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Offline polonus

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Re: Google must have gone "nuts"...
« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2010, 12:08:45 AM »
Hi Logos,

But if you do that you will lack the protection of the avast shield, won't you?

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Re: Google must have gone "nuts"...
« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2010, 12:09:21 AM »
you're better off just switching google.com to ssl

Thank you, Logos.  ssl does the trick.

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Re: Google must have gone "nuts"...
« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2010, 12:10:26 AM »
read this: (from "GoodTeapot" ;D )

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I've got Firefox, Win 7 64bit, Intel quad and 6Gb of ram core and the Google doodle bucky ball kills my browser. I've had to change my home page to Bing, I'm still in shock now, talk about a company shooting itself in the foot. And I've been using Firefox and Google for years but never had an issue like this! I can't even quite the browser as it takes all the clock cycles, the only way out is with task manager... You used to be able to compare Google to a fighter plane, now they seem more like airship....

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Web+Search/thread?tid=72f718332b9bd96a&hl=en
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Re: Google must have gone "nuts"...
« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2010, 12:10:55 AM »
you're better off just switching google.com to ssl

Thank you, Logos.  ssl does the trick.

np ;)
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Re: Google must have gone "nuts"...
« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2010, 12:12:44 AM »
Hi Logos,

But if you do that you will lack the protection of the avast shield, won't you?

pol

hello,

doesn't matter, you won't get infections in the search results...main thing is that once you click on a link in the results, the web shield will be operational again.
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Re: Google must have gone "nuts"...
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2010, 12:23:47 AM »
okay it's over they removed it.

edit: lol it's getting funny, apparently it's been removed only in the EU, and the US will have to wait until it's Sunday 12.30 am to see it disappear ;D ...nice when you live in California...9 hours to go lol ;D
« Last Edit: September 05, 2010, 01:20:37 AM by Logos »
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Re: Google must have gone "nuts"...
« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2010, 01:52:44 AM »

Quote from: polonus on Today at 05:08:45 PM
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Hi Logos,
But if you do that you will lack the protection of the avast shield, won't you?
pol
Quote from Logos on Today at 05:10:55 PM
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hello,
doesn't matter, you won't get infections in the search results...main thing is that once you click on a link in the results, the web shield will be operational again.

Just my 2 cents worth regarding https in search engines on search pages & Avast:
I mainly use "startpage.com" (alias Ixquick.com) as my home page.  You can use http or httpS, and they don't keep your searches in a database "forever"!  I think they keep your searches for 1 or 2 days, and only out of necessity.  I have been using "startpage" with https about 90% of the time for the past 2-1/2 years, only switching over to Google occasionally to satisfy my desire for deeper search results.
Since I always use "startpage" in the https mode, I can also attest to the fact that when I search and then click on a link, Avast always takes over from that point, and has saved my skin several times...just like it did in my recent post about a malware URL on a search page! :)
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Re: Google must have gone "nuts"...
« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2010, 12:06:26 PM »
I saw that orange ball but I didn't notice any CPU spike. I usually don't leave any site idle.