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cresshead
09-19-2008, 06:33 AM
that's it i've had enough of crap [tracking cookies, trojans, viruses] thrown at my windows machine when using it to browse the net...i'm moving to mac...just sorted out email for it with my old mac mini g4.

i have avg commercial 8 on my windows machine but i still managed to get some annoying thing that killed my screeensaver and took over it itself...avg can't see a problem to solve so i'm moving to mac ONLY for the internet and emails.

bahh humbug!

Lightwolf
09-19-2008, 06:36 AM
Just wondering... are you directly connected or via a Router?

Cheers,
Mike

hrgiger
09-19-2008, 06:41 AM
mac>most software and plug ins>bye bye!

COBRASoft
09-19-2008, 07:00 AM
AVG is crap, use NOD32, much better and less overhead on your computer.

Red_Oddity
09-19-2008, 07:07 AM
I run Firefox on XP, use NoScript and making sure my security settings are set to only use cookies from sites i trust, never have any problems.

A Mac won't solve datamining cookies, as long as you allow google analytics scripts to run in your browser for example.

And i sit behind a cheap router with a hardware firewall.

mattclary
09-19-2008, 07:14 AM
That's what you get for surfing porn!

Something else you can do is download a free VM of Linux and run it to do all that naughty stuff. You can get it from vmware.com


Here you go:

Ubuntu Studio 8.04
http://www.vmware.com/appliances/directory/1380

evolross
09-19-2008, 07:15 AM
I've been using Avast Antivirus http://www.avast.com/ for a few years. It's free for non-commercial machines. However other people have told me it's slow, but I disable several of the run-time agents. It's good though, it catches stuff on websites all the time, in real-time. It also caught something on a friend's USB stick right as it was plugged in. I was impressed with that.

serge
09-19-2008, 07:16 AM
I run Firefox on XP, use NoScript and making sure my security settings are set to only use cookies from sites i trust, never have any problems...
I was just writing the same thing. Firefox and NoScript. Never any virus problems.

mattclary
09-19-2008, 07:16 AM
AVG is crap, use NOD32, much better and less overhead on your computer.

Is NOD32 free? I use Avast and it has never let me down. No AV software is bullet proof, a lot of infections come from trojans and other malware that aren't technically viri.

meshpig
09-19-2008, 07:31 AM
that's it i've had enough of crap [tracking cookies, trojans, viruses] thrown at my windows machine when using it to browse the net...i'm moving to mac...just sorted out email for it with my old mac mini g4.

i have avg commercial 8 on my windows machine but i still managed to get some annoying thing that killed my screeensaver and took over it itself...avg can't see a problem to solve so i'm moving to mac ONLY for the internet and emails.

bahh humbug!

Bah humbug indeed ... that must be a total pain in the butt. Don't forget to use these plugs for Mail.app ...

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/30042

http://www.bronsonbeta.com/

... preview window extension and dashboard mail viewer.

m

serge
09-19-2008, 07:31 AM
www.netdogsoft.com

cresshead
09-19-2008, 07:33 AM
Just wondering... are you directly connected or via a Router?

Cheers,
Mike


via a router

lucky for me i have 8 pc's and a mac... my mac mini g4 has been gathering dust of late so was my first chooice in trying to get back on the net.

and err no wasn't porn...was a trailer for a film called 'outpost'

no i have email setup on my mac i'll stay on mac or get a linux pc for the net
in future

i'm not sure if AVg has fixed the trojan as i still can't access my screensaver tab...xp seems a bit broken now on that acer laptop...once i have the mac up n runnig for all the stuff like internet shops and password forums i'll be able to re install xp at some point...til then i'll have to manage on my other 7 pc's which mainly do not connect to the net much if ever except for my advent ultraportable.

ho hum!:bangwall:

meshpig
09-19-2008, 07:35 AM
www.netdogsoft.com

Big deal, you don't get porn spam on macs. Just really amateurish letters from Russia.

m

Lightwolf
09-19-2008, 07:41 AM
via a router
Strange... that's what I do and I haven't been hit by anything since I switched to PCs (in '96 that is). Heck, I even don't bother with virus checkers most of the time (but then again, I'm on Opera, for mail as well - it gives you the same niche advantage that OSX does ;) ).

