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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 02:50 AM

Check 'em out HERE

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 03:35 AM

Check 'em out HERE

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 10:58 AM

I would draw the reader's attention to the BC pinned topic that lists many free applications:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

This list, which I think---without counting---is at least as long, lists freeware applications by category, along with a brief description of functionality. Each of these items in the list have been actually used and recommended by our members, so you can be sure they do what they are supposed to do, and are spyware free.

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 11:11 AM

Warning!

Be very careful when clicking on any links at Top 100 Freeware Files.

Many of the advertising links displaying are of suspicious or malicious nature.

Use a program like SiteAdvisor or SocketShield to investigate any links outside of the Top 100 downloads box.
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Posted 14 August 2006 - 02:39 PM

Okay, please clue me in:

What are these:

SiteAdvisor or SocketShield

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I use FireFox browser.

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 03:03 PM

Hello Orange Blossom,

Both SiteAdvisor and SocketShield are extensions you can add to your browser to help you choose what sites to visit on the net through there safety rating.

I dont use both, but i do use McAfees SiteAdvisor, and i would recommend it to anyone with safety and security in mind when browsing.

When you download and install it, it works as follow.
Whenever you open a search engine site, eg Google or Yahoo, and type in anything, it lists all its results as normal, but next to each is either a Green tick,stating the site is safe to visit and safe from malicious popups or downloads, or it displays a Red circle with an 'X' init informing you that the sight is not safe to visit.

Also when you are on any site, eg BC, at the bottom right of your browser (FireFox in your case) are the words 'McAfee SiteAdvisor' which appear in a coloured box. Again, if it is green, it is safe. If it is red, its dangerous. If it comes up grey, it means that McAfee have not got around to reviewing that specific site yet.

You can download SiteAdvisor from HERE
It has just been updated too, so make sure you download it, i wouldnt be without it!

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 05:41 PM

I've been using the SiteAdvisor, recently acquired by McAfee, for several years as a Fx plugin.
SiteAdvisor works with IE also.
It's really invaluable when checking links via google search.

Unfortunately the SocketShield's "LinkScanner" is not a free program.
But one can use the on site scan/search link here for free.
I have it bookmarked too.

Edited by KoanYorel, 14 August 2006 - 05:43 PM.

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 05:46 PM

Sorry Folks. Didn't mean to start a panic. I've been receiving updates from this site for quite a while and as they always came up as a safe site on 'site advisor', thought they would be safe to pass on. Guess its the same with anywhere - once you link off you need SITE ADVISOR.

BTW, Site Advisor is available for IE as well as Firefox.

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 05:59 PM

Sorry Folks. Didn't mean to start a panic.


Don't worry about it. As a result of your post, I found out about a couple security programs I didn't know about which is a good thing :thumbsup:.

Thanks KoanYoral and GraveAngel for the information on SiteAdvisor and SocketShield's link scanner :flowers: . I've bookmarked the latter now too. An added layer of protection in my arsenal. :inlove:

Hmm. I'll have to memorize that website address so I can use it at public computing sites too.

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 06:12 PM

Hey rowall5555, i dont think you caused a panic :thumbsup: , just a point to make sure peeps browse as safely as possible when browsing sites, especially those with numerous links on the page!

Still though, thanks for the site link :flowers:

Orange Blossom, No problem about the advice, you are welcome. I think you will find SightAdvisor one of the most valuable items you can add to your browser, even more so when you consider its free.

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 08:10 PM

Downloading and installing Little Fighter 2 from the above link will infect your computer if you have Java installed.
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