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Re: Trying to understand Tracking
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2014, 01:04:57 PM »
I have everything blocked.

Offtopic but you have every security extension known to man in Firefox it seems to me.  Bitdefender, Avast, Mcafee are just a few I recognized.

I have Bitdefender"s Traffic Light, McAfee secure search bar, wot, ghostery, Dr. Web, Webutation amd a couple more security extensions.  How would you know what security extensions I have?  ???
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Re: Trying to understand Tracking
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2014, 03:36:52 PM »

I have everything blocked.
I have everything blocked.

Offtopic but you have every security extension known to man in Firefox it seems to me.  Bitdefender, Avast, Mcafee are just a few I recognized.

I have Bitdefender"s Traffic Light, McAfee secure search bar, wot, ghostery, Dr. Web, Webutation amd a couple more security extensions.  How would you know what security extensions I have?  ???
He's observant and simply looked at the screenshot you posted. It isn't magic or anything else. :)
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Re: Trying to understand Tracking
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2014, 03:58:17 PM »
Hi -midnight,

Funny and striking, I share the following browser extensions with you, -midnight: BitDefender TrafficLight, ghostery, WOT and webutation.
I would change McAfee (probably came installed with the comp, my wife has it too) for DrWeb's extension.

BitDefender is really detecting an awful lot of baddies, but you have to discriminate and sieve out the detected uri's from  those are no longer actual.
Ghostery tracking is not delivering all trackers, that is why I added Do Not Track Me.
Do this test to check if they know where you came from - that page before this one- : http://www.zeigen.com/refer/
For Blue E test here: http://ie.microsoft.com/Testdrive/Browser/DoNotTrack/Default.html
Then you can adjust your browser of choice,

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Re: Trying to understand Tracking
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2014, 05:16:02 PM »
Hi -midnight,

Funny and striking, I share the following browser extensions with you, -midnight: BitDefender TrafficLight, ghostery, WOT and webutation.
I would change McAfee (probably came installed with the comp, my wife has it too) for DrWeb's extension.

BitDefender is really detecting an awful lot of baddies, but you have to discriminate and sieve out the detected uri's from  those are no longer actual.
Ghostery tracking is not delivering all trackers, that is why I added Do Not Track Me.
Do this test to check if they know where you came from - that page before this one- : http://www.zeigen.com/refer/
For Blue E test here: http://ie.microsoft.com/Testdrive/Browser/DoNotTrack/Default.html
Then you can adjust your browser of choice,

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I have Adblock Plus, Bitdefender Quick Scan, Do Not Track Me Online Privacy Protection, Dr. Web Anti-Virus Checker,  Facebook Phishing Protector, Ghostery, Google Disconnect, McAfee Site Advisor, No Google Analytics, Track Me Not, Webutation and Wot.  Should I disable some of these extensions?  ???

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Re: Trying to understand Tracking
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2014, 05:30:09 PM »
Seems a good mix. If they do not slow down the browser. Why uninstall?

Oh. one there I do not like.
Bitdefender Quick Scan is an adware lurer, that is trying to lure users to go and install Bitdefender's av.
Take that off and install Bitdefender TrafficLight extension instead.
That is the one you should have in the browser.

DrWeb's is fine because it detects on avast!'s blind spots.
The rest are legit tracking blockers a good combination actually.

Bitdefender TrafficLight is an extension like Dr. Webs and WOT and is a pre-url checker,
so it delivers pre-check results for  the url search results that your search engine query serves up on your search result page,
and then  it blocks you from going to bad sites just like Google Safebrowsing does.

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Re: Trying to understand Tracking
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2014, 05:37:39 PM »
Got rid of Bitdefender Quick Scan and installed Bitdefender TrafficLight extension.  :)

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Re: Trying to understand Tracking
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2014, 05:42:45 PM »
I can't get onboard with all these extensions. How can the extension itself be trusted against exploits?

http://blog.trendmicro.com/mozilla-firefox-exploit-enlists-pcs-advanced-botnet/

When are attempts at more security, too much?
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Re: Trying to understand Tracking
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2014, 06:10:54 PM »
FWIW I use Bitdefender Traffic Light and PrivDog and that's all I have.
Too many extensions just creates more opportunities for conflicts.  :)
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Re: Trying to understand Tracking
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2014, 06:24:56 PM »
Hmm to me an overkill ... I use AIS and IE11 and that's your lot.  I wonder the browsers still run with all that :)

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Re: Trying to understand Tracking
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2014, 06:33:22 PM »
Hmm to me an overkill ... I use AIS and IE11 and that's your lot.  I wonder the browsers still run with all that :)

You think I have too many extensions?

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Re: Trying to understand Tracking
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2014, 06:41:55 PM »
For a lean and mean install I would keep DrWeb's and Bitdefender TrafficLight combined with DoNotTrackMe Online Privacy Protection.
Maybe just WOT, but a lot of folks do not like WOT, but I sometimes find interesting info there.

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Re: Trying to understand Tracking
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2014, 07:13:13 PM »
For a lean and mean install I would keep DrWeb's and Bitdefender TrafficLight combined with DoNotTrackMe Online Privacy Protection.
Maybe just WOT, but a lot of folks do not like WOT, but I sometimes find interesting info there.

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Nice tools for someone who analyses Malware.
Too many addons for someone who uses their browser to access the internet. :)
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Re: Trying to understand Tracking
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2014, 07:17:55 PM »
I know, but I read "Trying to understand tracking".
How would -midnight do that then?
I am sure she has her way to get at the facts  ;)

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Re: Trying to understand Tracking
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2014, 07:21:29 PM »
I know, but I read "Trying to understand tracking".
How would -midnight do that then?
I am sure she has her way to get at the facts  ;)

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She's not the person who started this thread. :)
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Re: Trying to understand Tracking
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2014, 07:28:20 PM »
I know, but I read "Trying to understand tracking".
How would -midnight do that then?
I am sure she has her way to get at the facts  ;)

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She's not the person who started this thread. :)

Ah, just reading along. ;D ;D
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