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Originally Posted by MetaBolicTroll View Post

sorry them wont ask again but what about this issue how do i solve this can someone assure me its safe to use waterfox 16.0.1 that this security issue is nothing to worry about please thank you frown.gif


There will always be security risks regardless which browser you use. MSIE is riddled with potential security holes yet millions still use it.

Just be sure to use a decent AV/Anti-MalWare program, make sure the definitions are current and don't forget to run scans. Many people assume that just because they have an AV in place that they don't have to scan their system.

FWIW, whenever my AV/Ant-MalWare blocks or catches something I immediately close my apps and run a scan; usually a quick scan will suffice and then I'll schedule a full scan later. tongue.gif

That said, I've been running WF 16.0.1 since it came out. thumb.gif I actually love this version. v13, v14 and v15 were all horrid on my computer and I actually went to Chrome until v16 came out. biggrin.gif
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Mozilla brings back the 64-bit builds of Firefox for Windows: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mozilla.dev.apps.firefox/DOihL2429NM/discussion

Source: HN
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Originally Posted by Ispep View Post

There will always be security risks regardless which browser you use. MSIE is riddled with potential security holes yet millions still use it.

Not true anymore, msie even has a very secure protected mode nowadays. It's true msie supposedly has as many 0 day holes as any other software, it's just that it's more widely used and thus more holes are discovered and exploited. If you want a secure browser and system, use lynx for qnx, nobody will write an exploit for it (unless you're the government in Iran). I really like Firefox, but spreading old fud about msie really doesn't help on the long run.
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Originally Posted by Ispep View Post

Just be sure to use a decent AV/Anti-MalWare program, make sure the definitions are current and don't forget to run scans.

Very bad advice, look at the av tests - scanners only catch a small to medium part of web malware (the more the older), flash/java exploits are seldom found and behavior analysis doesn't help much because malware engineers are perfectly able to work around that - or a too aggressive av system throws too many false positives so nobody cares.

The best malware protection is to use one's brain and "click to play" and noscript - thus enable javascript & plugins only on trusted sites. The best option is to use a restricted account & win vista+ security zones (like msie protected mode), but that needs some configuration work with Firefox.

Sorry I cannot comment specifically on Waterfox, all relevant posts get removed.
Edited by Marsu24 - 12/22/12 at 4:56am
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Hi, just curious - is Waterfox also optimized for AMD processors? Or just strictly Intel???
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I can't get Adobe Flash Player to show up in my Plugins section. Also I am getting an error message that says that my NetScape Portable Runtime software needs to be downloaded.

I have downloaded Flash Player from your website link and also from Adobe's link and neither one will show up in Waterfox as a Plugin. Also at ESPN3 when I try to watch a game it comes up with an error message that says I need to download Adobe Flash Player. I have tried twice to download Adobe Flash Player and both times I have gotten a message that Flash Player was working.

The netscape problem shows up at the bottom of my screen in the Taskbar as a PC Issue that I need to solve. It sends me to the Mozilla Website to download the latest version.
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yes im also having issues with flash player
it stoped working i tried older version even portable no luck

also getting random crashes with waterfox not responding frezzing and locking up my pc
even getting javascript error with javascript becomming unresponsive

i downloaded 15 and extracted it so i didnt have to uninstall 16
and kaspersky found 3 trojans all to do with search plugin and toolbar not sure if flase positive but formated pc

any way yet 16 still not working please help
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The Waterfox crashing issue has been solved on my end. Earier I thought it's Flash that's making it crash (it rhymes!) but the culprit was IDM. IDM issued an update today that fixed compatibility issues with Waterfox on Win8. The update fixed my problem.
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An update for all so everyone can stop asking for updates (lol). This comes from Waterfox's main site under the "development" tab.

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Just a news post to wish everyone happy holidays!

Unfortunately Waterfox 17 won't be released, but Waterfox 18 will.

There were many contributing factors to the delay of WF17, including changes to the Firefox code that rendered it unable to be compiled by ICC and VC9, but due to exams, assessments and work I didn't manage to find any time to fix it. Thanfully the holiday season is here allowing me time to work on WF18.



Have a wonderful time!

Thanks,

Alex
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Thanfully the holiday season is here allowing me time to work on WF18.

Interesting news, and besides the post provides that the information I was looking for concerning if regular updates are to be expected in the future (or not, "holiday season") for people who want their browser up to date - though putting studies before compiling is of course a sound decision.
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