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Discussion in 'Other Security Related Discussions' started by darkelixa, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. darkelixa

    darkelixa Regular Member

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    Hi I was wondering say you use an antivirus and it is not compatible with the web browser you are using, eg google chrome do you lose protection? Eg F secure and Google Chrome do not work together and F secure only uses Firefox or Internet Explorer
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    You mean the plugin for an antivirus that was not compatible to a browser like Google Chrome.

    Well using Firefox and IE with compatible Browsing Protection have a maximum protection but using GC its like your losing it since you will depend on the realtime of your AV. Once you download a file there.
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    darkelixa Regular Member

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    In a sense yes a plugin. F secure has a tool bar and a built in page blocker but does not work in google chrome. Which really sucks
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    Even Zonealarm their plugin also not compatible in Google Chrome. Hopefully all security products in the future they make it compatible to Chrome.
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    darkelixa Regular Member

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    Really Limits your options on which Antivirus you can use if you use Google Chrome. Only really Kaspersky, Avast, Avira
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    It depends on how the web filtering is implemented. Some antiviruses does their filtering from a toolbar in the browser, others like Avast and ESET install a driver on the computer that does the filtering independent of the browser. They are both good solutions, the first one just require more maintenance. I can imagine that f-secure relies on a toolbar, in which case you do lose protection if the toolbar is not showing.
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    darkelixa Regular Member

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    Norton is brining Google Chrome support in there next version but i think its only a safe search tool bar and nothing else. F secure im not sure on as if its a malicious link a F secure page comes up to say it has been blocked
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    Explained very accurate, in my opinion I believe Web Shields, Web Guards, Web Proxy Servers in AV's are much stronger than just using a toolbar to protect your browser because they protect all web activity like instance messengers, email clients and any other program that connects to the web.

    Thanks.:D
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    darkelixa Regular Member

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    So with the toolbar not working in F secure, the computer is still just as secure as with it not installed? Its new deepguard is ment to have a cloud scanner
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    Panda Cloud have their toolbar with URL filtering, the good thing is you can unchecked the toolbar and leave with URL filtering also compatible to Google Chrome (As far as I know).
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    darkelixa Regular Member

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    Nice thinking of Testing F secure in Google Chrome. Are there any web filtering addons for Google Chrome?
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    Trafficlight (Bitdefender) for Google Chrome will work well.
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    darkelixa Regular Member

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    Installed Trafficlight with Adblock plus. Great combination
  14. win7holic

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    i just using AdBlock Plus and WOT for my Firefox 6.
    avast webrep still not compatible with new version of firefox.
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    For the temporary band aid solution you can try to about:config, extensions.checkCompatibility.6.0 (or any number depends on the version your using) make it boolean and set it to false.
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    No.
    i just wait until avast release new version and can use webrep on firefox 6.
  17. Umbra Polaris

    Umbra Polaris Testing And Review Expert MalwareTips Staff

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    it is silly to say that, like you said you will not eat this hot-dog because it has a new flavour not officially distributed :D

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