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I'm not denying that phishing is uncommon. I'm just saying for web browsing typically you don't get phished just by browsing the internet. Mostly its through emails.

So you're saying Microsoft and Mozilla implemented Anti-Phishing techniques in their browsers for the hell of it (e.g. a semi-non-existent problem)?

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Yes links in the emails techincally use the browser (that's generally why the filter is there)

However I was referencing more going online through searches rather than clicking links in emails.

If your talking about searching sites through google etc. there's not that good of a possibility you will get phished as less clicked posts tend to fall to the back pages.

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However I was referencing more going online through searches rather than clicking links in emails.

If your talking about searching sites through google etc. there's not that good of a possibility you will get phished as less clicked posts tend to fall to the back pages.

Well, that certainly explains this approach Google has started to take recently then... ;)

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That's generally used for Malware-related sites, however, I'm sure it can and will be adopted for phishing sites in the future.

By the way, that's not how Google works (noting your reference above to less clicked links).

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Not necessarily. It depends how you define Malware, because I define it as malicious software - spyware, adware, drive by downloaders, rogue applications, keyloggers, viruses and trojans can also potentially fall into this grouping.

Cooties is such a better word ;):) OK now y'all go back to your discussion, this is fascinating, thank you!!! This site is wonderful for PreschoolTechies like me because we can learn from the experts and boy is this thread a winner! Back to our regularly scheduled programming.....argue! :)

Liz

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Cooties is such a better word ;):) OK now y'all go back to your discussion, this is fascinating, thank you!!! This site is wonderful for PreschoolTechies like me because we can learn from the experts and boy is this thread a winner! Back to our regularly scheduled programming.....argue! :)

Liz

:lol:

I love your enthusiasm Liz! :D

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"Safe Search" On google and other site it prescans the site for phishing/malware and posts a green check mark or a red X next to it.

Are you referring to SearchWiki?

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They probably will.

AVG already does this for you if you have it.

"Safe Search" On google and other site it prescans the site for phishing/malware and posts a green check mark or a red X next to it.

Waiddaminute, waiddaminute.....I just went to Google and didn't see any "Safe Search" option, where is it? Or is it an AVG thing?

See, I'm learning! :)

Thanks,

Liz

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No safe search comes with AVG 8.

It's built into AVG 8 and turned on by default.

When you do a google search AVG scans each site for you and posts a green checkmark if its ok.

Or a red check mark if it is phishing or malware.

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You're a quick poster, Scissor! Beat my edit. So, it's an AVG thing, thanks!

OK, back to the debate, get to work

Liz

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I would just like to point out that phishing and XSS can both lead to drive-by installations of malware on a machine in addition to potential identity theft. So my original point was that even if you are a safe surfer, you can still fall victim to an infection which is why every windows user who is connected to the internet should have anti-virus software.

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I would just like to point out that phishing and XSS can both lead to drive-by installations of malware on a machine in addition to potential identity theft. So my original point was that even if you are a safe surfer, you can still fall victim to an infection which is why every windows user who is connected to the internet should have anti-virus software.

1. Phishing rarely leads to malware drive by installations

2. Indirect Logic isn't equatable to direct logic

3. User's should always have AntiVirus Software installed (As I agreed in my original post) However advanced users don't need to have it actively running in their background and can instead have it for when or if they get attacked

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3. User's should always have AntiVirus Software installed (As I agreed in my original post) However advanced users don't need to have it actively running in their background and can instead have it for when or if they get attacked

Ahhhh, but thats NOT what you said in your original post. Here's what you actually said:

Personally I don't use antivirus programs. Just a waste on resources. Plus I don't visit porn sites or download misc. executables.
Now you're contradicting yourself in addition to making claims with little-to-no support.

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Switch to Avast.

AVG 8.0 is way too bloated.

AVG 7.0 was really good.

Switching to Avast was implying that users should use antivirus protection.

Ergo no contradiction.

And point taken on the demand thing. I'm working on it.

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My point was that you, scissorhands7 are foolish to not be running anti-virus software. But now I'm not sure whether you are or aren't. Do you run anti-virus software on your internet connected windows machine?

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Yes I typically startup it up and give it a scan weekly if not more.

Additionally I regularly check my processes tab and I know what every process is and how many I regularly have.

It allows me to have many more system resources to do functionality improvements and have optimal speed which I enjoy.

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Yes I typically startup it up and give it a scan weekly if not more.

Additionally I regularly check my processes tab and I know what every process is and how many I regularly have.

It allows me to have many more system resources to do functionality improvements and have optimal speed which I enjoy.

With that said, then I think our debate is null.

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