SG & Firefox: should download & browser hijack protection be turned off?

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by Devinco, Jul 24, 2004.

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  1. Devinco

    Devinco Registered Member

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    Hi All,

    Spywareguard 2.2 Download and Browser Hijack Protection only works with IE. Since I am only using Firefox 0.9.2 (except for Windows Updates), should I disable (uncheck) the Download and Browser Hijack Protection?

    Also, is this because Firefox does not need Download and Browser Hijack Protection or is it something that will be added in the future?
     
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Unless I am mistaken the download protection workes on downloads from any browser, I am sure someone else will give you some more info on this.
     
  3. Ronin

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    AFAIK the download protection is IE specific only, implemented via a BHO.

    The real time scanning engine works for everything.
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    You could be absolutly right ;)
     
  5. Devinco

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    Thanks BigC and Ronin.

    The memory usage between enabling Download and Browser Hijack Protection and leaving it off seems negligible so it's not a performance issue. Since I'm only using Firefox, I'll leave them off so I don't have a false sense of security later on.

    Do you think that download and browser hijack protection is unnecessary in Firefox (due to it's more secure nature)?
    Or is it something javacool will maybe add to SG in the future?
    If these 2 features (Download Protection and Browser Hijack Protection) will be added in the future to SG, can you recommend something that currently offers these features?
    Sorry for all the questions, I've been studying how to improve my anti-spyware layer.
     
  6. bigc73542

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    Spybot search and destroy. download here
     
  7. Devinco

    Devinco Registered Member

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    Thank you BigC.

    I currently have Spybot S&D with TeaTimer, Ad Aware, SpywareBlaster 3.2, and SpywareGuard 2.2.
     
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    You have a good start on defence to keep the nasties out ;) how about process guard and regprot.
     
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