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Browsers and Protection

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Browsers and Protection

Postby mistertroll » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:58 am

I use the latest version of Firefox (automatic updates), and it mostly works very well. I have it set so that I never see any ads unless I seek them out. It's generally pretty quick, and good about asking me if I want to do something it thinks might be dangerous to my machine.

If I use IE, I feel like I'm visiting my hillbilly cousins (I'm only 3 generations away from them and have been to visit).

I've tried Chrome and Opera, and didn't see any features that got me excited.

I also use Avira Free AntiVirus, Malwarebytes.org, and Spybot Search and Destroy. All recommended to me by a guy who gets paid to hang around and goof off until something goes wrong, then pushes some buttons on the keyboard and makes it go away.

What are you using?
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Re: Browsers and Protection

Postby pharquartt » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:33 am

i've had very good success with Firefox. IE sucks bigtime.
now is the infinite opposite
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Re: Browsers and Protection

Postby Krispy » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:05 am

I'm using a version of Firefox that at least two clever (and good-looking) people have told me needs upgrading.
I have to use IE for some financial stuff though, 'cos it doesn't work properly with FF.


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Re: Browsers and Protection

Postby Mark Kaufman » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:20 pm

Chrome with the paid version of Malwarebytes along with the free version of AVG. No issues anymore. It's that paid version of Malwarebytes that keeps me happy...since it works in real-time, it let's me know whenever I nearly got screwed over with a click on a normally safe site...which is more often than I used to believe.
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Re: Browsers and Protection

Postby Peevette » Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:45 pm

I'm using Safari on my Mac and IE on my laptop.
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