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Offline Lars-Erik

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Virus on web-page (html-file)
« on: November 02, 2004, 09:47:29 PM »
I have always heard that scanning .html files with anti-virus is a waste as viruses are in .exe files or applets, but I'm a bit paranoid so I added .html as well.  And yesterday I got a virus warning while surfing on a .html file.  Don't remember the name it's not in my virus chest for some reason.  Has anyone else noticed this?
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Re:Virus on web-page (html-file)
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2004, 10:07:08 PM »
I have always heard that scanning .html files with anti-virus is a waste as viruses are in .exe files or applets, but I'm a bit paranoid so I added .html as well.

You mean you add the html extension to the on-access extension list to be scanned...
The High sensitivity will do the same. Does the script blocker will make any difference here?

And yesterday I got a virus warning while surfing on a .html file.  Don't remember the name it's not in my virus chest for some reason.  Has anyone else noticed this?

Where were you yesterday?  ;D
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Re:Virus on web-page (html-file)
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2004, 10:15:10 PM »
Looking for a patch on some not-to-good hacker pages :-)

I know they have much ads, porn, links etc, but I never experienced a virus inside the .html (but no danger, I filter ads, I filter sex/porn keywords, pop-ups, and viruses :-)

Didn't find a patch tough (it was not a crack, but the search matched some keywords on a not-to-good page, search-bait I guess or something).  

Well, it's good to know that avast! and WebWasher is there to protecty me against stuff like that :-)
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Re:Virus on web-page (html-file)
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2004, 10:19:30 PM »
Outpost firewall could help with ads, porn, links, sex/porn keywords, pop-ups, and, because ot this, viruses too  ;)
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Re:Virus on web-page (html-file)
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2004, 10:24:10 PM »
I stick with WebWasher. Love it. To bad the free versions hasn't been updated for a while (has one bug, on pages with many images some images are not always loaded). But the filtering functions are GOOD and easy to fine-tune.
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