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Offline greyowl

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Ad-Aware Web Companion
« on: December 04, 2016, 07:08:05 PM »
I use Avast Free on my XP laptop and browse with SeaMonkey.
I am wondering if Ad-Aware Web Companion would add a significant security boost.
Would this be just a duplication of what Avast does?
Thanks for the advice.
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Re: Ad-Aware Web Companion
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2016, 07:23:18 PM »
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Would this be just a duplication of what Avast does?
Looking at the info on the website it seems so


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Re: Ad-Aware Web Companion
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2016, 07:29:41 PM »
It does the same as avast Webrep/AOS.
Only difference is the database that is used for blacklisted domains/IP's.

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Re: Ad-Aware Web Companion
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2016, 07:33:02 PM »
I think Ad-Aware use Bitdefenders block list

This is a guess, since they use Bitdefenders AV engine so i may be wrong


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Re: Ad-Aware Web Companion
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2016, 10:18:10 PM »
Thanks for the information.

Does avast Webrep/AOS work with SeaMonkey?  I don't see it in the extensions for SeaMonkey.
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Re: Ad-Aware Web Companion
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2016, 10:43:47 PM »
If not add a DNS filter to your router, then evrything behind the router is protected

Try Norton dns or opendns
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Re: Ad-Aware Web Companion
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2016, 11:04:28 PM »
Thanks--I'll do that.
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