do I have to use a script blocker?

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  1. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

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    do I have to use a script blocker even if I'd uninstalled "Windows Scripting Host" (win98se)? o_O :rolleyes:
     
  2. Jooske

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    Hi Minacross
    i have WSH nicely installed and if needed using it in my scripts, no need to cripple windows if you might need it, but if you really have no need for it you can keep it uninstalled.
    But i do have a script protection of course as all email is scanned and scripts are changed by name or quarantined so i can have a deeper look myself, all downloads are scanned, every file and websites (including scripts) are scanned by Wormguard which is especially for worms and scripts, while in my TDS is another exec protection blocking malware from executing, of course the system is patched so i don't see any need in my case to uninstall the WSH, -- you might like to try some script blocker which is recommended in the forum or at www.wilders.org so you know you are dealing with a trusted product.
    But it all depends on the use you might or might not have for the WSH on your system.
    Do you have any special scriptblocker in mind?
     
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    I also use ScriptDefender. It's never been a pain in the neck for me.
     
  5. Blackspear

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    Hey Jooske, can you point your magic wand a little further in the direction of some recommended script blockers. I've been using Script Sentry, however, it has problems with the latest MS Office XP, hurling up error messages, and nobody seems to know a workaround...

    Cheers :D
     

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    I'll take a look :D

    Your above thread needs fixing, the link should be www.wilders.org

    Cheers :D
     
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    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    Hi backspear..

    Yep *thoroughly* recommend WG... you can add/remove different scripts...

    see pic....

    Cheers, fellow Aussie.. TAS :D
     

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    Thanks for that TD :D

    Cheers :D
     
  10. ghost_13

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    hi, i just installed Script Sentry (because of this thread), but am now wondering if one of the other two programs mentioned here would be better? (do i have to choose just one or can i install more than one of these programs, btw?)
     
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    Hi ghost... Well, you *could* install more than one, but you would have to "try and see" how it works.... they could conflict, and cause trouble.

    If you needed to run, say a VBS script to imbed an extra something into Windows Explorer Right click context menu options for example, you would have to remember to deactivate BOTH of your script protection programs.

    I have just WG myself, and I *know* it blocks for sure, as an alert jumps up at me, so I simply 'remove it temporarily' then put it back in if needing to run a Script.

    Generally speaking a vast majority of people will never need to run one themselves.

    see test here, tried running a test VBS :D :D

    Cheers, TAS
     

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    well, i've changed my mind about using more than one.. don't suppose it's necessary or a good idea really.

    Anyway, Script Sentry had problems &i kept getting alerts from my anti-virus software. so i've uninstalled it today.. guess i need to try one of the others now. is worm guard freeware or just a trial version?


    ps: that's not exactly v.nice.. :( but i promise i won't bother you anymore on the subject - after this. :p
     
  13. Tassie_Devils

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    hi ghost13

    :D LOL..... nah, no probs... just fooling around mate, Aussie sense humour...

    That's just how you can change messages in WG's pop-up warnings.

    Feel free to ask anytime. ;)

    WG. You can get trial version, but if you don't register it, a message will pop up every time you start it from what I remember [long time ago].

    It stays on screen for like about 3-4 seconds then you get the progam. *I think*, don't take that for gospel.

    30 Day Trial.. fully functional... here:

    http://wormguard.diamondcs.com.au/index.php?page=download

    That takes you to the info/download page on WG. :)

    Very simple/easy to install. You need any help just ask. Jooske/others/myself only too happy to show you.

    Install. see pic.. check off the cyan highlighted parts in my pic.

    INstall protection [1]
    Test [2]
    Get this message if it's working [3]



    Cheers, TAS :cool:
     

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