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Windows 7: "Scripts"; Running Of Danger ?

06 Sep 2016   #1
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
"Scripts"; Running Of Danger ?

Hello,

I use Firefox.

Guess I have an add-on that prevents "Scripts Being Used"

Keeps coming up for most sites I visit, and then I have to do a manual "allow".
Driving me crazy.

Just how dangerous is it really to simply allow Scripts for Everything ?
What do all you folks do ?

Thanks,
B.


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06 Sep 2016   #2
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11 View Post
Hello,

I use Firefox.

Guess I have an add-on that prevents "Scripts Being Used"
Perhaps NoScript?

Quote:
Keeps coming up for most sites I visit, and then I have to do a manual "allow".
Driving me crazy.
There is a bit of a learning curve.
But it's an important security extension to help keep you safe.

Quote:
Just how dangerous is it really to simply allow Scripts for Everything ?


Incredibly dangerous.
Even on "safe" websites.


Quote:
What do all you folks do ?

Thanks,
B.
I would continue to use NoScript.
I would make sure to have a robust realtime antivirus, plus a robust realtime anti-malware, such as MBAM Premium.
I would suggest adding Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit. The Free version shields browsers and plug-ins (the most common sources of exploits these days). The paid, Premium version shields browsers, plug-ins, a range of other applications (such as "Office" and PDF readers), as well as nearly any internet-facing application. Another paid alternative would be HitmanPro Alert.
I would consult a number of excellent, detailed web-based resources with advice about how to stay safe online.

HTH,
MM
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06 Sep 2016   #3
z3r010

 

Noscript is a pain, websites run scripts for all sorts of functionality and it causes lots of issues for it's users - 99% of issues that users have with our sites is down to noscript being installed in thier browsers.
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06 Sep 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Only thing I don't do is have Oracle java or Adobe flash installed and pretty much where most security holes are associated with.

If I do have flash installed I do not leave it active all the time and adjust it's settings to ask me or to never activate.
No script well some people use it along with flash block but as you state they are both a pain and usually block way too much and break every website adding more issues than they are supposed to cure
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06 Sep 2016   #5
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Noscript is a pain, websites run scripts for all sorts of functionality and it causes lots of issues for it's users - 99% of issues that users have with our sites is down to noscript being installed in thier browsers.
Well, that's a bummer.
I've never had a problem with it.
But I've been using it for so long, it's pretty much second-nature.

I suppose that -- for some users -- it could be confusing.

I just worry about a basic computer user having no protection against malicious scripts....

There are advantages/disadvantages to everything.
Perhaps adding a layer of Anti-Exploit protection might be a good idea for @Robert11.
MBAE Free is a no-muss, no-fuss, no-user-interaction required application, once installed.
(The paid alternatives offer more features and shielded applications, but do require some user input.)

Agree with NO JAVA, absolutely NO JAVA.
Not sure one can get by 100% without Flash Player these days; but, of course, it must be kept updated....

Cheers,
MM
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06 Sep 2016   #6
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Also...

...a few other forum members weighed in about this in your other thread a while back:

"Allow Scripts Globally": What Does This Mean, Please

Cheers,
MM
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06 Sep 2016   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I must be one of the lucky ones. I haven't used (Noscript) for years.

I tried (Noscript) a long time ago and it was nothing but a hassle.
Noscript couldn't tell good script from bad script.

I like security programs but I don't like such programs that argue with me all the time.

Just my opinion.

Jack
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06 Sep 2016   #8
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

No problem here with NS.
I pretty much block everything by default, except on a very few, known, safe sites.
I do very little tweaking of the deep settings (and I agree those are daunting and perhaps a bit over-engineered).
The other advantage of having it is that it speeds page loading, because all the background junk is blocked.

But to each his own.

MM
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06 Sep 2016   #9
margrave

Size 12
 
 

Tried it.
Suffered from it.
Chucked it out.
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06 Sep 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Depends what you're doing html5 is all I need so far
I broke down a while back to test my internet speed and install flash object pitty the wretched test requires it I when a long long time without it
But curiosity always eats the cat
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