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Updates 2/21/17 - Pale Moon, MSRT, Flash for Win8.1/10

Pale Moon: 27.1.1 (2017-02-21)

http://www.palemoon.org/releasenotes.shtml

This is a stability and bugfix update to the browser.

Changes/Fixes:

  • Implemented a fix in media handling to prevent crashes with concurrent videos and/or rapidly starting/stopping video playback in the browser.
  • Fixed the way the Adobe Flash plugin is detected to prevent confusion with other plugins that identify themselves as "Flash" (e.g. VLC).
  • Windows: Solved stability issues caused by the release build process, resulting in unexpected behavior (e.g. hangups).

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Update via the internal Updater:   Help / About Pale Moon ; or full downloads:

32-bit version https://www.palemoon.org/palemoon-win32.shtml

x64-bit version https://www.palemoon.org/palemoon-win64.shtml

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RE: Updates 2/21/17 - Pale Moon

OK to install it over older version?

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RE: Updates 2/21/17 - Pale Moon

You can simply use the internal updater, which automatically installs the new version over the existing version;

or you can download the full installer, and [if memory serves me] when asked, select UPDATE the existing version.

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RE: Updates 2/21/17 - Pale Moon

WARNING:  The link for this separate download of the MSRT is now pre-checking a box to also download "MSN default homepage & Bing default search engine".    Be sure to uncheck this, unless you really want it!
 
Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT, MRT) for February, version 5.45
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Reminder:   Users who are paranoid about the remote possibility of a FP can opt to run this tool from a Command Prompt, appending a   /N   parameter [for "detect only" mode].
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This month's MSRT adds detection/removal of Win32/Chuckenit - a "threat [which] unchecks checkboxes in installation dialogue boxes, effectively messing with choices without your knowledge during installation". 

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RE: Updates 2/21/17 - Pale Moon, MSRT

Flash (ActiveX) for IE/Edge in Win8.1/10 has been updated to 24.0.0.221, via Microsoft Update:
 
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-005 - Security Update for Adobe Flash Player (KB4010250) 
 
 
 

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RE: Updates 2/21/17 - Pale Moon, MSRT, Flash for Win8.1/10

Additional information on this month's MSRT:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mmpc/2017/02/22/msrt-february-2017-chuckenit-detection-completes...

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RE: Updates 2/21/17 - Pale Moon, MSRT, Flash for Win8.1/10

When will I ever learn that if it's working OK, leave it alone!

Decided to let PaleMoon update to 27.1.1 

Thne found I could not pull up the MSN page, and clicking on the Pale Moon icon get the message that it couldn't find something or was not compatible with something.So rather than uninstall it I attempted to do a System Restore.

Midway through the SR, I got a BSOD. Since there is was nothing to push I had to do a hard shutdown. Neeless to say the system was not happy when I got my Desktop back up. Couldn't get PM to uninstall, and had trouble with getting MSN to come up as well and ended up getting another BSOD, which necessitated another hard shutdown. Something about "pacer.sys " not starting.

Firing it up again, the system gently and patiently asked me if a I wanted to do a System Repair, to whcih I agreed. Now almost every thing works, I can even get YouTube with IE9, and can pull the websites that are important to me. Not able to pull up online radio, that only worked with with Pale Moon.

So, I still have the above version. Pressing on the icon gives an error message of

"Couln't load XPCOM  Will uninstall BM tomorrow and just try to go with FireFox. Wish me luck!

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RE: Updates 2/21/17 - Pale Moon, MSRT, Flash for Win8.1/10

Dale,

Sorry to hear about your problems.   I've updated PaleMoon on two systems (7, 8.1) with no adverse reaction.   The fact that System Restore balked for you --- in addition to PM itself --- makes me wonder if something else is going on (interfering) with your system.

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RE: Updates 2/21/17 - Pale Moon, MSRT, Flash for Win8.1/10

Chapter 2 on the above problem.

The system offered to UNDO the not completed System Restore from yesterday. Forgot to mention that yesterday's restore only offered me older dates, when I just wanted to go back a few days. The UNDO started but gave me a BSOD concerning something called "bad pool header". Hard shut down again, but got everything up and running.

The problem now is uninstalling Pale Moon 27.1.1. Going to Programs and Features and pressing its icon results in no action. I want to get rid of it and just install Firefox instead, so I need to find some way to uninstall it and start over. Can't find anything in Window Task Manager processes or services...or in Win Patrol to disable or stop. Do you know of any programs that are available that will do the deletion job?

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RE: Updates 2/21/17 - Pale Moon, MSRT, Flash for Win8.1/10

I know there are some programs, such as REVO Uninstaller, that can sometimes uninstall programs that have given users problems... but I don't have any details/experience to offer you.   Perhaps someone else here can offer some advice? 

But a more basic question:   why not just install firefox (and leave PaleMoon alone)... unless your registry has been corrupted, having an "extra" program (palemoon) "hanging around" should not hurt anything.

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