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Which is the Safe Browser? Safe Browsing Tips.

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    Which is the Safe Browser? Safe Browsing Tips.


    I often find people saying their beloved browser is safest among other players, in fact there is no such thing which is 100% secure. All web browsers face similar threat and some share similar design features.

    We may often come across study conducted by independent testing agencies which conduct tests on web browsers and rating them, these results can change over time as companies change priorities.

    Attackers are paying attention. Some recent attacks target both IE and Mozilla Firefox. Security requires a balance and relies on concepts of trust and risk tolerance.

    Here are some recommendations for safe Web browsing.

    • Keep your browser updated. All can be updated automatically.


    • Use caution on the Web. Don't enter sensitive information like passwords or account numbers on any Web site that doesn't use HTTPS to authenticate the site and encrypt information. If a browser window looks right but does not have an HTTPS connection, do not enter any information into that window.



    • Disabling scripts can make browsing much safer, but also less functional or enjoyable.



    For IE8

    1. Click on Tools on the menu bar at the top of the Internet Explorer web browser window.
    2. On the Tools drop-down list, select Internet Options.
    3. At the top of the Internet Options console, click on the Security tab.
    4. Select the Security Zone you wish to disable Active Scripting for- Internet, Local Intranet or Restricted.
    5. Select the Custom Level button.
    6. Set the options under ActiveX Controls and Plug-ins to Disable.

    Disabling ActiveX may make some sites stop functioning properly. More advanced users may want to set these options for Prompt which will cause Internet Explorer to notify the user when Active Scripting attempts to execute and let the user decide whether to allow it or not.


    For Firefox

    You can add the award winning Add-on NoScript to your FF and be secure.

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    Good one .......................

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    @meetdilip

    THANKS A TON.

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    if using windows, and using FF or IE 8 , just keep them at default settings and use avast 4.8 or 5 along with MSE. thats best for me and have never faced any issues.

    or if you want a top security then install vmware and or set up a virtual pc and browse from it. even if you download a virus in VPC , it wont affect your system.

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    ● Use Sandboxie to protect the browser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talktoanil View Post
    if using windows, and using FF or IE 8 , just keep them at default settings and use avast 4.8 or 5 along with MSE. thats best for me and have never faced any issues.

    or if you want a top security then install vmware and or set up a virtual pc and browse from it. even if you download a virus in VPC , it wont affect your system.
    Yes, that is what the best configuration. Mozilla recommends user of any browser to use it with default settings & all extensions, themes 'disabled' while doing secure transactions. Mozilla calls it Safe Mode & is easily accessible with firefox. You don't have to disable & enable anything manually. Just locate firefox in start menu. Right click on icon & select 'Firefox safe mode'. Thats it. When you are done with secure transaction or any thing of that sort, just close that firefox window & restart it normally. Your Firefox is back with old settings, add ons & everything!

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    East or West "Opera" is the best!
    Sad or Fever, Smile Forever!!!

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    I also use opera and using Norton 360 full version.............
    So nothing to fear.

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