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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by paublo, Oct 7, 2003.

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  1. paublo

    paublo Thread Starter

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    Sorry if this is wrong forum but i just ran a browser security check and it has problems with the Java Script.

    Question-Do I need Java Script( I download a wide variety of things)

    I have gotten some downloader viruses in the past and it suggests that removing Java Script may help, is this true?

    I currently run Spy-bot,Ad-aware,Avg 6.0(free edition)and will run House Call on-line just to be sure.

    Can I do more?

    THX.
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    I don't know what "security check" you ran. Was it referring to javascript or Java? They are not the same. You will need to provide more information.

    You need javascript. You don't need Java
     
  3. Corrosive

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    Actually, you don't need any of them. I disable Javascript for a varienty of reasons (not least because some of the tricks people use on their pages really gets on my nerves) and get on just fine. I just enable it when I need it.
     
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    Thx for your reply

    in your personell opinion < am I running enough protection not to worry(but still consider possibility) of Viruses and such

    Can and should I do More ?

    Thx Again
     
  7. Rollin' Rog

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    I'm not sure what protection you are running. I assume you have a recently updated Antivirus. Do you also have a firewall or are using XPs native firewall? If you use Internet Explorer, do you have the latest cumulative patch installed?

    If so, and your Security options are at least set to "medium", I would say you are adequate for most situations. But a lot depends on your surfing habits.
     
  8. paublo

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    Sorry, I have Avg free edition(updated), Xp firewall protection.Ad-aware and spybotS&D(run reguarly)

    I do download and delete a lot(just learning by trial and ERROR)lol

    Any advice appreciated
    Thx.
     
  9. Corrosive

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    Well, it shouldn't cause you too much hassle. Just make sure you know exactly what you are downloading. A picture of Anna Kournikova in the buff ain't gonna end in a .EXE extension y'know... :D
     
  10. paublo

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    That does'nt stand for excellent (LMAO)

    Thank You for advice.

    Any other is appreciated (need more input) lol

    Thx.
     
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