Flagging malware: IE9 does it better

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  1. vasa1

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    Actually the article title is "IE9 versus Chrome: which one blocks malware better?" and this whole thread should be seen and discussed in that manner
     
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    SmartScreen is great and I'm really glad they (might) be using it in Windows 8. Though, I wish they provided public API and encouragement for other companies to use it in e.g. their browsers.
     
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    This article just prompted me to install IE 9 here at work to test it.

    Question: What is the best adblocker? I tried Fanboy's but am still getting ads in gmail. Am I missing something or is there no way to get rid of them?

    Thanks guys.
     
  5. vasa1

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    I feel it shouldn't really be a bother to savvy surfers who are confident enough about their systems and resistant to scare tactics.
     
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    I think we need to spend time with a browser and its add-ons to get the best results.
     
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    I am still using IE7Pro. It has not been udpated in forever but it still seems to work. It comes with a default block list and you can white list and black list any site you want. I disable everything but the ad blocker and the spell checker. Don't bother with their forums, they have been overrun by spammers.
     
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    IE7?? It would be best if you update it to IE9. Its hell rock fast when compared to any previous IE versions. Remember IE is not only used just for browsing, but it is used by many other windows applications (like WMP).
     
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    Read the post again, lol. IE7Pro, it's an ad-blocking thing.
     
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    True but I'm just looking to find the best adblocker. Fanboy's is nice but gmail ads still show.
     
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    According to Google:

    If you don't want to see ads in Gmail you have the option of using the HTML interface, or POP or IMAP.


    I personally never thought that the ads in Gmail were a particular problem though.
     
  12. J_L

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    It should do better, being so deeply integrated into the OS.
     
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    Internet Explorer hasn't been "deeply integrated with the OS" in quite a while, hence why you can remove it...
     
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    Not a bad thing IMHO! ;)
     
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    You can't completely "remove" it in Windows 7 if that's what you're talking about. Plenty of leftover remnants after you've turned it off.
     
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    oops sorry. i completely misunderstood.

    Thanks,
    Harsha.
     
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    +1. :thumb:
     
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