Finds of the Week: 7 Terrific Chrome Tips / Block Browser Bitcoin Mining / 5 Ways to Install Windows 10 / 12 Free Match 3 Games

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Finds of the WeekFinds of the Week is a list of websites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

7 Awesome Google Chrome Tricks to Boost Your Productivity
I run across articles that offer tips and tricks for web browsers on a regular basis. Most often the tips are the same ones I've read before. The tips in this article are unique and useful, like composing email directly from Chrome and moving multiple tabs at once. If you use Google Chrome give them a try.

How To Block Bitcoin Mining In Your Browser
Browser bitcoin mining has been in the news quite a bit recently. Basically, bitcoin mining happens when some websites use your system resources during a browsing session to mine bitcoin, which is process intensive. It's called Cryptojacking and it can happen without your permission and knowledge. Here are some tools to check if it's happening to you and to prevent it.
(Note: site contains animated ads and some inline ads that may be confusing)

5 Ways To Install Windows 10
If you need to install Windows 10, this article describes different way to do that, using bootable and non-bootable media. Methods include installing from a USB flash drive, from a DVD, using a memory card, from an ISO, a smartphone, and over a network. Good information to have at hand.

12 Free Browser Match-3 Games to Enjoy on Your Next Break
Match 3 games are fun and don't take a lot of time to play. This list has 12 Match 3 games you can play in your browser. There are zombies, flowers, jewels, sea treasures and more to choose from, no download required.

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Was reading 'Finds of the week' and notice 'WOT' symbols on your links. I had WOT before and have removed it from my browser. Just wondering how it is working on your page. It seems to be manly on finds of the week page and only limited to maybe one on other of your pages.

I had a "Wait, what?" moment when I saw the WOT rating pop up over the links because I don't have it installed in the browser I use 95% of the time either. :)

 

The WOT script has been introduced to provide a safety guide for our site links. Some of our pages contain dozens of links which were all 'green' at the time the article was published but have maybe changed to a bad rating over time. The WOT script enables visitors to report these and also helps our site moderators. MC - Site manager.

Thank you. Has WOT changed from last year when everybody was telling us to removed it. It did seem to be a decent extension before the melt down.

Nothing is infallible and WOT is no different although overall it does provide a reliable guide to website safety. The means whereby good sites could have their reputations maliciously downgraded have been tightened up although sometimes orange rated sites might be perfectly safe. Suffice to say that anything red rated is best avoided unless you want to invite malware onto your PC or have your personal data hacked. The recent issue with WOT was caused when it was found they were passing on user details to third parties. This should not have come as a surprise as this practice is common throughout the industry but some people felt WOT's action went against the very nature of their product. You can read our own discussion about it here. MC - Site Manager.
https://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/comments-suggestions-and...
If you come across sites with a bad WOT reputation you don't agree with, you can always scan the site and it's content using one of the other security services.
https://www.virustotal.com/en/
http://www.urlvoid.com/
https://zulu.zscaler.com/
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/drweb-anti-virus-link-che/aleg...

Thanks MC,  I was hoping you would chime in. :)

 

There's been some discussion amongst the crew about it. I don't use it on Firefox because it has in the past caused issues in Firefox. I started using it on other browsers some time ago.