Cheers,
Mike

K-Dawg
09-19-2008, 07:45 AM
I feel with ya. I just recently got me a new machine and (shame on me) gave Vista a chance and bought that. Yesterday I ran the windows update (it said Urgent Update for Framework 1.1 or so) and rebooted. What was the end of the story? 8 Hours of fightig with the OS to find out I have to reinstall windows.

Why? well Windows didn't boot anymore and crashed with a very quick bluescreen. I could only boot windows in recovery mode, but couldn't fix teh prob. MS Support-Site says that isn't an ordinary failure and teh support doesn't cover it. Call xxxx for 72 each contact.

Screw that. Ireinstalled windows, had to get it finished cause I also work with my computer (home office) so It had to get fixed. Sat till 4 am to get the most important stuff back installed.

Now the the same Update is waiting to be installed again. I'm not really sure if I shall give it a try or not oO

Vista surely lost my sympathies now. I was backing off of Windows anyway and switched to Linux for most things, but with my new Comp I decided to give Vista a chance, especially cause of the 64bits. Well I guess that was wrong to do so.

Greetz

Scazzino
09-19-2008, 08:03 AM
that's it i've had enough of crap [tracking cookies, trojans, viruses] thrown at my windows machine when using it to browse the net...i'm moving to mac...just sorted out email for it with my old mac mini g4.

i have avg commercial 8 on my windows machine but i still managed to get some annoying thing that killed my screeensaver and took over it itself...avg can't see a problem to solve so i'm moving to mac ONLY for the internet and emails.

bahh humbug!

Welcome aboard... :thumbsup: I haven't had to deal with viruses or spyware ever since Mac OS X was released... almost ten years now... :D

Except on the token Windows PC we have here at the studio to test interactive CD-ROM/DVD & web projects that we develop of course... ;)

DarkLight
09-19-2008, 08:22 AM
I've not had any problems with viruses or spyware but even so i've been using linux for a lot more things recently, including web and e-mail.

I used to run AVG on my computers, it was a really good program until they released AVG8. I uninstalled it after just a couple of days use. It's become far too bloated. I've been using avast since then and it seems a lot better.

mattclary
09-19-2008, 08:25 AM
Welcome aboard... :thumbsup: I haven't had to deal with viruses or spyware ever since Mac OS X was released... almost ten years now... :D



I haven't had to deal with viruses or spyware since Windows 95 was released.

But they do keep the money flowing in when I fix other peoples computers. :thumbsup:

MooseDog
09-19-2008, 08:36 AM
interesting co-incidence. feel your pain cresshead.

i just ran the sp3 update for xp-pro-32bit and it totally! borked my settings. screen display and access pretty much disappeared.

long story short, i've been using ubuntu :yoda: i had installed on a small extra hdd for the past couple of days, and am simply in awe. light, fast, secure and free!

i'm going to be doing a complete re-install of xp here in a couple of days and am not looking forward to the hassle, complexity and security woes, now that i know they're unnecessary elsewhere.

cresshead
09-19-2008, 12:15 PM
I haven't had any problems at all with virus or malware related stuff. What are you guys doing with your computers?

OSX is simply too limited for enthusiast/professional level 3D graphics when you want access to the latest tech and toys. Apple controls drivers and card launches... eugh. ick. feck. and there's no DirectX. Fail.

what was i doing?... surfing the internet..you may of heard of it!

now, i'm using the mac mini for email and web surfing...no 3d apps just the net and the ilife suite.

i'm using my windows pc's for 3dsmax, combustion, zbrush, lightwave, toon boom, tv paint etc.

if i had a linux pc...i'd be using that for the net as there are SO many viruses/problems with windows on the internet
AVG 8.0 commercial has finished it's sweep and it looks clean but i STILL don't have access to the screen saver tab
with that xp machine [sp3.0] .

Andyjaggy
09-19-2008, 01:33 PM
What kind of sites you looking at man. ;) It's just in the last 5 years I have had one virus. I don't understand how people get like 10 a day.

shrox
09-19-2008, 01:54 PM
I keep my LW machine off line, it has never been on the internet. I use my laptop for internet, then just use USB memory stick to transfer stuff. I scan the memory stick with my anti virus to keep my LW machine "virgin".

cresshead
09-19-2008, 02:40 PM
Yup. It has not escaped my attention :) However I have completely failed to contract any malware at any point during the last 12+ years.
yes same here..my pc has only had a couple of infections ever from starting back in 1995...but this latest one cannot be defended from on windows..otherwise i'd stay on windows for the internet...i didn't download anything on purpose i seemed to have just clicked on a graphic link and that took advantage of the windows operating system loophole to infect and bypass my commercial antivirus software... >>> AVG 8.0

so if i stay on windows i have to only ever go to a handful of sites...the whole point of the net is the inter-connectiveness of it...

tht said i don't search out dodgy sites...if you know me you'd be totally aware of that...i don't download crap but because windows is THE popular o/s certain people take joy in trying to sbatage the windows o/s.

this 'user error' was me following a link on a forum to a site and then clicking on that page for a related film trailer...


this issue is a windows loophole thing not a user doing STUPID things on the net.

using mac osx for my internet get me out of the windows loophole's.

