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I have Norton internet security, and with Norton internet security when surfing the web there is a Norton icon next to websites that are safe. One website I viewed had a Norton security icon next to it saying it was safe is there still a chance I can get a virus?

Blitz6804: "Edited to comply with OCN's standards."
post #2 of 14
yes you can still get a virus, no antivirus suite is perfect.
     
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Originally Posted by frio11 View Post

I have Norton internet security, and with Norton internet security when surfing the web there is a Norton icon next to websites that are safe. One website I viewed had a Norton security icon next to it saying it was safe is there still a chance I can get a virus?

Blitz6804: "Edited to comply with OCN's standards."

Not speaking from personal experience biggrin.gif BUT you can reduce the risk of getting infected on those sites by using firefox or chrome, and using the adblock add-on thumb.gif

As for what you currently have, Norton is not the best, but it will certainly help.
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this make my day biggrin.gif

firefox plus adblockplus
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this make my day biggrin.gif

firefox plus adblockplus

Adblockplus on firefox worked really great. Googles adblocker however, on chrome, did work for a while, then ads started popping up. Wonder what happened.
post #6 of 14
Yeah, not the main pages but the links on popups would pose a treat. You know this is like those serial websites, even thou you had the courage to crack an app, you would fear the keygen more than the moral not to use pirated software biggrin.gif Funny enough almost all crack/keygen/serial sites were free of trojans since they need the real deal to actually show you their ads biggrin.gif You never know what Advertisements can achieve biggrin.gif
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Adblockplus on firefox worked really great. Googles adblocker however, on chrome, did work for a while, then ads started popping up. Wonder what happened.
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Originally Posted by Hckngrtfakt View Post

Not speaking from personal experience biggrin.gif BUT you can reduce the risk of getting infected on those sites by using firefox or chrome, and using the adblock add-on thumb.gif

As for what you currently have, Norton is not the best, but it will certainly help.
I used internet explorer i was not even able to lunch battlefield 4 with it i had to install google chrome if i would have known that it matters what browser you use to surf the web i would have used google chrome but i did not what are the chances i got infected with some thing ? as i said before there was a Norton ok icon near the web site
post #8 of 14
You'll be safe if you don't click the ads and use FF with adblock plus and nocript, but I'd do what normal people do, watch on your phone, lol.
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by Jack Mac View Post

You'll be safe if you don't click the ads and use FF with adblock plus and nocript, but I'd do what normal people do, watch on your phone, lol.
butt what are the chances I got infected ? I was using the old version of internet explorer but there was a Norton ok icon next to the website
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This thread made my day. But to be a contributing member to this thread, as others have said no anti-virus is perfect. The best anti-virus is good browsing habits and cleaning habits. That could really go a couple different ways...
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