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#1 Argoneer

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 02:22 AM

I am told that you can get or refuse googles' safe browsing download by using the google toolbar in Mozilla Firefox. I am using Firefox 3.5.1 and do not have a google toolbar, but still, at the most inopportune time, I get a big download coming in from google. Yesterday it was while I had my bank account open.

And google is using safe browsing to spyon people by asking for the machine ID and user ID when checking to see if an update is needed. Wouldn’t the version number of the browser be enough to make that decision? Thanks.

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#2 Argoneer

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 01:54 PM

And the question is: How does one go about blocking big brother "safebrowsing" with out blocking all of google which includes youtube by default.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 03:04 PM

From: mozilla.support.firefox Disable Google safe browsing.

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#4 Argoneer

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 01:21 AM

Hey thanks Animal. I have those unticked', but I'm not sure if I got the download this time or not. I will wipe the HDD again and reload everything and watch google more carefully this time. What seems strange is the fact that the first safe-browsing packet to arrive comes from my ISP's URL, then followed by a deluge from google. Thanks again. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 02:32 PM

After wiping the hard drive. and reloading a pristine image, (never near the internet)...and then logging onto the web, within a matter of a minute or so I will see a lot of "safe browsing" packets arriving from google.

I wish to remain in control of this computer since I paid for it and I pay for the power to run it, google needs to learn some manners and ask before acting like they own the place. I want to be able to block google safe browsing out when I want to.

I'm not worried about phishing sites. Googles big brother paternalism is more of a threat than some hacker moron.

I have run Malware bytes and everything is clean. I have an extensive firewall setup. I cannot totally block google because they own youtube where I get my tunes for music practice.

Google is like Jim Jones kool-aid, the good and the bad is combined.

EDIT: Merged this post with original thread to keep all topics together. ~ Animal

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 03:15 PM

It doesn't work. I have the boxes unticked, but google keeps sending safe browsing packets. :thumbsup:




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