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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2015, 08:37:38 AM »
id like to point a few things out:

the mozilla corporation receives anywhere from 85 to 95 percent of its combined income from Google. over 165 million was paid out to the mozilla corporation from google in 2011. likewise, Google has been directly responsible for features in firefox, such as anti-phishing in firefox 2. the browser transmits googles cookie twice hourly to receive domain list updates for the anti-phishing services... but we all know the marketing potential google has using a simple cookie. Firefox's privacy policy states that Google may share  information gathered through safe browsing with third parties, including business partners.

moreover, firefox has forever been behind the times when it comes to certain aspects of security, and feature sets.

in 2014 is was the loser in the pwn2own hackfest. it fell to a plethora of zero day exploits and had a number of alleged vulnerabilities ripe for abuse. it also still lacks any real sandboxing capabilities, as far as i know. and regardless of what anybody says... if this is still the case, it is a terrible flaw that needs to be addressed. even internet explorer has a low trust mode.

it lagged behind on out of process plugins, javascript performance, even private browsing..

and still no multi-process architecture? honestly?

it's a great browser for older machines. it's a great browser for use on-to-go as a portable app. it's got an excellent add-on database. it's still got a few things going for it. but lets not ignore the multiple elephants in the room.

with all that said, i would suggest using some additional software, along side of Avast!, to help secure both Chrome and Firefox.

first of all, see Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit. this application can help protect against zero day exploits in all modern browsers, and provides an excellent layer of security to your browser that Avast! does not, as far as i know. i have tested this software and rolled it out on many client machines. so far i have not had any problems with any of the default, nor all the advanced security features this software provides. i would suggest running it with its default settings for a week or so, and if all is well, test it another week with all advanced settings on. if you have any issues, either reset to default, and enable one by one... or start with everything on, and disable one by one until any potential issues evaporate.

second, check out Zemana AntiLogger. it encrypts keystrokes at the driver level in order to thwart keylogging software. it also provides additional security features which are noteworthy. this include SSL Intrusion Prevention, using such things as data pre-encryption. it also does this by preventing Man-in-the-browser attacks, HTML Injection attacks, and by monitoring the trusted root certificate authorities on your system for fake root certificates.

anyways, my two cents



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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2015, 01:03:17 PM »
Hello guys,

can you specify your OS, versions of Firefox/Chrome and Avast version?


Thanks for your cooperation.

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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2015, 01:35:36 PM »
Hi,

I apologize, the message is definitely wrong and it's corrected now. Firefox, Opera and other browsers in their latest versions are safe,of course.


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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2015, 04:34:34 PM »
Thnx Martin :)

But what does the popup looks like now ? Can you ( or someone else ) post a screenshot !

Greetz, Red.

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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2015, 04:39:00 PM »
The text now says:
Try Google Chrome browser

Try Google Chrome and enjoy fast, reliable and secure surfing!

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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2015, 05:49:49 PM »
The text now says:
Try Google Chrome browser

Try Google Chrome and enjoy fast, reliable and secure surfing!
Does it still tell you that your current browser may not be safe ???
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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2015, 06:20:06 PM »
No Bob, it doesn't say that anymore.

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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2015, 06:29:29 PM »
No Bob, it doesn't say that anymore.
Thank you. :)
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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2015, 11:13:15 PM »
Avast should moderate themselves in the first place so that these kinds of clearly dubious marketing tactics are not used on their customers.  Thankfully members of this forum have made in impact in this particular case, but I think we can all agree that it should not have to take forum members to convince Avast how wrong their aggressive marketing tactics are in this case and others I might add hence user input should not have been necessary in the first place.  This is a prime example as to my suggestions in the past how Avast actually hurts themselves as far as the approach they take in marketing since as you can see just in this thread alone several people have posted they are going elsewhere to get their virus protection.  Some have been critical of my opinions in this regard however I think most if not all would agree that in this particular case and others as well it is clear that if we as Avast users who like most things about Avast actually care about the success of Avast the suggestions I've made on several occasions would actually be beneficial  in sustaining the Avast user base in which has been my point all along.
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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2015, 12:10:51 AM »
Spuit elf :P ( This is Dutch )

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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2015, 12:17:45 AM »
Hi Rednose,

...and then this is always followed by "geeft modder".  ;)
Our wonderful Dutch is such an adequate language sometimes.  ;D

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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2015, 12:19:30 AM »
Indeed ;D

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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2015, 12:41:59 AM »
Thnx Martin :)

But what does the popup looks like now ? Can you ( or someone else ) post a screenshot !

Greetz, Red.


There you go Red.

Thank you MartinZ. Now it is not misleading. I've been getting it in every VPS update for the past 2 days but I can deal with it since I am running free Avast.

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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2015, 12:44:37 AM »
The popup must be localized to certain areas.
I haven't received it. :) (Maybe I shouldn't say anything.)
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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2015, 12:53:06 AM »
The popup must be localized to certain areas.
I haven't received it. :) (Maybe I shouldn't say anything.)

As you must know Bob, they come and go. I first got the original alert a few days back and we alerted the mods of the misleading text the advert had. I started to get the new popup yesterday. Hopefully 1 or 2 more days and it will go away to another area.