Mozilla Firefox and AV/Anti-Malware
I have raised points elsewhere leading to a substantial support for the benefits of Firefox as against IE8, so decided to try it. Nine months ago when I first tried FF, it was a disaster and I quickly dumped it.
Must have had a messy download for some reason.
I downloaded FF from the Mozilla site using Safe Mode + Networking. Absolutely no problems and it works like a dream. I have only had it for one day, but after playing around with it, I am sure it is going to be just fine. I like it.
My security is covered by ;-
COMODO IS version 3.9.95478.509
AVG version 8.5.339
Spyware Terminator version 184.108.40.2066
Spybot version 1.6.2
SpywareBlaster version 4.2
All are updated every day. All of the above have REAL TIME online protection.
With FF I can see no evidence of ST, SWB, AVG or Spybot being active at all.
In the case of AVG, the Safe-Search icons placed against every website on IE are missing with FF, thus SS is not active. Probably neither is the Link Scanner. Both of these I consider vital to safe surfing.
COMODO IS has FF listed in the Firewall and Defense files and the task bar icon seems to show it is active with FF by changing color on detections.
SWB has a check box for FF so when checked it is active with FF.
I am asking all those who have used FF extensively ;-
Why are the security programs listed above not active with FF except COMODO IS and SWB ?
If all my security programs are not compatible with FF, then although it looks extremely attractive, I will have to dump it yet again.
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