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Old 26 May 2007, 08:47 PM   #1
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Well I have used IE6 exclusively for a long time, but the web has gotten a lot more dangerous lately



http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

and use this addon

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722

according to a study google did this last year, one in ten web pages worldwide is infected with malware that will install on your computer with a simple driveby(just opening the web page)
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Old 26 May 2007, 09:03 PM   #2
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Durn the addon only installs if you have firefox open
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Old 26 May 2007, 11:40 PM   #3
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Chewy, you also need to get Adblock for the best protection when combined with No script

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10
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Or you could choose AdBlock Plus.

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1865/
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Old 27 May 2007, 12:07 AM   #5
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I'll pass on chatzilla tho
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Old 27 May 2007, 02:25 AM   #6
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@ Chewy - if it's good enough for you then I'm going to use it too. Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 27 May 2007, 02:33 AM   #7
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according to a study google did this last year, one in ten web pages worldwide is infected with malware that will install on your computer with a simple driveby(just opening the web page)
I find with adblock that a lot of this cr*p never gets loaded but I just recently went to NoScript. It is a pain to configure at first BUT worth the time and effort. A lot of the crap that is install is in the pop-ups I figure. I have been scanning weekly now and have only had one suspicious file (from a game I downloaded from giveaway of the day) I deleted the game and the alert went away. (It was some sort of activity monitor... It could have even been part of the game)

But 1 in 10??? It must be with an unprotected computer then. I figure with anti-virus, firewall, and multiple scanning programs, I have been lucky with what I have gotten!
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I'll pass on chatzilla tho

I'd pass on chatzilla too...it's just a quick and easy standby for those who can't be bothered with the real deal.

Get this instead: http://excursion.humr.org/
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Old 27 May 2007, 02:50 AM   #9
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But 1 in 10??? It must be with an unprotected computer then.
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Google said that it had analysed approximately 4.5 million websites over a 12 month period and found that 450,000 had caused a test computer to make a ‘drive-by download’, a common example of which was a ‘keylogger’, which captures every keystroke a user makes.
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/...cle1787714.ece

the security techs say firefox w/no script is the safest way to go
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Old 29 May 2007, 11:01 AM   #10
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But how do you know what scripts to allow and deny ? That's the main reason why I don't use it
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AFAIK it blocks scripts for all sites except those you specify.
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Old 29 May 2007, 12:01 PM   #12
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I love that feature, no way I would prefer firefox over IE and having to change without that extra safety, it's a PITA at first till you get used to it.
I allow what minimal scripts I need for regular sites and when I inadvertly go where the danger is higher, I am protected from maliscous programming.

Some sites have up to 5 scripts trying to run when you go there, just seeing what's up is enough to make me say "so long" and "no thanks".
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Oh OK I see now I thought I had to decide what to allow every time the bar at the bottom popped up.I also stopped that from showing as well
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Old 29 May 2007, 01:19 PM   #14
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I have just started with firefox
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I can't believe how many different scripts will come up on just one page. My son goes to those gaming sites for cheat codes and the list is in the double digits!
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