Hopper
09-19-2008, 06:08 PM
Strange... that's what I do and I haven't been hit by anything since I switched to PCs (in '96 that is). Heck, I even don't bother with virus checkers most of the time (but then again, I'm on Opera, for mail as well - it gives you the same niche advantage that OSX does ;) ).
:agree:

I haven't run antivirus software since people stopped writing real viruses. When my system boots, I have 12 bare minimum processes running. I surf around for random crap just like everyone else and I NEVER get spyware, "viruses", etc. If you know what you're running, then a quick check of the Task Manager at any given time will tell you if something is running that shouldn't be.

And if you get nailed by a Trojan of some sort, you probably deserve it (and that's not directed at anyone in particular - I mean in general).

Remember... just because it says "I Love You", it doesn't mean it's harmless... lol.

Hopper
09-19-2008, 06:17 PM
Of course now I'm probably cursed to have 15 viruses and 30 spambots on my box by the end of the evening with my luck.

JMCarrigan
09-19-2008, 08:00 PM
I was just writing the same thing. Firefox and NoScript. Never any virus problems.

May I ask where/how to use NoScript?

JMCarrigan
09-19-2008, 08:58 PM
Never mind - got it.

cresshead
09-20-2008, 03:19 AM
one thing that's nice with my old mac mini is that it's nr silent compared to the acer laptop i was using with it's fan whurring away all day.

i'm no 'mac head' but using osx or linux for the internet is a simple solution.

of course i'll still need to connect with a windows pc on occasion for such things as the autodesk customer area as they use IE and to get windows updates for my other pc's every now n then.

good thing is it's cost nothing other than time setting up my email on the mac.

as for running apps on mac osx...well there's a few apple apps that are nice but on the whole windows rule the day for the apps i use.

someone brought up the idea of running linux in a virtual window on a windows pc in the thread...anyone have instructions to how difficult that would be to set up on pc?

Lightwolf
09-20-2008, 03:57 AM
someone brought up the idea of running linux in a virtual window on a windows pc in the thread...anyone have instructions to how difficult that would be to set up on pc?
http://www.virtualbox.org/ and the ISO image of your favourite Linux distribution is all you need.

Create a new virtual machine, give it a file to use as a hard disk, boot the VM of the ISO and install.

Cheers,
Mike

Clockmaster
09-20-2008, 04:56 AM
Use an excellent antivirus (Avira) and a good firewall (Comodo), and You will not need to move on Mac.

Panikos
09-20-2008, 05:36 AM
Too much porn or roulettes destroy your own ambitions
Quote from Samuel Jackson from the Quentin Tarantino movie "Jackie Brown"
(slightly modified to serve the related purpose)

cresshead
09-20-2008, 05:45 AM
funny how getting 2 viruses and a trojan in the last 12 years has suddenly promoted me in some eye's in this thread as some 'warez junkie'

to say i'm disapointed in their view is understating it

COBRASoft
09-20-2008, 05:50 AM
As an alternative, use your old Amiga for webbrowsing :thumbsup:

Most of the modern stuff doesn't even work in those browsers... Oh those days were fun, will they ever come back?

grimoirecg
09-20-2008, 06:43 AM
funny how getting 2 viruses and a trojan in the last 12 years has suddenly promoted me in some eye's in this thread as some 'warez junkie'

to say i'm disapointed in their view is understating it

Well no, the thread basically went like this:
You stating that you were now getting so worried and obsessed with viruses and trojans that it was making you move over to a mac.
Everyone else saying that is wasn't even an issue for them and they never had any problems with such things.
The logical assumption therefore was that you are doing something that the majority are not doing.

John Jordan
09-20-2008, 06:46 AM
What kind of sites you looking at man. ;) It's just in the last 5 years I have had one virus. I don't understand how people get like 10 a day.

