Freeware: Firebird Spyware

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by firebirdnewbie, Nov 24, 2003.

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  1. Besides Adaware and Spybot,what other freeware spyware programs would be helpful to use with Firebird 0.7?

    Are SpywareBlaster/Guard needed with Firebird?

    Is there a referrer blocker that works with Firebird?

    Thanks....................................................................
     
  2. Amerk_5

    Amerk_5 Registered Member

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    They can both help protect you if you download & install lots of suspicious files. Although the Download protection in SG doesn't work with anything but IE, the real-time scanner stops & catches anything, no matter what browser you use.

    You can already do this without installing any other programs. That's the great thing about Mozilla & Firebird, you can customize them almost anyway you want.

    Open up FB, go to the address, type about:config & hit enter. Type or copy the following into the filer box. network.http.send You should now see network.http.sendRefererHeader with a value of 2. Doubleclick on it, change it's value to 0 & hit OK. The change should be instant but you may want to restart FB to be sure that no more referers are sent.
     
  3. Daniel SR

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    Amerk_5, i was losing my hair trying to find out how to block referrer in mozilla firebirb....thanks man.
     
  4. mo

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    Hi

    I use Firebird myself. What exactly is referrer blocking, what does it do? What are referrers. Also are there any other good tweaks that would be useful to do to Firebird?

    Thanks.
     
  5. libbo1

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    Visit this page for tips, tweaks and tricks:

    http://texturizer.net/firebird/tips.html

    As far as referrer tags, U may do yourself more of a disservice than anything. The security risk is minimal and i'm not sure what blocking them accomplishes. A google search will give u hours worth of reading on this subject.
     
  6. Amerk_5

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    There are tons of tweaks that can be found all around. Here are some links.

    http://texturizer.net/firebird/tips.html
    http://flii.us/myworks/phoenix/
    http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=11643&highlight=image
    http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=8179
    http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=37384
     
  7. libbo1

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    well if we are going for info overload, add this one:

    http://www.quadrone.org/phoenix/
     
  8. Khaine

    Khaine Registered Member

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    Thanks for all the tips and tweaks :)
     
  9. Dan Perez

    Dan Perez Retired Moderator

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    Very useful links Amerk_5 and Libbo1!

    Thanks! and please accept some cookies :D
     
  10. libbo1

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    Yummy!!! :-*
     
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