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Re: Best/Safest Browser to Use?
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2011, 09:25:04 PM »
I installed the latest Firefox two days ago after 10 minutes surfing with it Avast gave a warning on a java script virus in the FF folder.  Luckily I do not have Java on my system, nor FF now - I think I will stick with IE9  ;D

Use NoScript...!! ;)
Btw, Java and JavaScript are two different things...
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Re: Best/Safest Browser to Use?
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2011, 09:34:58 PM »
I can't be faffed to add things to my browser - I like it to work straight out of the box  ;D

It was found during a screensaver scan - so I just killed it

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Re: Best/Safest Browser to Use?
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2011, 09:39:26 PM »
I can't be faffed to add things to my browser - I like it to work straight out of the box  ;D

It was found during a screensaver scan - so I just killed it

NP, essex... Suit yourself..! ;)
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Re: Best/Safest Browser to Use?
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2011, 10:31:56 PM »
For me that is currently Firefox

+1 for FF  :) Tried many, fall in love with this one :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBhfU0Cr6X0

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Re: Best/Safest Browser to Use?
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2011, 10:45:49 PM »
I can't be faffed to add things to my browser - I like it to work straight out of the box  ;D

It was found during a screensaver scan - so I just killed it

NP, essex... Suit yourself..! ;)
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I bet essexboy knows the difference between Java and JavaScript  :)

Its too bad you can't try IE9 as it is only available on Vista or Windows 7.  ;)

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Re: Best/Safest Browser to Use?
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2011, 11:05:57 PM »
Chrome in the first place Opera is the second.
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Re: Best/Safest Browser to Use?
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2011, 01:16:46 AM »
Firefox, Opera, Chrome, or any browser not integrated with the operating system.

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Re: Best/Safest Browser to Use?
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2011, 01:18:46 AM »
Amen to browser isolation from the OS, as if exploit the browser and you are likely to exploit the OS because of its integration.
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Re: Best/Safest Browser to Use?
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2011, 02:31:16 AM »
Chrome in the first place Opera is the second.

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Re: Best/Safest Browser to Use?
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2011, 04:10:35 AM »
Safari, the original WebKit browser  :) (I do use Firefox on my Fedora Linux box though)
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Re: Best/Safest Browser to Use?
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2011, 05:16:28 AM »
I buy into a couple of comments made by YoKenny: that no browser is safe and it how to use a browser safely if I paraphrased that correctly.
I have been using IE for a long long long time and IE8 now on both Computers and to date have never been exploited. Mainly due to responsible browsing and a solid layered security configuration
Touch wood. ;)

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Re: Best/Safest Browser to Use?
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2011, 11:59:04 AM »
I agree that your choice of browser is subjective and that no browser is 100% safe.  I'm also a firm believer in a layered approach to security configuration as you can see from my Signature.

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Re: Best/Safest Browser to Use?
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2011, 03:28:30 PM »
I have been using IE for a long long long time and IE8 now on both Computers and to date have never been exploited. Mainly due to responsible browsing and a solid layered security configuration
Touch wood. ;)
As long as you don't have a wooden head.  ;D

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Re: Best/Safest Browser to Use?
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2011, 03:49:19 PM »
I have been using IE for a long long long time and IE8 now on both Computers and to date have never been exploited. Mainly due to responsible browsing and a solid layered security configuration
Touch wood. ;)
As long as you don't have a wooden head.  ;D

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Sometimes I wonder  ;)