Avg and Opera team up

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  1. Ibrad

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  2. Matthijs5nl

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    Stay secure, use Opera
    Staying secure on the Web is easier than ever with the unsurpassed AVG-supported anti-fraud systems and phishing protection introduced in Opera 10.60. Live feeds supply fresh information on the latest web threats to the users and keep them in the know about potential malware, harm or scams. In certain regions, Yandex supplies user malware protection.


    http://www.opera.com/press/releases/2010/07/01/
     
  3. progress

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    :thumb:

    Are there ratings in search results as well? :doubt:
     
  4. sg09

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    That's great news..:D
     
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    How does it work, does Opera download a blacklist and save it locally or is the visited URL checked everytime against an online database before opening the site?
     
  6. J_L

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    Nice to see Opera implement something like this, every web browser should include it nowadays. Doesn't rate anything though, just blocks websites.
     
  7. funkydude

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    It mentions "Live feeds". So one would assume it downloads a database regularly.
     
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    Also, modifying the Dr. Web link scanner instructions for Opera 10.40 and up, adds much more safety. I see no need for AVG's bloatware which often drops the speed of Opera to crawl, and cannot still detect an infected link written by a clever hacker or malware domain server, because few such links are in AVG's database. A clean, safe site CAN have MANY hacked links, e. g. many online magazines. AVG -- too many errors with realtime questions. One is only as safe as the LAST pishing victim!

    Dave
     
  10. Doraemon

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    Is this thing relying on the LinkScanner core? Because if so the browsing experience can be o_O o_O o_O
     
  11. J_L

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    Did find Opera a bit slower than Firefox on some heavy websites.. Probably because of Flash, but this may be another factor.
     
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    Interesting - it kept blocking Google for me this morning and still shows it as red! Apparently it is a site known for fraud. :D
     

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    same thing happerning here.
    im glad they have an option to ignore the warning.
     
  14. andyman35

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    +1 :thumb:
    It's a shame that it isn't more widely known about.
     
  15. funkydude

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    Sigh, so as useless as AVG is as a program it's now being useless as a "LinkScanner" also? I thought this would improve malware protection, but browsing to a few malware sites and it didn't pick up anything, yet apparently google is bad? Maybe they need to move to Norton or something...

    I wish other browsers could use SmartScreen, by far the best out there :(
     
  16. acr1965

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    Is there more info on this? Is this just for the on demand link scans or something else?
     
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    It's really quite funny because I have the real AVG LinkScanner, and it does block quite a few malicious links. I didn't get any notification about Google being malicious either, so it's clearly some issue with the particular implementation of the technology in Opera.
     
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    or maybe they both use diff databases :/ maybeo_O
     
  19. cqpreson

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    All new versions of Opera have this feature?How can I feel it or find its steps?
     
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