Same here. I've only seen one in the last ten years at home-knock on wood. The only other viruses I've even seen were at work and came in on floppies (or used to--no one sends floppies anymore) or via an attachment from an e-mail. Fortunately, most people now know NOT to click on that attachment.

Lightwolf
09-20-2008, 06:50 AM
The logical assumption therefore was that you are doing something that the majority are not doing.
Don't do that to cresshead, it sucks being a minority :D ;)

Cheers,
Mike

John Jordan
09-20-2008, 06:57 AM
I can relate to Cresshead's feeling about wandering the net. Its not always about porn, gambling or warez. I often look for pictures of Corvettes for my picture screensaver. I was using Yahoo's image search function a few years ago and wasn't paying a bit of attention to the URL for the pictures. When I clicked on one pic, it took me to a Russian web page that indeed did have the picture there. But when I left the page, a toolbar popped up on my screen. It took a week to get it all out of my system, using several applications (most of which failed except for a demo of Webroot). I feel your pain, Cresshead!

Medi8or
09-20-2008, 07:01 AM
Don't have to visit russian websites. People link to funny videos on metacafe all the time: http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73360&highlight=errorsafe
One of the reasons I block all ads (and use Opera instead of IE)..

Medi8or
09-20-2008, 07:10 AM
You know what types of people visit CGTalk.. :D

http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79217

cresshead
09-20-2008, 08:43 AM
exactly...some need to grow up and smell the air they expel...

yup even warez sites like cgtalk have viruses!...ha ha!

as for not having a virus for 'ever' you probaly only visit 2 sites every decade then?

Lightwolf
09-20-2008, 08:45 AM
as for not having a virus for 'ever' you probaly only visit 2 sites every decade then?
Do you really think so?
10-20 per day regularly (the same ones though) - plus a few more depending on the research I'm doing.

Cheers,
Mike

ercaxus
09-20-2008, 08:47 AM
One thing that annoys me is that people use their computers with administrator accounts and boom. You fix the problem and tell them the reason and they keep doing it. It's just silly. I had someone say "It's my computer, I want to be the administrator."

Installing linux on your mac shouldn't be a problem. You might want to try that, I don't know how old the os is on your mac but linux would be a more modern os with newer software to play with.

cresshead
09-20-2008, 09:20 AM
Do you really think so?
10-20 per day regularly (the same ones though) - plus a few more depending on the research I'm doing.

Cheers,
Mike

actually ...no i don't...i was just using 'their logic' back on themselves:devil:

as demonstrated commercial legit sites get on occasion viruses embeded into their websites...such as the example of cg talk i found a while back...

well after this week's virus i've had enough of trying to keep up with anti virus software and getting 'the one' that works...AVG has been good for me for the last few years but it's not 100% so i decided seeing as i have a rather underused mac lying around to put it to some good use and make it my 'net connection' and see how that goes instead of 'hoping' the antivirus software i pay for actually keeps me safe all the time over on windows xp.

i'd also comment on those who have never ever had a virus to actually go get some decent virus checker and run a scan...you maybe surprised with the result.

you know what, i'm surprised with some of the attitudes here too, i'm sure some have their heads firmly rooted up their a**:D....so blind to potential pitfalls of windows in the net...yup i've had less than a handful of viruses since 1995 [intel pentium 60 using compuserve on dialup] but thesedays of cheap pc's i does make sense to either have a net only pc [windows] or use a pc running something other than windows such as linux or osx.

put your head in the sand if you must but don't come crying when your pc folds on you when you need it most.:tsktsk:

and yeah i have a regular 1-20 sites i visit but when researching you go everywhere...and that's the dangerour when using windows...

Lightwolf
09-20-2008, 09:29 AM
as demonstrated commercial legit sites get on occasion viruses embeded into their websites...such as the example of cg talk i found a while back...

True. And that's where the choice of browser helps. A virus checker is the last line of defense... having others before that helps ;)


well after this week's virus i've had enough of trying to keep up with anti virus software and getting 'the one' that works.
Good luck. Kaspersky just had an issue that bluescreens Windows 64 after a update...
Mind you, that's the first time I heard of something like that happening, but it does show that it doesn't necessarily solve all the problems.


i'd also comment on those who have never ever had a virus to actually go get some decent virus checker and run a scan...you maybe surprised with the result.
Actually I do that once per year for a laugh - nada.

put your head in the sand if you must but don't come crying when your pc folds on you when you need it most.:tsktsk:
Put it this way, I wouldn't let anybody run the same kind of set-up, no way. I know that I know what I'm doing (and I'm not saying you don't...). I have also seen machines that got severely infested after being hooked up (directly, no router) to the net for a few minutes (a couple of years ago) - and it wasn't a nice sight. There wasn't even enough time to download a virus checker.

