Tool Bar for Firefox & Internet Explorer

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  1. chaos16

    chaos16 Registered Member

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    I am now using Firefox 2.0.0.1 and Internet Explorer 7.0 (with latest update)

    I was wondering is it good to have a tool bar for the 2 browsers? as i have none at the moment?

    Now for internet explorer there is a live messengere tool bar but i am thinkning it wont give etc protection in pop ups coz its the same company? right? so the pop up blocker from internet explorer would be the same pop up from Internet Explorer?

    So wat would be a good tool bar for internet explorer 7.0? that gives good protection.


    And also for firefox 2.0.0.1?
     
  2. WSFuser

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  3. chaos16

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    This is only antipishing right?

    wat about Yahoo toolbar is it good for firefox? or is there even a better one?
     
  4. WSFuser

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    if u want more than anti-phishing, then u can try SiteAdvisor.
     
  5. lodore

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    you could wait for linkscanner to have firefox and opera support and get that.
    for antiphising i surgest opendns!
    I cant belive i forgot to put opendns as a link in my sig its one of the best things i use for my pc.
    its definatly better than my isp's dns and the antiphising and the correcting the spelling of webpages is useful so you dont end up at a dodgy page that is one letter different from the original page.
    link going in my sig right now.
    lodore
     
  6. chaos16

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    So a really good tool bar for Firefox for pops, antiphishing, malaware protection is Mcafee Siteadvisor?

    And linkscanner is that very good?
     
  7. WSFuser

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    SiteAdvisor does not take care of pop-ups and before u ask neither does LinkScanner.

    LinkScanner is good but it doesnt yet support Firefox :(
     
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    Then which is a good toolbar that blocks popups and as well blocks spyware etc...
     
  9. lodore

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    your setup looks very good looking at your sig i dont think you need a toolbar that blocks stuff.
    you just need to eiether tighten up internet explorer setttings or use firefox or opera.
    you can do a scan with superantispyware free say once a week to make sure your pc is clean.
    a top tier av such as Nod32,kav,antivir or bitdefender, a decent firewalll,alternate browser and most importantly common sence lol.
    lodore
     
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  10. ThunderZ

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    IE7 has a built in pop up blocker. Do not know how well it works as I do not use IE7. Sometimes pop-ups can be a sign of a malware infection. I would suggest a complete scan of you PC with what ever scanners you use as well as 1 or 2 online scans to rule that possibility out.
     
  11. acr1965

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    I agree 100% with lodore. Just tighten up your security settings in your browser and you should be fine. I use IE7 as well as its pop-up blocker. Seems to do the job, even set at medium level. I also use MVPS hosts which takes care of about 90% of banner ads. For anti-fishing I use Comodo's V-engine which does not collect personal info or browser usage info unlike IE 7's phishing filter. I am sure someone will post a link to some site for a tutorial on how to tighten up your security setting in IE7 if such info is needed.

    I'd stay clear of toolbars. They seem to usually pimp their security ability when usually they are just disquised spyware/trackware.
     
  12. ThunderZ

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    Well said and agreed with totally.
     
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