Firefox 40.0 Beta Version Released With New Security Updates


Firefox 40.0 Beta Version Released With New Security Updates.

Firefox users stay safe online, Firefox committed expanded the malware detection features in Firefox. Also compatible with Windows 10.

In the Firefox blog said about its new interface with Windows 10

If you upgrade to Windows 10 or get a device that already has it installed, your default browser is set to Microsoft Edge by Windows, so we created support materials to show you how to restore or choose Firefox as your default browser in Windows 10.

When downloading a file of a type that usually contains Windows or Mac executable code (for example, .com, .exe, .msi, .app, .dmg) Firefox asks Google’s Safe Browsing service if the file is safe by sending it some of the download’s metadata (file type, name, size, hash, URL, locale). If the file is flagged as harmful by this service, the download manager will block access to the file until the user performs a right-click, and unblocks it manually.

Add-ons are another important aspect of how you control and customize Firefox. Add-ons will continue to provide limitless possibilities for customizing the look and functionality of Firefox, but today we’re also taking steps to ensure that using add-ons is a safe and secure experience for our users. We’ve announced a process to certify add-ons based on guidelines we have provided to add-on developers.

In future releases of Firefox, any third-party add-on that has not been certified will be disabled by default. Today, you will start seeing warnings next to unsigned add-ons in Firefox, but no add-ons will be automatically disabled

Whats New Update:
  • Support for Windows 10
  • Added protection against unwanted software downloads
  • User can receive suggested tiles in the new tab page based on categories Firefox matches to browsing history (en-US only).
  • Hello allows adding a link to conversations to provide context on what the conversation will be about
  • New style for add-on manager based on the in-content preferences style
  • Improved scrolling, graphics, and video playback performance with off main thread compositing (GNU/Linux only)
  • Graphic blocklist mechanism improved: Firefox version ranges can be specified, limiting the number of devices blocked.
  • Add-on extensions that are not signed by Mozilla will display a warning.
  • NPAPI Plug-in performance improved via asynchronous initialization.
  • Smoother animation and scrolling with hardware vsync (Windows only).

About Firefox 40.0
  • File size: 40.02MB (41,966,392 bytes)
  • Requirements: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows7 / XP64 / Vista64 / Windows7 64 / Windows8 / Windows8 64
  • Languages: Multiple languages
  • License: Open Source
  • Date added: August 11, 2015
  • Author: Mozilla Organization
  • Website: www.mozilla.org

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A Social Media and Cyber Security Expert. Love to write about latest technology and Gadgets.