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Adware Protection,,,

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by landsmasher, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. landsmasher

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    Lost all my adware and spyware protection when my other computer crashed... Had CW Shreader and another one that checked all files for cookies and trojan horses and then would remove them. It was free and I can't remember what it was called. Got it from a post here. Anyone remember what it is and where to get it?
     
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    Ad-Aware SE and Spy Bot Search and Destroy have worked well for me. Had an issue a week ago and ran updates on Ad-Aware, ran it and it found the problem and fixed it.

    Got them from download.com
     
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    Mozilla is the best adware prevention device out there.
     
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    Where to get it??
    Pay or freebie??
     
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    Mozilla is the best adware prevention device out there.

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    Maybe .... but the only safe way to use Mozilla (and Firefox) is to disable JavaScript support since neither can handle JavaScript securely.

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    Mozilla
    Free, as are Spybot and the free version of Adaware and CWShredder
     
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    Maybe .... but the only safe way to use Mozilla (and Firefox) is to disable JavaScript support since neither can handle JavaScript securely.


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    Apologies on what I'm thinking will be a dumb question, but is this a bad thing??
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    Maybe .... but the only safe way to use Mozilla (and Firefox) is to disable JavaScript support since neither can handle JavaScript securely.


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    Apologies on what I'm thinking will be a dumb question, but is this a bad thing??

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    It's not a bad thing if you never visit sites that use JavaScript. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif That would include many (if not all) on-line banking sites, gaming sites, many types of bulletin boards and bunches or really cool thingies that make the web so much fun.

    If you want to block pop-ups and don't want to spend a bunch of cash then find a browser with a built-in blocker, find a free blocker for your current browser(like google toolbar) or upgrade to XP SP2 and use the built-in firewall.

    Mozilla (and Firefox) are great browsers and they work really well. Most people really like the tabbed browsing feature, unfortunately that (and the way it handles JavaScript) is it's weak point from a security point of view.


    Here are some links that might help explain it a little better:

    Dialog box spoof test

    Form field focus test
     
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    Thanks,
    Looking at all this stuff now...
     
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    Larry,

    Download.com has lots of free stuff. Give this a try! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Ad-Aware and Spybot Search and Destroy are both good!
     
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    This utility is good for checking for leaks in your firewall!
     
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    Well at least I know i'm leak proof... I get asked if I want to permit outgoing data before it is allowed to go out. Not sure which one of my security devices does that. Maybe Norton firewall? I run XP pro by the way.
     

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