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Windows 7: Is 64bit ie8 safer to run than 32bit?

15 Aug 2010   #11
Anak

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That's what I mean, I am running win7 x64 with IE8 x32 x64 also, and I would like to run the IE8 x64 browser, but WOT only comes in x32.

I mis-understood you, at first it sounded like you were running the IE8 x64 browser with WOT.

Your running the IE8 x32 with WOT on your win7 x64, correct?


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15 Aug 2010   #12
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
That's what I mean, I am running win7 x64 with IE8 x32 x64 also, and I would like to run the IE8 x64 browser, but WOT only comes in x32.

I mis-understood you, at first it sounded like you were running the IE8 x64 browser with WOT.

Your running the IE8 x32 with WOT on your win7 x64, correct?
Yes correct, I misunderstood you, too. I thought that you felt that you could not use WOT.
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15 Aug 2010   #13
Anak

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Had to laugh.....Now that we have that out of the way..........

I could mark this solved as you have helped me answer my original question......x64 is safer than x32, but now the question is, what does one use to guide the user when using the x64 version of IE8?

I have to go now, but I will let you know tomorrow how I made out with my work buddy, and I am going to look around to see if I can find anything to answer my new question.

I went to give you some rep for your kind assistance, but I still have not reached the limit until I can get around to you yet.

I have to give you a virtual.......


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15 Aug 2010   #14
richc46

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Helping and having a good time is better than rep. When you reach the limit 15, if I help again you can remember me.
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16 Aug 2010   #15
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
...what does one use to guide the user when using the x64 version of IE8?
You can use the HOSTS file for both 64 and 32 bit:
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
Two advantages:
1) No program to install.
2) It's part of Windows not your browser.
3) You can add your own unwanted stuff to the list (like perfectly safe ad servers that just clutter up your view of frequently visited sites).

They make it sound more complicated than it needs to be since they are trying to install it with a script. All you need to do is download their hosts.zip file, unzip it, and make it replace the HOSTS file on your system by drag and drop. (The only tricky part is locating the file on your system and making it visible and replaceable, which only needs to be done once. From then on just download, drag, and drop.)
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16 Aug 2010   #16
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

If you are concerned about IE, are you running with UAC on or off?
Does IE have Protection Mode on or off?
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16 Aug 2010   #17
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
what does one use to guide the user when using the x64 version of IE8?
A DNS like Norton's.
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16 Aug 2010   #18
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The drawback when going to use the 64bit version of IE is the present problems of no 64bit Flash Player and a few other things readily available and found for the 32bit default. This has been one sort of setback where people have elected to use another browser instead.

For total isolation without even a Hosts fiile script there's one site featuring a virtual desktop and working version of IE! You simply browse with that. SilveOS.com - Silverlight operating system


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16 Aug 2010   #19
Anak

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First things first.....

Rich....I talked with my ol' work buddy about taking me off his list until I can nail down how I picked up those trojans, and I asked him what type of AV he uses. He has comcast cable, and he uses the free norton package that comes with it.

I then asked him how often he receives updates, and he thought it happens once a week. He really did not know for sure, but he told me that he has had norton flag some group emails recently, and he immediately deletes them.

I then told him that it is possible that he could of picked up a virus in between update cycles. He is going to check his system, and re-scan the emails from the beginning of this month (August).
As of this post I have not heard back from him.

As an aside.....

I searched the comcast security page, and I did not see any information on how often they update norton, just that it is automatic system wide.

I found another recent (081609) link on the norton forums: Re: Downloader Infection - Norton Community, and floplot's second post struck a chord with her/his advice about disabling temp files in java; java updater, and java script in adobe reader........Both of the trojans I picked up were associated with java, and I am trying that advice now.
The only thing I have noticed so far that uses it is the clock on the national weather services' page.

So...That is where I stand for now. I will contact the mods to mark this thread solved, but on-going, especially after I answer the following four replies.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
You can use the HOSTS file for both 64 and 32 bit:
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
Two advantages:
1) No program to install.
2) It's part of Windows not your browser.
3) You can add your own unwanted stuff to the list (like perfectly safe ad servers that just clutter up your view of frequently visited sites).

They make it sound more complicated than it needs to be since they are trying to install it with a script. All you need to do is download their hosts.zip file, unzip it, and make it replace the HOSTS file on your system by drag and drop. (The only tricky part is locating the file on your system and making it visible and replaceable, which only needs to be done once. From then on just download, drag, and drop.)
Hi! roncerr,

I had been reading up on the HOSTS file a while ago, but I got off on a siding, and have not been back.
Thank You for jogging my memory, Do you use it? You may see a post by me asking for help!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
If you are concerned about IE, are you running with UAC on or off?
Does IE have Protection Mode on or off?
Hi! Logicearth, On to both questions

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
what does one use to guide the user when using the x64 version of IE8?
A DNS like Norton's.
I will have to check with my verizon ISP if they offer any free packages, being on a fixed income (retired), my DW and me need to watch our budget.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
The drawback when going to use the 64bit version of IE is the present problems of no 64bit Flash Player and a few other things readily available and found for the 32bit default. This has been one sort of setback where people have elected to use another browser instead.

For total isolation without even a Hosts fiile script there's one site featuring a virtual desktop and working version of IE! You simply browse with that. SilveOS.com - Silverlight operating system
If that is your browser desktop, I like that! I will have to look into that.
I already have some type of Silverlight installed. Thank You Night Hawk.
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16 Aug 2010   #20
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That site I thought was originally named or nicknamed the "Windows4All" site when first seen a few years back. Notice that the SF main page shows me logged in already while I never signed into anything at the site there!

Comcast eh? I know that one as well as Verizon but never use any of their av programs to start with! No Way! I hand pick rather then jumping on what any ISP promotes as a rule. Again the software companies tend to work hand in hand with the ISPs there too.

You may want to run some other system sweepers anyways even if you track one particular bug since one may bring others later! Lately when getting one older system up and having recovered files from a first drive a good scan revealed a downloader along with several other trojans. The I-Worm left the system wide open for them that had been cleaned off!
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