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Windows 7: The most SECURE browser?

29 Apr 2014   #21
Wordsworth

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
What ever browser you choose it's only as safe as the way it is being used.
If one starts using P2P and Torrents ect. then the door to bad things is open. One must be careful what one ticks on.
I also use MSE and Malwarebytes Pro to help keep me safe.
If I forget to keep my brain updated I will also get in trouble.
Agreed Bear. To me security is 1. The end user being smart. 2. Anti-virus. 3. Anti-malware. 4. Some form of virtualization (I use Shadow Defender). But keeping the brain engaged is #1. Be reckless or asleep at the keyboard and luck is the very thin ice between a clean system and an infected one.


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29 Apr 2014   #22
exitPr0gram

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wordsworth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
What ever browser you choose it's only as safe as the way it is being used.
If one starts using P2P and Torrents ect. then the door to bad things is open. One must be careful what one ticks on.
I also use MSE and Malwarebytes Pro to help keep me safe.
If I forget to keep my brain updated I will also get in trouble.
Agreed Bear. To me security is 1. The end user being smart. 2. Anti-virus. 3. Anti-malware. 4. Some form of virtualization (I use Shadow Defender). But keeping the brain engaged is #1. Be reckless or asleep at the keyboard and luck is the very thin ice between a clean system and an infected one.
I agree. I've seen so many user's click "Agree, Next, Next, Next" when installing stuff or fall for the old "Your browser is outdated and vulnerable to viruses click here to fix".

Takes a little experience to spot these things but at the same time this stuff starts to look more and more like the real thing.

Since i've started this thread you guys have provided several different programs that i am interested in trying out. I will be trying out the Shadow Defender now, as well!

Thanks!!
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29 Apr 2014   #23
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I've just downloaded Pale Moon, not sure yet what I think of it as I've not tested it out enough, I've always been an IE user and never had problems. But I've tried to be sensible about where I go plus I've got MalwareBytes Pro, MSE and I have WOT installed.
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29 Apr 2014   #24
JBmorris

Windows Vista Business 32bit
 
 

Golden, i also use comodo dragon. better security.
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29 Apr 2014   #25
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Since Microsoft issued a statement about IE not being safe at the moment, I have been trying to figure out what browser to use as instead. I immediately decided against Chrome when I couldn't figure out how to put anything on the page (favorites, etc.) without having to copy all my information manually from IE. Likely this is not Chrome's fault, but my usual cluelessness... After having read these posts, I'm still not sure which browser to use. PC Mag rates Chrome the highest, but I trust you guys more than I trust them. I am willing to add on security, etc., but I really need a Browser for Dummies. Suggestions?
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29 Apr 2014   #26
exitPr0gram

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nottaclue9 View Post
Since Microsoft issued a statement about IE not being safe at the moment, I have been trying to figure out what browser to use as instead. I immediately decided against Chrome when I couldn't figure out how to put anything on the page (favorites, etc.) without having to copy all my information manually from IE. Likely this is not Chrome's fault, but my usual cluelessness... After having read these posts, I'm still not sure which browser to use. PC Mag rates Chrome the highest, but I trust you guys more than I trust them. I am willing to add on security, etc., but I really need a Browser for Dummies. Suggestions?
Chrome is extremely easy to use and is naturally secure. There are extensions you can add to increase the security even more.

When you say you couldn't figure out how to "put anything on the" page what page did you mean? Your home page? That is easy. You can have Chrome with either 1 home page or a lot more.

Start by going to your home page. In the top right hand corner, clicking the 3 lines button (Hover your mouse over it and it should say "Customize and Control Chrome") will brings you to a list where you click "Settings" At the settings page where the "On Start" settings are found this is exactly what your looking for.

If you want my honest opinion, Chrome is the way to go.
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29 Apr 2014   #27
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Team VUPEN is $100,000 richer because of Chrome's flaws in this year's pwn2own.

But you are correct, Chrome is less likely to have flaws because it does so much less than IE (in terms of communicating with other apps).
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29 Apr 2014   #28
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

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29 Apr 2014   #29
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Mitigation for IE vulnerability (current)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nottaclue9 View Post
Since Microsoft issued a statement about IE not being safe at the moment, I have been trying to figure out what browser to use as instead. I immediately decided against Chrome when I couldn't figure out how to put anything on the page (favorites, etc.) without having to copy all my information manually from IE. Likely this is not Chrome's fault, but my usual cluelessness... After having read these posts, I'm still not sure which browser to use. PC Mag rates Chrome the highest, but I trust you guys more than I trust them. I am willing to add on security, etc., but I really need a Browser for Dummies. Suggestions?
Take a look at this post

http://www.sevenforums.com/security-...ml#post2761676

Look at the article mentioned and apply the fix.

On my machine I had to run this instead:

regsvr32 -u "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\VGX.dll"

regsvr32 -u "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\VGX\VGX.dll"

Applied - even though I rarely use IE.

Edit: If you must use Chrome take a look at Aviator mentioned by A.Guy earlier in this thread or

https://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php

Then at least you can make an informed decision!
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29 Apr 2014   #30
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

EMET also protects against this latest, and the last they had. It causes no issues for me, hardly know it's there after setup.

The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit

A Guy
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