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Q+A: Does Mozilla FireFox’s Virus Scan Really Work ?

Posted: 09 Dec 2011 09:15 PM PST

RR 4.0

Q: Does Mozilla FireFox's Virus Scan Really Work ?

A: The only thing our tests showed is the process slightly slowed downloading files. We were NEVER warned or received a viruses detection or warning. So to regardless of this so called built in option. I would stick with my mainstay virus programs such as AVG, AVIRA and AVAST. And your Spyware, Adware and Malware programs such as SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Spybot.

Till The Next Q+A,


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SpeedFan 4.46 Beta 2 – Available to Download @

Posted: 09 Dec 2011 05:31 PM PST

Dear Readers,

I just went over to to see if there was a new version of SpeedFan available and, what did you know there was one available. But unfortunately it is still in the beta stage. But if you are still interested you can download the beta release of SpeedFan right now @ the following Website Link

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µTorrent (3.1) Is Now Available To Download @ + Full Official Change Log

Posted: 09 Dec 2011 04:21 PM PST

Dear Readers,

It appears that there is another new version of µTorrent popular peer 2 peer file sharing program. Which is now available to download @


Here Is The Full 3.1 µTorrent Change Log Chain (Not including the BETA STAGES)

**2011-12-09: Version 3.1 stable (build 26595)**

- Fix: bug where piece with hash failure would keep failing

**2011-12-08: Version 3.1 stable (build 26593)**

- Fix: crash

**2011-12-08: Version 3.1 stable (build 26591)**
- Fix: bug where piece with hash failure would keep failing

**2011-12-07: Version 3.1 RC10 (build 26586)**

- Fix: More accurate iTunes detection
- Fix: If android device is disconnected show text 'connect via usb'
- Change: Default sparse files to off on all platforms
- Fix: make sure we switch over to selected category tree node if no nodes were selected
- Change: Double click to pop out Plus player
- Fix: Remember media files (e.g. mp3) copied to devices (not transcoded) after ut restarts.
- Fix: Fix sorting by percent column in device pane and conversion pane

**2011-12-07: Version 3.1 RC9 (build 26583)**

- Change: revert cache size change from RC8
- Fix: more crashes

**2011-12-06: Version 3.1 RC8 (build 26573)**

- Fix: fix issue where no-torrents pane would linger even when there are torrents
- Fix: VLC would crash on win 7 after you stop playback
- Fix: Crash when initially detecting, or plugging in, a phone.
- Change: for now, apply cache size once per run until we track down a problem.

**2011-12-05: Version 3.1 RC7 (build 26563)**

- Fix: VLC player would crash the second time you used it
- Fix: various edge cases where we wouldn't re-associate with files
- Fix: a couple of sources of erroneous hash failures, mainly multihash
- Fix: fix potential shutdown hang when deleting torrents
- Fix: issues with embedded free player
- Fix: correctly transfer to android and game devices
- Fix: make sure there's enough space before transferring to device
- Fix: couldn't hide app column
- Fix: don't load invalid media

**2011-12-04: Version 3.1 RC6 (build 26554)**

- Fix: refreshing of status bar and tabs
- Fix: report errors when failing to add files to iTunes
- Fix: fix iTunes detection

**2011-12-03: Version 3.1 RC5 (build 26545)**
- Fix: Allow setting external player from Preferences dialog
- Change: Disable resume_dir functionality by default (Enable with "resume.enable_resume_dir")
- Fix: Be more picky when detecting inbound SSL connections
- Fix: Smart hash only on a piece boundary (fixes hashfails)

**2011-12-02: Version 3.1 RC4 (build 26536)**

- Fix: fix issue where installer would show up on every launch
- Fix: Don't ask user for ut Remote security question over and over (and over)
- Fix: several crashes related to adding phones
- Fix: disk IO shutdown hang
- Fix: fixed torrent filtering issue when skipping files
- Fix: use WideCharToMultiByte to determine the length of a narrowed string
- Fix: show devices when selecting to add a device in context menu, if hidden
- Fix: fix language pack loading issue
- Fix: fix torrent filtering issue for completed torrents
- Fix: save and restore add torrent window size
- Feature: add advanced option to perform silent autoupdates (silent_auto_updates)

**2011-11-28: Version 3.1 RC3 (build 26519)**
- Change: added advanced option to turn off the low disk priority setting (to use normal disk prio). requires restart
- Change: raise disk IO priority to normal when shutting down, to not hang around for too long

** 2011-11-23: Version 3.1 RC2 (build 26508 )**

- Fix: flickering progress bars for checking torrents
- Fix: fix shutdown hang where a hash job would be left hanging, preventing shutdown
- Change: explicitly show the torrent state when it's done downloading but flushing to disk
- Change: show trackers tab by default
- Change: hide 'App' column by default

** 2011-11-22: Version 3.1 Release Candidate 1 (build 26495)**

- Change: enable windows disk cache for writes by default. Improves write performance, especially with sparse files
- Change: enable sparse files by default on win7 (disabled on vista because of filesystem bugs). This should fix most disk-overload issues
- Feature: ask for save filename up-front when creating a torrent (improves usability)
- Fix: ability to create torrents with thousands of files
- Fix: Visual improvements on certain Windows versions with large system text size
- Fix: compute disk congestion for evert cache write. avoids overrunning cache size
- Change: Move apps node to the bottom of the category tree
- Feature: Support creating larger files on exFAT filesystems
- Fix: fixed incorrect teredo MTU assumptions


**So Here Is The Download Link For The New µTorrent (3.1) Enjoy:


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