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Offline lee20

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script blocker
« on: July 07, 2004, 11:38:54 PM »
I have very recently (today in fact) installed Mozilla firefox on my pc, and i am running the free trile of avast pro, when i open IE the script blocker box pops up to check the scripts on my pc i suppose, but when i open mozilla firefox it doesn't, is this suppost to happen or do i need to re-install avast!?

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Re:script blocker
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2004, 12:23:07 AM »
No, you've done nothing wrong. It's been reported before that the Script Blocker doesn't work with Firefox. It works with plain-old Mozilla, but not Firefox ... at the moment.

I (along with loads of others) are hoping that Alwil will be looking into this pretty soon. It may not be such a deal, 'cos others have reported that just changing the name of the Firefox executable from "firefox.exe" to "mozilla.exe" makes the script blocking work. Though how to tell if it's really, really working, I don't know.

I guess we'll have to wait on Alwil (with the occasional prod).

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Re:script blocker
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2004, 01:02:41 AM »
Thats what is bad about switching to Firefox. I have tried the browser and really like it. The problem is the support from my other software. Spyware Blaster just came out with the 3.2 version, which is supposed to fully support Firefox now. But what about this script blocker issue in Avast? Also I would like to be able to use window washer to remove my browser history with firefox., but not sure if that is possible.  Besides a few compatibility issues, I really like Firefox!

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Re:script blocker
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2004, 12:58:38 PM »
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window washer to remove my browser history with firefox., but not sure if that is possible

 on that subject can't you email webroot and ask then to upgrade there software, they have very good support for there products i find.

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« Last Edit: July 08, 2004, 12:59:01 PM by lee16 »

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Re:script blocker
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2004, 02:22:51 PM »
Ok, just relised something, what exsacly does the script blocker do, im not really sure what scripts are when talking about browsers.

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Re:script blocker
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2004, 03:07:38 PM »
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Scripts can be used like programs. Therefore, they can containd all kinds of nasties. That's just putting it very simply. If you want to learn more, here's one place to start. There are thousands more.
http://www.java-scripts.net/
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Re:script blocker
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2004, 03:11:15 PM »
thanks bob,

seems i learn a few things a everyday from this forum.

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Re:script blocker
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2004, 03:27:00 PM »
Remember lee, at your age, you have only started to scratch the surface. At my age, I clammer for more knowledge to pass onto others.
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Re:script blocker
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2004, 09:16:09 AM »
As Bob and others have mentioned script blocker can be very usefull to have. There are malicious scripts that can adversely affect your computer when browsing the Internet.  ;)
« Last Edit: July 13, 2004, 09:17:18 AM by neal62 »