About IE-SPYAD and AGNIS updates [31 Aug 2009]

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  1. FanJ

    FanJ Updates Team

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    This is a follow-up of the update notice in the Update Forum:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=252324

    Quotes from Eric's site http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/resource.htm :

     
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  2. NormanF

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    There is no longer a need to block dangerous sites with the introduction of changes made to safeguard against browser exploits and drive by downloads. In addition, Browser Defender will easily alert a user as whether a site is safe to enter. So the IE Spyad-AGNIS blocklists have now been retired.
     
  3. FanJ

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    Note by me:

    I don't remember whether that info "the AGNIS Ad Block List for AtGuard/NIS/NPF will be discontinued" was already earlier showing at Eric's site.
    But since I see it now in combination with the info on his site that it was updated on 31 Aug 2009, I thought that I should mention it here.
     
  4. FanJ

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    Hello NormanF,

    Everyone can use what he/she wants to use.
     
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    NormanF Registered Member

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    The main problem is that it is virtually impossible to provide throughly comprehensive security against all suspect sites which number in the millions. Keeping a database continuously updated would be a lot of work and Eric Howes is just one man. IE-Spyad/AGNIS still offers some benefit to those still running XP and that's a reason those users should upgrade to Windows 7 which is more secure.
     
  6. FanJ

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    Please allow me to point you to the topic of this thread:
    About IE-SPYAD and AGNIS updates [31 Aug 2009]
     
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