be a bad idea, but nobody from Mozilla asked us. Mozilla should have known this too. Now it does, on hindsight, following a backlash from angry Firefox users who discovered that an extension had been... Read more...
Microsoft seems to be getting close to turning on support for extensions in its Edge browser for Windows 10. Exactly when that will happen remains to be seen, but in the meantime, a Twitter user (@h0x0d) posted screen grabs of a website serving up a pair of extensions in Edge to Windows Insiders. The website has... Read more...
Microsoft’s Edge web browser is shaping up to be a formidable competitor to the likes of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Well, we should that is true in overall performance, but not exactly when it comes to user experience (or web standards). Edge currently doesn’t support browser extensions, which add tons of... Read more...
Google on Wednesday announced that it will actively block Windows and Mac users from installing extensions to the Chrome browser that are not found in the Chrome Web Store. It's the same policy that's been in place for Windows users since May of last year, though Google didn't enforce it for the developer version of... Read more...
One of our primary problems with Safari when we took an in-depth look at it last year was this: no wide-ranging plug-in support as there is with Firefox. For power users who love to browse the Web their own way, using third-party plug-ins to enhance their experience, Safari just never has lived up to Firefox. It's... Read more...
Firefox is a great browser. One of its strengths is the ability to tinker with it to get it to do all sorts of additional neat things. Joe Kissell at Macworld has a terrific round-up of free add-ons for Firefox to help you raise your personal browser geek factor to stratospheric heights: And thanks to a growing number of free Firefox extensions,... Read more...