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#1 GRY2

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:53 AM

I recently downloaded IE7 on my DELL XP sp3.
One item now on the computer is phishing, which
evidently checks for bogus websites.

Is this phishing "program" something I need or can
I delete/diasble it somehow?
On the taskbar, a right click on the phishing icon
says I can change it's settings, but I don't know
how to do so.

I just don't want this running on my computer.
Thanks in advance for your help.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 06:05 AM

The more levels of security you have, the better, IMO.

"Online phishing (pronounced like the word fishing) is a way to trick computer users into revealing personal or financial information through a fraudulent e-mail message or website. A common online phishing scam starts with an e-mail message that looks like an official notice from a trusted source, such as a bank, credit card company, or reputable online merchant. In the e-mail message, recipients are directed to a fraudulent website where they are asked to provide personal information, such as an account number or password. This information is then usually used for identity theft. "

But if you're determined:

How to Turn on/off/Disable Phishing filter in Internet Explorer 7

http://www.windowsreference.com/internet-e...net-explorer-7/

Edited by petewills , 27 April 2010 - 06:08 AM.


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Posted 27 April 2010 - 07:36 AM

Personally...I've never seen a reason for it.

I feel that my system defenses (a firewall, a router, a reliable AV program, all XP security updates, 2 antispyware/malware program and...safe computing practices by me) don't require one more service running.

OTOH...I see the value for users without one or more of the above.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 07:41 AM

I dont use Internet Explorer. I use Firefox and it uses Google to trap phishing sites. I also use OpenDNS which also blocks phishing sites.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 08:07 AM

Ok....thanks for the suggestions. I'll ponder the options further.




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