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  1. #11


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    How does the new IE 10 do against Malware? I have used chrome and it has stopped me from continuing to the next page on last FM saying there was malware.

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  2. #12


    IMHO, Chrome is the most easily infected browser, specifically with browser hijacks, add-ons and malware. Whenever I have had a browser get hijacked, it's been Chrome. I'll be testing IE 10 this weekend...
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  3. #13



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    NJ
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    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    I am testing Panda Cloud Free Antivirus Program on 8
    So far it runs real nice- very light too
    the only thing is I do not recommend the toolbar- but I would install it anyway then go into Program and features and uninstall just the toolbar but leave checked the Panda Security URL Filtering. In future updates they will include it in the software and you do not have to go through this to get it
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMGrier View Post
    How does the new IE 10 do against Malware? I have used chrome and it has stopped me from continuing to the next page on last FM saying there was malware.
    from what i have seen, i do not see much of a difference in security from ie to 10
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  5. #15



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    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    IMHO, Chrome is the most easily infected browser, specifically with browser hijacks, add-ons and malware. Whenever I have had a browser get hijacked, it's been Chrome. I'll be testing IE 10 this weekend...
    you got that right! I have had more clients infected when they use Chrome, less with Firefox and Ie 9
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  6. #16


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    IMHO, Chrome is the most easily infected browser, specifically with browser hijacks, add-ons and malware. Whenever I have had a browser get hijacked, it's been Chrome. I'll be testing IE 10 this weekend...
    you got that right! I have had more clients infected when they use Chrome, less with Firefox and Ie 9
    Hi guys
    What on EARTH are you doing (or the clients) to get infected.

    I've been using Windows since Windows/286 (anybody remember that far back) and in my whole time I have NEVER had a computer virus -- and in my "shadier past" I have been known to have used some torrent sites.

    Perhaps someone should post a website that we can use to TEST some of these so called infections.

    With the advent of a decent built in protection in Windows 8 (FOR HOME COMPUTERS -- Corporates are another issue entirely) a load of 3rd party AV software isn't necessary anymore -- the security is now a part of the KERNEL so even if you have a "Leaky browser" the OS should capture the infection.

    I sometimes suspect that a load of AV posts are either initiated by AV developers themselves to boost their market or just a load of old Scare mongering.

    99.99% of Computer infection (again for HOME users) is usually not computer related at all -- but simply a USER problem on giving too much data away.

    You can see examples every day in normal life where this happens.

    For example I have an account with a well knwon UK Bank which we popularly call "Sharkleys". Well as I travel a lot a payment took longer to arrive than it should have done so when some direct debits were due I got the inevitable annoying phone calls usually at around 19.00 local time -- "Can I speak to Mr .......". Soi I said who's calling. They say "Sharkleys Bank".

    Well I answer " This could be a load of Bovine Scatology -- anybody can say --I'm Sharkleys Bank -- so please give me YOUR name. DIRECT number and name DIRECT NUMBER of your BOSS so I can check ---and I want the DIRECT numbers -- not Call center or other generic numbers".

    Voice at other end says -- Can't do that --against Data protection acts -- so I say --so you expect ME to supply confidential / personal data over the phone without you proving to me that you are either who you say you are or have reasonable grounds for getting this data.

    Phone at other end disconnects.

    Now I'll bet 99% of people would have answered the Banks security questions etc etc without batting an eyelid as to who was really on the other end.

    This is how stuff gets hacked into etc etc these days --it's not usually done by infecting target computers - there's no money in that --the name of the game is Identity theft, fraud, etc etc and it's people THEMSELVES who are to blame mostly.

    I'll bet I could probably log on to Facebook and access loads of data which people have put out about themselves --whereas if this data was hacked into from other sources would merit some serious jail time.

    If only people were taught how to use the Internet responsibly rather than wasting all this time with essentially useless AV packages I'm sure we would all be better off.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. #17


    Installing the new CPU-Z installed at least 3 pieces of malware and browser hijacks. Pretty much EVERY download from CNet is loaded with malware and "helper" programs that nobody needs.
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  8. #18


    @ Jimbo

    Your post is dead on and not to be taken lightly. Very well stated in all points.

    Geez, what ever happened to common sense?!
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  9. #19


    Another one...

    February 28, Softpedia – (International) Fake Adobe Flash Player Web sites distribute Ransomlock Ransomware. Experts discovered two vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player that prompts users to pay a fine in order to have their computer screens unlocked. Users are guided through a malicious domain to download one of two corrupted files that when installed, infect the computer with malicious elements. Source: Fake Adobe Flash Player Websites Distribute Ransomlock Ransomware - Softpedia
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  10. #20



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    NJ
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    Jumbo the biggest problem is most are not taught. They go to best buys or other computer stores. These stores are there to make money and no one there tells them how to keep their computer safe. Most learn it he hard way once they are infected or find they cannot turn on their computer. The only ones that know are you, me and the rest of us folks on this forum and other ones.
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