Cheers,
Mike

cresshead
09-20-2008, 09:37 AM
same kind of setup as what?

Lightwolf
09-20-2008, 09:44 AM
same kind of setup as what?
As I said, a few years ago. Win98 at the time when loads of attacks just scanned for open ports.
It was amazing to see...

Cheers,
Mike

cresshead
09-20-2008, 09:51 AM
ahh understand

yes that would be dumb...

one of the guys at work uses an irix based computer as a firewall for his home connection!

grimoirecg
09-20-2008, 09:52 AM
The irony of course is that the more people start using macs, the more viruses and trojans will be developed for it. It's not immune by any means, it's just that the clever nerds out there haven't really turned their full resources to hacking macs yet, so enjoy it while you can.

serge
09-20-2008, 09:58 AM
funny how getting 2 viruses and a trojan in the last 12 years has suddenly promoted me in some eye's in this thread as some 'warez junkie'

to say i'm disapointed in their view is understating it
I'm sure some of us were only joking with you, at least I was when I posted a link to a porn-site-blocker. I guess a smiley would have helped. Sorry.

I've had virusses in the past from non-porn/non-warez websites, and like I said, since Firefox with Noscript I didn't have any problems anymore.

Lightwolf
09-20-2008, 10:03 AM
yes that would be dumb...
Scary, I tell 'ya. To see the system crumble away from your control as you're trying to save it.
Which is why I initially akes for the router, NAT by itself helps a lot.


one of the guys at work uses an irix based computer as a firewall for his home connection!
I've seen a guy control his SGI via remote desktop (used as a generic term, not the MS product) from the PC to surf.

Cheers,
Mike

Stooch
09-20-2008, 10:34 AM
Even with browsing tons of porn sites my computer is virus free. I remember the CG talk virus, nod 32 popped up saying it just killed a virus, i clicked OK and that was the end of it. I use IE exclusively too, with the current version i havent even had close calls. if you are using firefox on a PC or a MAC you are only as secure as firefox.

starbase1
09-22-2008, 10:01 AM
I have to agree that the choice of browser is key - probably more important than the OS. I pretty much stopped getting infected when I moved from IE to Firefox. Before then, maybe every few months, something would get through.

For the truly paranoid, (as suggested elsewhere), VMware's secure browser virtual machine is pretty much as bomb proof as you can get, (and will run as a VM on almost anything, OS wise).

After the Sony rootkit scandal I also only rip audio disks from Linux, but that's just me.

(Which reminds me of another sensible precaution - turn off the auto run feature on your optical drives).

Nick

adamredwoods
09-22-2008, 10:54 AM
that's it i've had enough of crap [tracking cookies, trojans, viruses] thrown at my windows machine when using it to browse the net...i'm moving to mac...just sorted out email for it with my old mac mini g4.

i have avg commercial 8 on my windows machine but i still managed to get some annoying thing that killed my screeensaver and took over it itself...avg can't see a problem to solve so i'm moving to mac ONLY for the internet and emails.

bahh humbug!

I have gotten this exact same virus. It leeches by saying "Do you want to close this window?" and if you click yes, it installs itself through Java.

It's nasty.
It goes to show that applications through the browser is not the way of the future.

adamredwoods
09-22-2008, 10:56 AM
Oh, the virus (or malware) is so bad that it blocks the websites that you try to go to fix it.

I had to use a second computer to grab the file... I used a MAC!

MooseDog
09-23-2008, 06:17 AM
...(Which reminds me of another sensible precaution - turn off the auto run feature on your optical drives)....

all really good points nick. did you know that, at least for a pc, by holding down the shift key when you insert a cd, this act disables auto-run? works a treat!

mattclary
09-23-2008, 06:25 AM
someone brought up the idea of running linux in a virtual window on a windows pc in the thread...anyone have instructions to how difficult that would be to set up on pc?

