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Scilicet
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Re: I got hacked!

Thanks. I always do most of the stuff that you've suggested, but I will look into the links that you posted. I think that I will look into a good network analyzer as well. One thing I have found with Firefox is that updates usually don't include my Norton and Constand Guard add-ons so I get excluded from their DNS servers. So I am not warned about bad sites or bad downloads. Version 16.0.2 allows them, but v17.0.1 does not. This is a real problem for me with Firefox. Nevertheless, I always use noscript and adblock plus. I need a browser that doesn't have these incompatibilities and, as you know, Windows Explorer doesn't stop scripts. This particular hacker managed to get past all these, so called, security features anyway.
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TheJoker
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Re: I got hacked!

One way to check before opening the page is to use Norton Safe Web and check a link before you go there:
»safeweb.norton.com/

It does require JavaScript to be enabled, so you would have to allow that site with NoScript.

There is also McAfee's SiteAdvisor (also requires JavaScript to be enabled):
»www.siteadvisor.com/
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Norton Safe Search is not compatible with Firefox v17.0.1 as it is with MS Internet Explorer and doesn't display Norton approved websites as shown above.


TheJoker
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Norton Safe Web, which was what I mentioned, is a web page you go to and enter the address you want to check to see if they assess it as safe (just like the McAfee link I gave). It's not a plug-in. Firefox can update and break many plug-ins, but either site to check to see if a specific page is safe will still work.

Here are the links again:
»safeweb.norton.com/
»www.siteadvisor.com/
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