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Windows 7: "Allow Scripts Globally": What Does This Mean, Please

11 Apr 2016   #1

Windows 7 64bit
"Allow Scripts Globally": What Does This Mean, Please

Hello, My pc has W10 on it, so naturally I posted the following to a Forum devoted to W10. No replies. So, am taking the liberty of asking here, as this Forum has been incredible in the help it has provided me in the past. I'm assuming my "problem" is probably applicable to both W10 and W7 Can't get to a lot of sites now, due, apparently, to a "Scripts Forbidden" msg that appears on the bottom bar. Never had this before. What does it mean ? From a DELL auto update perhaps ? I use Firefox. On the upper Firefox bar I have a dropdown that says "Allow Scripts Globally (but not recommended)". Do I want to do this ? Why ? Did a program I found called No Scripts somehow get installed automatically ? How would I know ? Is it a Firefox ext. ? Not too sharp with this anymore. If someone could explain what is happening, would be most appreciative. Suggestions ? Thanks, Bob

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11 Apr 2016   #2

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
Sounds like NoScript

A screenshot would help. :)

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It sounds like the NoScript message (a Firefox Add-on).

Newly installed add-ons will normally start automatically after you restart Firefox.

If you "Allow Scripts Globally (but not recommended)" it means that all JavaScript routines will run.
"Good" scripts and "bad" scripts will not be blocked.
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11 Apr 2016   #3

Windows 7 32 bit

"Allow Scripts Globally" is tantamount to disabling the script blocker. If you don't want to have to click to allow each page the first time you visit you could use some sandbox or virtualization tool to protect your system at a lower level. Some examples are; ToolWiz Time Freeze, RollbackRX Home, Shadow Defender etc..

Different utilities tend to run better or worse on different systems. It is best to try some before you by one. Also it is a good idea to read the product's online support forum as some of them do not play well with other utilities such as disk defraggers.

On my Laptop ToolWiz Time Freeze and RollbackRX both work. Time Freeze redirects disk writes to a single file using VSS. This can slow down your system running some programs. RollbackRX takes system snapshots and has better performance. But you have to be careful how you use it. I always uninstall it before defragging, then reinstall. Also you need to uninstall before doing an image backup with a Macrium Reflect type of utility.

There are browsers that run wrapped in a sandbox. Any I have tried I wasn't thrilled enough to keep using. But you may feel differently. Some are made by the AV publishers.
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