Does the Adblock Firefox extension fight malware?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Scoobs, May 7, 2008.

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  1. Scoobs

    Scoobs Registered Member

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    I use Adblock Plus and I subscribe to the Easylist filters service, but I was under the impression this just stopped me being bombarded with ads. Does it offer any anti-malware functionality?
     
  2. Franklin

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    Don't know about using it as a security tool but it may be possible.

    I know that you can right click any image and "Adblock image" which comes in handy on forums where some people have those annoying images that show your ip and provider.
    Article Discussing Adblockplus as a Security Tool
     
  3. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    What doesn't popup anymore, can't be clicked anymore either. :)
     
  4. Scoobs

    Scoobs Registered Member

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    Thanks guys. Interesting reading Franklin.
     
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    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    Compromised or rogue ad networks may deliver malware. Fake scanners are usually spreaded using ads.
     
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