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Offline YellowFox

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Re: Browser's In General.
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2013, 08:20:14 PM »
You know I just thought of something. Virus Total has 40 or so antivirus scanners right? So why isn't there some sort of way to make an antivirus with that kind of detecting potential? I know Hitman Pro uses cloud based systems to scan objects and such so would there ever be a way to have 40 or so different looks at an object without the antiviruses competing?
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« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2013, 08:30:39 PM »
Even if you solve the probable conflicts, how long do you want to wait to use your computer ???
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« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2013, 08:35:20 PM »
Well I guess that's always a problem huh  :-\ Speed VS Safety well I'm guessing it might not take a long time to start the computer rather it would take a while for the scans to complete. So then comes the other question why not have one scanner but multiple definitions and allow the user to sort out the False Positives I mean fine most normal users wont like the tediousness of doing such a task but other more skilled people might find it a bit safer than only having one vendor and maybe some extra tools.
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« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2013, 09:52:49 PM »
The issue isn't getting them all to work together as in VT they are all doing on-demand scans on a single file and you can see how long that takes.

The main issue when talking about multiple AVs is that the resident ones to be able to do their job have drivers that are running to intercept (hook) calls to run a file, so it is first scanned before being allowed to run. It is these drivers that cause most of the conflict issues. So VT isn't the same as having multiple AVs installed.

So there are times when because VT is only on-demand that they don't replicate real world detections, where the other shields and scans may be able to detect malware were VT doesn't.

Do you really think that all of these paid programs are going to allow their databases and engines to be used in a co-op of virus scanners. I don't think so unless they are paid.

There are a few examples of AVs with two AV engines and virus signatures, but only one interface controlling the hooking (so no multiple drivers running to conflict). But with exception they are paid options because the company has to pay a license fee to use the intellectual property of the other scanners.

I certainly wouldn't recommend hitman pro as there are many instances of an overly aggressive deletion of what may be legit files.
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Re: Browser's In General.
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2013, 10:39:06 PM »
All i do is use no script and i have also enabled click to play in firefox.

Any flash content i come across is blocked until i allow it to run.
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« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2013, 11:01:31 PM »
Hi Aenold72,

Quite secure all software on your comp patched and updated, NoScript last version and Flash on demand, your good to go..

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« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2013, 12:35:17 AM »
Hi YellowFox,

I agree with Polonus.

Our PC hasn't been infected in years running NoScript, even without an AV.

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« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2013, 12:51:20 AM »
Hey Donovan.

I wasn't saying I was worried about being infected more along the lines of just wondering about possibilities. Also to David yes Hitman can be aggressive however I just use it as a checking tool as it is quicker than running a scan with MBAM. Also I use No-Script and Firefox but really only for times when I need to google something for just normal everyday stuff (Such as Youtube and such) I prefer Chrome as it happens to be much quicker. Firefox also has a few compatibility issues with Youtube that have caused glitches also it seems that Firefox's performance is slowed with No-Script.

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« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2013, 11:46:43 PM »
I'm part of the minority here along with Dch48. Since a few of the websites I use on a regular basis use scripts so I fail
to see any use for NoScript. I do, however, disagree with his preferred browser. IE is way to slow for me.  :)
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« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2013, 01:05:49 AM »
Hi Para-Noid,

IE9 is undoubtfully slow on my Vista machine. Chrome is somewhat faster and ultimately Firefox runs the fastest of the two.

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« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2013, 01:15:35 AM »
IE9 and now 10 run just as fast as any other browser on all of my machines. IE8 was definitely slower than Chrome but that is in the past. I wouldn't use Firefox if they paid me to.
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« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2013, 01:59:03 AM »
Hi Dch48,

From my current machine, Firefox plays videos the smoothest; Chrome lags for me, sacrificing overall performance for frames.

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Re: Browser's In General.
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2013, 02:18:46 AM »
Hi Dch48,

From my current machine, Firefox plays videos the smoothest; Chrome lags for me, sacrificing overall performance for frames.

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« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2013, 03:57:56 PM »
Hi Dch48,

From my current machine, Firefox plays videos the smoothest; Chrome lags for me, sacrificing overall performance for frames.

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Re: Browser's In General.
« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2013, 04:16:51 PM »
Hi Dch48,

From my current machine, Firefox plays videos the smoothest; Chrome lags for me, sacrificing overall performance for frames.

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