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    Senior Member papotex's Avatar
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    recently, i switched from internet explorer to mozilla firefox browser.
    and the thing is now with firefox it seems i never get spyware, where in internet explorer i would pick up spyware left and right.

    i have been paying 30 dollars a year for 3 years for PCTOOLS spyware doctor. and i thought it was worth the money because i would run full scans at least ones a week and surely spyware doctor would pick up spyware from not dangerous(cookies) to very dangerous trojans.

    Now, for 3 months Ive been using firefox and spyware doctor has not detected a single instance of spyware in the 3 months.

    so if spyware mostly targets MS IE im thinking of cancelling my spyware doctor subscribtion.

    does anyone has any coment on this?
     

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    Welcome to the flock. Firefox is the awesome.
     

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    Senior Member MaxMhz's Avatar
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    +1 for FF

    Just a little tip: get the Adblock Plus extension - that will give you even more control over displayed ads/popups etc. Easy to use and works great. under Tools - Addons in firefox

    Also switch off DirectX extensions and JavaScript, and you should have stopped 90% of online malware.
    Carefull with the DX/JS though - some sites might not work anymore.
     

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    Senior Member Manos1's Avatar
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    Thanks for sharing this information.

    any comments on Opera anybody ?

    ~S~
     

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    any comments on Opera anybody ?


    Opera rocks!

    Like it much better than FireFox!

    It blocks even more.

    Sure, if I want to read my Hotmail, I need to use FireFox, cause Opera won't let me, it won't accept MS-cookies I guess...

    Oh, and it's also personal preference, can't really tell why I like it better... dunno... it just is better...
     

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    Senior Member Manos1's Avatar
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    Thanks!

    I also heard Opera has very good download capabilities (from torrents etc).

    I need to try an alternative one day (when I have time).

    ~S~
     

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