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Offline YellowFox

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Browser's In General.
« on: April 29, 2013, 07:43:53 PM »
I use two browsers now (Firefox for anytime I need to google something and want to make sure Javascript isn't activated by using No-Script, and Chrome for youtube and just everyday tasks.) So I wanted to know how does a computer get infected via the internet? I've been hit by a Javascript before and It wasn't pleasant but I've never really known how that all works so I've been quite literally scared of my own shadow to ensure such an event never occurs again.

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Re: Browser's In General.
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 07:48:29 PM »
I'd like to know as well since it's never happened to me and my default browser is and always has been Internet Explorer.
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Re: Browser's In General.
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 07:49:22 PM »
lots of info if you ask google.  ;)


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Re: Browser's In General.
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013, 10:43:29 PM »
This is from when I used to run Windows. The information is still valid,

http://www.geocities.ws/dontsurfinthenude/blog.htm

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Re: Browser's In General.
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2013, 11:49:46 PM »
That's why I can't understand why anyone uses Internet Explorer with Active X.

It's also a good idea to keep Adobe Flash Player disabled until you need it.
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Re: Browser's In General.
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2013, 12:27:21 AM »
That's why I can't understand why anyone uses Internet Explorer with Active X.

It's also a good idea to keep Adobe Flash Player disabled until you need it.
I consider that paranoia and not necessary. I've been using both and Java as well for 14 years now and have never been infected by anything. Nobody else in my family and friends has either.
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Re: Browser's In General.
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2013, 03:34:02 PM »

FlashControl in Chrome is an excellent tool. (Extension)
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Re: Browser's In General.
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2013, 03:37:37 PM »

FlashControl in Chrome is an excellent tool. (Extension)

It is an excellent tool but not for FF it only Chrome, bloody Google is getting more good stuff than FF add-on chicky little bastard ;D
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Re: Browser's In General.
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2013, 03:41:46 PM »

FlashControl in Chrome is an excellent tool. (Extension)

It is an excellent tool but not for FF it only Chrome, bloody Google is getting more good stuff than FF add-on chicky little bastard ;D


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Re: Browser's In General.
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2013, 03:45:51 PM »


Maybe it's time to switch over to "the dark side"

Not a bloody good idea Bob......why? he's not my father ;D
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Re: Browser's In General.
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2013, 03:19:14 PM »
Also is Cnet safe anymore? Norton Safeweb calls it fine but the comments say otherwise. I used it to download Bluescreen Viewer to try and scan a dump file from a program (my computer didn't bluescreen) unfortunately it doesn't scan program dump files from when a specific program crashes and me being paranoid have been running scans to make sure it was safe. Is it just me or does the web feel quite a bit more scary then it used to?
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Re: Browser's In General.
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2013, 03:37:45 PM »
It is always recommended to download programs from their original sites.

Bluescreen Viewer: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

Most members here also use these other sites to download clean programs:
http://www.filehippo.com/
http://www.filehorse.com/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/
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Re: Browser's In General.
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2013, 03:52:08 PM »
just reposting what I posted before on this subject

for Chrome / Chromium browsers I use ScripSafe
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/scriptsafe/oiigbmnaadbkfbmpbfijlflahbdbdgdf
I definitely like ScripSafe, sometimes feels way better than FF's NoScript

ScriptSafe is evolution of now 'abandoned' NotScripts (which was try to recreate NoScript for Chrome)
see http://code.google.com/p/notscripts/ and https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/notscripts/odjhifogjcknibkahlpidmdajjpkkcfn?hl=en

for Opera I use NotScripts (sadly ScriptSafe isn't for Opera)
https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/notscripts/

and as bonus it's good to use Ghostery, WOT, Avast! security plugin in all browsers

yes I do wish notScripts/scriptSafe existed for IE10 (IE11) so it's at least bit usable :)
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Re: Browser's In General.
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2013, 05:47:42 PM »
just reposting what I posted before on this subject

for Chrome / Chromium browsers I use ScripSafe
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/scriptsafe/oiigbmnaadbkfbmpbfijlflahbdbdgdf
I definitely like ScripSafe, sometimes feels way better than FF's NoScript

ScriptSafe is evolution of now 'abandoned' NotScripts (which was try to recreate NoScript for Chrome)
see http://code.google.com/p/notscripts/ and https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/notscripts/odjhifogjcknibkahlpidmdajjpkkcfn?hl=en

for Opera I use NotScripts (sadly ScriptSafe isn't for Opera)
https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/notscripts/

and as bonus it's good to use Ghostery, WOT, Avast! security plugin in all browsers

yes I do wish notScripts/scriptSafe existed for IE10 (IE11) so it's at least bit usable :)
Personally I don't think it or any of those other things are necessary at all.
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Re: Browser's In General.
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2013, 06:00:07 PM »
Well everybody thinks that until they hit some javascript malcode. Chance of going to be maliciously redirected to some site's malcode is small and remote, but I would not take any risk and that is what a script blocker is doing for the browser user. Our virus and worms section has a very long list of victims that originally had a similar line of thinking even for their own websites.....until they arrived here....

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