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#140845 Oct 13th, 2007 at 07:39 PM
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uhuhh nervous

Now Lets hear who out there carries an exta virus protection on the computer , besides the one that your server supplys......
Folks tell me that the one your Internet server provides, catch all the incoming virus.........
Now what about web browsing?

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dodge #140848 Oct 13th, 2007 at 07:46 PM
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barb, i run avast. it catches the things you find when you are web-browsing. not that i get much 'cause all i ever do is check my email and come here. but it checks anything i try to download. and it updates automatically, EVERY time i log on, and is FREE. i like it and haven't had one problem. BUT, don't try to run more than one antivirus (on your computer) at the time, because they can cancel each other out and give you big problems. but if you put one on your computer (like i have avast) and then use the one from your isp, you should be in good shape. i also use spybot to catch the programs that track your web-browsing, nobody's business but mine. but taht is one you have to actually "run" periodically. it is also free. and will update if you tell it too, at no cost.

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#140868 Oct 13th, 2007 at 08:14 PM
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I use Avasts AVG free version myself...it's good, really good. And it's free...can't be much better than that.

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I use Avast too Loz 4.7 version is that the same as you use??


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I have the Firefox installed and it stops pop up I know.
Guess I cant add that but I am writing all names down for use if needed.
Avast is there. Thanks jiffy an Loz


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dodge #140983 Oct 14th, 2007 at 07:44 AM
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dodge, you can run avast with firefox. that is what i have too. firefox is built into the browser and is great, but avast works with it.

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Thats all I have.......

My server carrys Postini.

So it is ok to use then?



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dodge #141018 Oct 14th, 2007 at 08:33 AM
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it should be. i'll ask my sil (he does computers for a living) and get back to you!

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Thanks ........I would appreciate that .



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dodge #141104 Oct 14th, 2007 at 12:29 PM
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I tend to check the reputation of the site before downloading anything from it. I check using http://www.siteadvisor.com/analysis/

E.g. A good site: http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/agardenersforum.com
A bad site : http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/gator.com

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Hadeda #141107 Oct 14th, 2007 at 12:38 PM
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hadeda,

thanks so much ..Never laid eyes on that before.

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dodge #141110 Oct 14th, 2007 at 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by dodge
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hadeda,

thanks so much ..Never laid eyes on that before.

barb


Ditto Hadeda!!!! That site is now in my favs and will be used frequently!! Thanks!!


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My pleasure grin

Theres also a free Firefox add-on with that site that checks sites automatically

http://www.siteadvisor.com/download/ff.html

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Hadeda #141137 Oct 14th, 2007 at 03:04 PM
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Dodge and Hadeda ~~~ I just finished down loading Foxfire and Foxfire site advisor Thanks for much for starting this topic Barb!!!


It's going to take some getting used to the tabs at the top ,, I keep closing out instead,, rolz lol lol I really like the foxfire,, I used that when I was in Cedar Hill with Cindy's Computer,, Yep I kept closing it out too! egad But I will happily get used to it!!!!! clap I just can't figure out how to Keep the tabs always there when I turn the computer off and on ,,, I want to Keep Our forum there and Photobucket at all times,, '


can someone help me with that~~~` before I shut it down tonight??? prayers grin


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angelblossom #141155 Oct 14th, 2007 at 03:58 PM
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YOur welcome......I already been using Mozilla FIrefox,, it is faster.. I didnt do the other part yet, as I am wondering if it will slow my other moves.Site advisor.
Pondering.

Were never too nosy to learn. Thanks Hadeda. Your nice to have around.


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with the site open (either here, photobucket or whatever) click on bookmarks, the click bookmark this site, then put it in the bookmarks tool bar. then after you open firefox if you right click on it, select open in new tab, and you'll have it open when you need it. you can also make one of them your homepage if you want. in that respect firefox works like ie.

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I 2nd the motion..........Jiffy is correct........

Jiff was the sun shining today????????It makes you feel good to be in the yard and forget all your cares......Now we can say in the Pond.
Jiffy has points to Ponder..

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it was shining. it was nice.

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Originally Posted by Jiffymouse
with the site open (either here, photobucket or whatever) click on bookmarks, the click bookmark this site, then put it in the bookmarks tool bar. then after you open firefox if you right click on it, select open in new tab, and you'll have it open when you need it. you can also make one of them your homepage if you want. in that respect firefox works like ie.



Thank youuuuuuuuuu!! kissie


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glad to help.

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Another firefox tip... grin

Hold ctrl and click on a link... It will leave the current page alone and open up a new tab containing the address grin

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Hadeda #141438 Oct 15th, 2007 at 10:11 AM
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thanks again.Keep the goodies coming....
I just learned to hold ctrl and P
to get the printer to go.......

Keep showing us how we love this.

Thanks
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dodge #141447 Oct 15th, 2007 at 11:23 AM
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Press F11 grin
and press it again to restore the screen grin

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If I want to try a new setting/addon I always have a experiential & independent version of Firefox ready to use grin

I use a portable version of it for me to experiment on so if I botch up and ruin everything I like, it's very easy for me to remove... (I also use another one to surf on)

http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable

And for those who are wondering what portable apps are...
http://portableapps.com/about/what_is_a_portable_app

P.s. check for other nice freebies from that site...

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P.p.s. You can have multiple copies of the same portable app installed, they all will have independent settings grin

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Thanks again Hadeda!!!!


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Pleasure grin

*I recommend the below with the Firefox portable edition first*
If you really want to get advanced and experiment a bit then type in "about:config" without the brackets in your location bar and mess around with the settings there... grin

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Hey I found out something new grin...

If you are scared a file you have just downloaded contains a virus or other malicious items. Upload it to these people and they will scan it and analyze it for free and warn you if the file is infected grin

http://www.virustotal.com/

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Hadeda #147895 Nov 2nd, 2007 at 06:26 AM
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thanks hadeda

I will try that .. Good advice..



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