NoScript Vs Avast SafeZone - are they comparable?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by GringoFrenzy, Dec 2, 2013.

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  1. GringoFrenzy

    GringoFrenzy Registered Member

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    Just wondering: has anyone ever tested how Avast Safezone stacks up against NoScript when it comes to blocking malicious scripts, particularly XSS? I've done some searching and all I've found are other people asking the same question.

    All I've been able to tell from the marketing fluff is that it prevents extensions / screen caps / key hooks / DNS spoofing. There's no mention of XSS.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dave0291

    Dave0291 Registered Member

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    To me, it looks as though Safezone is more about sandboxing than keeping wayward scripts in check. Something like a built in Sandboxie maybe.
     
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    NoScript helps prevent infection, SafeZone should be able to prevent a banking trojan that is already on your system from capturing data from the SafeZone browser.
     
  4. GringoFrenzy

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    Hmm, so it seems like the weakness in SafeZone is that you're not protected from XSS, unless the SafeZone browser (some version of Chromium?) is able to defend against them natively?
     
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