It installs like an application! Go to the link I posted originally! No dealing with ISOs or anything. It's REALLY simple.

mattclary
09-23-2008, 07:24 AM
Here you go, Cress, this seems applicable. ;)

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080923-study-confirms-users-are-idiots.html

starbase1
09-23-2008, 07:32 AM
It installs like an application! Go to the link I posted originally! No dealing with ISOs or anything. It's REALLY simple.

Absolutely correct - to run a virtual machine you just get the player, (sdmall and free), then point it at the appliance, which is abundle of OS and application. The virtualised browser cannot even see your hard disk, let alone write to it.

art
09-23-2008, 08:11 AM
There is also a freeware tool called sandboxie. It "runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer. "
I have it installed but I rarely use it. I do not remember when was the last time I had any major malware/virus infections and I'm still running IE6 (!) (and other browsers too). On the other hand, some of my friends seem to get infected a lot.

OOZZEE
09-23-2008, 08:46 AM
dont your routers have options to block all the following...

DOS attacks
JAVA
COOKIES
ACTIVE X

and just be smart from where you download from.... go to trusted sites to get your files.

you shouldnt have any problems.

cresshead
09-23-2008, 10:02 AM
dont your routers have options to block all the following...

DOS attacks
JAVA
COOKIES
ACTIVE X

and just be smart from where you download from.... go to trusted sites to get your files.

you shouldnt have any problems.

as i've written elsewhaere..my pc hasn't been infected on a weekly basis!
more like a bi-decade basis...when your researching into into all things medieval [currently for a animated project] and some film trailers...i was relying on my anti virus to protect me with my search results and it's done a great job up until now to be fair but windows is the object of choice for people to create viruses and such so...i don;t go clicking blindly on stuff but when your searching for hours and it's late your 'guard' can drop and that's when i was hit...

not wanting to be limited in my research to just a handful of websites i've moved to mac osx:thumbsup:

now i;m not a great fan of it but it's another layer of protection when using the net.

also appears the infected pc is now clean from a definition update from AVG and 2 re scans...just about to do a third scan to see if it keeps clear.

i surpose windows is for idiots...if they want to search deep into results from google.:thumbsup:

starbase1
09-23-2008, 10:03 AM
dont your routers have options to block all the following...

DOS attacks
JAVA
COOKIES
ACTIVE X

and just be smart from where you download from.... go to trusted sites to get your files.

you shouldnt have any problems.

You want to disable all Java and all cookies!?! That puts this site out for a start!

And as for trusted sites, there have been big sites infected with malware before, and there will be again. And with big companies like Sony distributiing rootkits, trust no one is the only sesnsible option.

Lightwolf
09-23-2008, 11:15 AM
You want to disable all Java and all cookies!?! That puts this site out for a start!
<nitpick>That would be JavaScript, not Java. Java is extremely rare nowadays</nitpick>

Cheers,
Mike

JMCarrigan
09-24-2008, 09:36 PM
I run Firefox on XP, use NoScript .....

After installing NoScript, Firefox seems to have lost it's timeout like ability. I.E., I launch a site and Firefox almost immediately reports that it can't find it. It doesn't crank away a couple more seconds needed to FIND the site. TRY AGAIN maybe 1, 2, or 3 times and it gets it.

Any ideas where to set this if I can?

Hopper
09-24-2008, 10:07 PM
As I said, a few years ago. Win98 at the time when loads of attacks just scanned for open ports.
It was amazing to see...
I'll bet you remember Winnuke... lol .. we had the best time with that. It was the exploit for the Win95 IP stack that you could remotely BSOD anyones box. HOURS of evil enjoyment right there... :devil:

Hopper
09-24-2008, 10:09 PM
dont your routers have options to block all the following...

DOS attacks
JAVA
COOKIES
ACTIVE X

A Java and Active X blocking router... hmmm .. I wasn't aware those were Layer 3 protocols. I need to dig up my Cisco books... :screwy:

JMCarrigan
09-25-2008, 05:11 PM
After installing NoScript, Firefox seems to have lost it's timeout like ability. I.E., I launch a site and Firefox almost immediately reports that it can't find it. It doesn't crank away a couple more seconds needed to FIND the site. TRY AGAIN maybe 1, 2, or 3 times and it gets it.

Any ideas where to set this if I can?

BUMP :help:

Red_Oddity
09-26-2008, 07:02 AM
Have you checked it isn't blocking trusted scripts?
You can't run NoScript in the default settign as it will just block ALL javascripts on sites.
You can access permanent and temporary permissions per site at the NoScript icon that appears at the lower right of you browser window.