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Windows 7: Protect my browser home page please !!!


19 Nov 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Protect my browser home page please !!!

Save my FF browser from being hijacked by sneaky install add-ons etc. Is there a program for protecting home pages on Windows 7 ??

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19 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

The best protection is your own protection. What I mean by that is don't install add-ons unless you are certain it is safe. Add-ons don't just get installed out of the blue. They get installed from downloading programs (make sure you check any options) as often they are checked for you.

BrowserProtect is a good Firefox add-on.

You're better of looking at this section yourself and reading the reviews. I don't see why a developer would need to create an add-on for what you're asking as add-ons don't get installed by themselves, some human intervention would need to take place i.e. installing a program and clicking next without reading what it says.
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20 Nov 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The villain is often Cnet downloads. And gunk like 'snap.do' comes to mind. I never saw it ask permission (twice).
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20 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Yeah you are properly better of going to the manufacturers website to download a program first rather than Cnet if you are experienceing addons get installed without your permission.
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20 Nov 2012   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

BrowserProtect - what a relief. Thanks.
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21 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

np don't forget to mark your threads as solved and give people +rep if you feel they have helped you.

Cheers
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21 Nov 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I sse the solved button, but where is the rep button ?
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21 Nov 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

It's next to the + icon on a user's post (right hand side below the post number)
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