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Re: Constructive Critisim to the Avast Team
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2012, 05:51:01 PM »
Okay, I haven't had much time to dig into my notes, or check for older articles and such, but just off the top of my head I can think of this:

Microsoft won't allow XP users to install IE9 and I know for sure that we have seen posted on this site that older browsers aren't as safe as newer ones.  I'm sure a lot of you folks have read that on other tech sites, as well.

So if users of XP are stuck with IE8 and don't want Chrome or other choices there is a problem, right?

And then we might consider this business that Microsoft chooses not to support XP users anymore.  There's no security risk there?

I'm just shooting from the hip at the moment.  Been busy and haven't had time to dig up sources.  Sorry.

My husband's computer is Windows XP and he has IE9.
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Re: Constructive Critisim to the Avast Team
« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2012, 05:53:26 PM »

Okay, I haven't had much time to dig into my notes, or check for older articles and such, but just off the top of my head I can think of this:

Microsoft won't allow XP users to install IE9 and I know for sure that we have seen posted on this site that older browsers aren't as safe as newer ones.  I'm sure a lot of you folks have read that on other tech sites, as well.

So if users of XP are stuck with IE8 and don't want Chrome or other choices there is a problem, right?

And then we might consider this business that Microsoft chooses not to support XP users anymore.  There's no security risk there?

I'm just shooting from the hip at the moment.  Been busy and haven't had time to dig up sources.  Sorry.

My husband's computer is Windows XP and he has IE9.
I highly doubt it:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie9-windows_other/ie9-for-xp-why-doesnt-internet-explorer-9-work-on/e8113f20-b149-4763-b4d4-562d1da524b6
« Last Edit: November 08, 2012, 06:06:45 PM by bob3160 »
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Re: Constructive Critisim to the Avast Team
« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2012, 06:18:59 AM »
@ ManyQs
The URL in your signature gives me the following warning:

(The warning comes from TrafficLight)

I appreciate the feedback, bob3160, but were you informed as to what exactly that company found?  Thank you.

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Re: Constructive Critisim to the Avast Team
« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2012, 07:11:37 AM »
Thank you for checking and posting, Charyb.

Actually, I received some similar feedback a few days ago before that which was posted by bob3160, but I only had time to do some quick checking into that TrafficLight product and what I thought I was seeing was they had to install something on my computer for me to get any results and at that time I didn't have time to check into the company and its reputation and all that necessary research, so I had to move on.

I'm hoping to make some time this weekend to do more research on those TrafficLight folks and what they do and all.

But I'd never heard or read that anyone saw that website as a danger, so something may not be quite right at TrafficLight, or they have found something nobody else has found and it really is a danger but is too sneaky to have been caught by anyone else, including Avast.

But I sure appreciate the extra effort for checking and posting that, Charyb.  Thank you.

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Re: Constructive Critisim to the Avast Team
« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2012, 07:20:09 AM »
Your welcome.

I don't normally spend this much time looking. There are usually others who know what to look for and can locate the problem.

If you didn't know, Trafficlight is by BitDefender.

I posted in their forum asking them to check for a false positive. I will let you know when I hear something on this.


Edit: No response on their forum yet but the detection has been removed.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2012, 02:42:44 PM by Charyb »