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Jlo

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Script Blocker
« on: August 01, 2004, 10:54:49 AM »
Hi,

Have been using Avast Home addition for around 6 monthsnow and before used F-Secure. I have been very impressed with the program, updating and support from this forum.

I have a question? Norton, Mcaffee and Avast Pro have script blockers yet home edition, F-secure and some other AV programs do not?

Would the on access scanner not detect a script or what indeed does the script blocker do? Why does a top program like F-secure not have it if its imortant. (Top as good as Avast of course  : ;D

Just wondered?

Many Thanks

Jlo

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Re:Script Blocker
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2004, 01:19:59 PM »
Hi Jlo,
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I have a question? Norton, Mcaffee and Avast Pro have script blockers yet home edition, F-secure and some other AV programs do not?
I think the easyest answer to that one is "You get what you pay for"
As noted in your quote, the programs that offer it, are programs you pay for. Hope that answers your question. :)
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Re:Script Blocker
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2004, 03:41:44 PM »
I take your point. You said you get what you pay for but F-secure does NOT come with a script blocker and is one of the best AV out there!!

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Re:Script Blocker
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2004, 03:58:45 PM »
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No agruments but I still prefer my Avast! :)
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Re:Script Blocker
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2004, 04:09:56 PM »
no F-Secure doesnot come with a script blocker.  However I did request that one be added and  They said version 6 will likely have one.
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Jlo

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Re:Script Blocker
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2004, 04:44:44 PM »
Hi Bob 3160,

No I agree with you that Avast is excellent. I used to use F-secure as I like the fact it used 3 engines to scan (KAV, F Prot and Orion which is there own engine) and if you put it on some 'zoo' virus samples I am sure F-secure would out perform Avast but after all its the in the wild virus's we need protection from! Avast seem to update the VPS files very quickly and regulaly when new virus's occur.

I have since moved to Avast and in fairness it has detected all virus's sent to me in the wild no probs, Has a great E mail scanner and very good auto update feature so I am well happy.

Cheers

Jlo

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Re:Script Blocker
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2004, 04:46:33 PM »
Could someone still explain how the script blocker works differently (better) than the on access resident gaurd?

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Jlo

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Re:Script Blocker
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2004, 07:43:52 PM »
There are some good stand-alone script blockers,
Script Sentry and Script Defender are what I use.
Just my 2 cents
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Jlo

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Re:Script Blocker
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2004, 08:02:23 PM »
Cheers for the reply Madmax,

Will go and have a lood at them.

Thanks

Jlo

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Re:Script Blocker
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2004, 10:15:07 AM »
Script Blocker scans scripts loaded by the browser; Standard Shield scans files read from/written to the disk.
A faulty web browser may execute a malicious piece of code opened directly from a web-page; the code may not be written to disk at all (or just for caching purposes; the original code may be already active, however, so blocking the cache access may not be very useful).

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Re:Script Blocker
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2004, 07:10:15 PM »
Many Thanks for the explaination. I am now running Script sentry alongside Avast Home edition just to be extra safe.

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Jlo