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Extension Defender 1.0.2

Detect and block malicious Chrome extensions

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Mac OS X, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 08 February 2014
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Downloads To Date: 572
Developer: Extension Defender
RSS News Feed: http://www.extensiondefender.com/blog/feed/
Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/ExtDefender
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Extension Defender 1.0.2
Detect and block malicious Chrome extensions

Extension Defender is a simple browser add-on which can scan your PC for potentially unwanted extensions (adware, spyware or malware). Once running it checks other extensions before they're installed, warning you of any problems.

Extension Defender is, well, rather basic. It offers two sections, "Scan" and "Options". Click the second and you're told "theres currently no options to set". The first has only a "Scan" button, and clicking this returns its results in a second or two.

Anything dubious will be listed in a simple report. A "Remove" button uninstalls the extension right away, and a "Rescan" option should confirm your system is clear".

A notification badge on the extension icon also displays the number of malicious extensions you've installed. And signatures are updated automatically, so once installed you don't have to manage Extension Defender any further.

Verdict:

Extension Defender is a relatively new product, with a small database, and we're not yet sure how effective it's going to be. It's free and simple to use, though, so might be worth a try, just to see how it works for you.

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WhatsApp Messenger 2.12.5

Free Full Commercial Software

WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

Version 2.12.5 brings:

• Per chat custom notification settings and mute
• You can now include videos in your chat backups in Settings > Chats and Calls > Chat Backup
• Mark chats as unread or read with a swipe to the right
• Better support for VoiceOver
• Directly share contacts from the Contacts app and locations from Apple Maps to WhatsApp
• Lower the data usage used during WhatsApp calls in Settings > Chats and Calls 
• Earlier messages now load automatically as you scroll chats
• Improved design for cropping photos and videos
• Location messages now use a large map thumbnail

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