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post #11 of 20
Its a report by Symantec and re-reported by the Inquirer. So I guess that means Ill have to take this with a double grain of salt.

Plus Symantec makes Norton Antivirus, which just plain sucks. Their AV software probably has more security holes than all the web browsers combined.
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post #12 of 20
I'll stick with Opera. =3
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post #13 of 20
im still using my firefox 1.07... Hmmm
    
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Here is something I dont get. In this screeny attachment, fallow the red arrow and you will see what I mean. I dont have any virus or any type of adware. I dont think that it was intentional by Mozilla, but someone is messing with me through Firefox. Through AVG and Defender, I cannot find anything wrong so I just leave it because it makes me laugh everytime I see it.
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post #15 of 20
I don't mean to sound like a biased fanboy...but weren't there just a bunch of articles about how some IE3/4 exploits still exist, and how most secunia fully patched exploits still work with elaborate work-arounds?

Seems to me that that 38 should be 38, plus or minus 150.

I personally use Portable Firefox. I don't know why, but nothing has ever gotten into my system with it. It's like disk access is restricted, since anything that tries to access files, including all extensions like Windiz update, fails.

I know how the Jester feels; with PFF I've been running without any security software for a year now, although I do occasionally fire up a second OS and check everything from there. No spyware...not one piece ever found...no viruses from Thunderbird email...no exploited exploits in Firefox...it's quite nice for low resource usage and games.
     
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post #16 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by xavier111
Here is something I dont get. In this screeny attachment, fallow the red arrow and you will see what I mean.

That's pretty funny LMAO.....maybe you shoul try un-installing and re-installing the newest version, or maybe "Firecrotch" is the nickname for a theme you're using?


I still have trouble getting the IE tab in Firefox to work 100%, there are some sites that I have gone to that simply do not display in Firefox and I have to use IE.....but I do so quickly......and IE's pop-up blocker is terrible.

I love Firefox, some cool custom themes available, easy to use, secure as far as I can see.....but then, I have REAL anti-virus and network protection, not any of the garbage from Symnatac.
post #17 of 20
I use BlueShift as my theme, so I dont think that is it. I dont know, its still funny though.
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post #18 of 20
I have never gotten a single piece of spyware or a virus using Firefox. When I used IE, I got too many to count. And guess what piece of AV software failed to detect any of those viruses?

I think Symantec needs to slam themselves.
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post #19 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fusion Racing
still it IS by symantec, so im gonna take it with a pinch of salt so to speak....
Sponsored by Microsoft
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post #20 of 20
Cut the crap guys. Next one who posts about the believability of news sites in general will be warned...I don't want to have to ask twice.
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