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Do I still need to Disable "Auto Install feature"


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#1 damedic

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 04:04 PM

Hello

I was just browsing around this great metropolis of advice, guidelines, how to's & etc, when I came across the topic over at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/31797/foistware/

It was about how to protect yourself from Foistware & the likes.

I then followed the instructions to disable the "Automatic Install Feature" in FireFox, but I could not locate a similiar page that was explained. I did notice that this was originally posted in 2005 and then edited in 2006.

Could it be that FireFox has since updated and the feature no longer exists. Maybe because it is no longer necessary, or is it located elsewhere now.

I don't know if the IE set of instructions are valid, since I don't use that browser.

Thanks in advance for any info or reply.
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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:48 PM

The Firefox automatic install feature is still there. Further in the thread the instructions are updated by tg1911 here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...st&p=663722

I just checked and that is still valid for the current version of Firefox.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:39 AM

Thanks for the answer. :thumbsup:

I found the answer & navigated to the correct place & a check mark in the correct place!

No more false/fake antivirus programs are gonna end up on my 'puter. :flowers:

Thanks again.
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Posted 12 January 2010 - 08:31 AM

Here are a few useful links for you and others reading this thread.

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