Firefox and Ad-aware

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Corse, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. Corse

    Corse Guest

    I've noticed that since I started using Firefox, Ad-aware isn't finding so
    much spyware on my hard drive. Is that because Ad-aware doesn't work with
    Firefox or is it because Firefox doesn't 'attract' spyware. I'd like to
    assume the latter but am not sure. Anyone know?


    Thanks,
    Corse
     
    Corse, Jun 30, 2004
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  2. Corse

    .BRIAN. Guest

    On 6/29/2004 11:51 PM, Corse wrote:
    > I've noticed that since I started using Firefox, Ad-aware isn't finding so
    > much spyware on my hard drive. Is that because Ad-aware doesn't work with
    > Firefox or is it because Firefox doesn't 'attract' spyware. I'd like to
    > assume the latter but am not sure. Anyone know?
    >
    >


    Ad-Aware scans your computer for files... not by working *with* your
    browser ;-)

    --
    Brian
     
    .BRIAN., Jun 30, 2004
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  3. From Corse on 30/Jun/2004 03:51:

    > I've noticed that since I started using Firefox, Ad-aware isn't finding so
    > much spyware on my hard drive. Is that because Ad-aware doesn't work with
    > Firefox or is it because Firefox doesn't 'attract' spyware. I'd like to
    > assume the latter but am not sure. Anyone know?
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Corse
    >
    >

    Ah Hah!!

    You've discovered the joys of DUMPING Microsoft!

    No IE = Less trash

    --
    Julian Knight, http://www.knightnet.org.uk/
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Security, Directory, Messaging, Network & PC Consultant
    Instant Messaging:Jabber=, Yahoo!=knighjm
     
    Julian Knight, Jul 7, 2004
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  4. Corse

    Courtney Guest

    Julian Knight wrote:

    > From Corse on 30/Jun/2004 03:51:
    >
    >> I've noticed that since I started using Firefox, Ad-aware isn't
    >> finding so
    >> much spyware on my hard drive. Is that because Ad-aware doesn't work
    >> with
    >> Firefox or is it because Firefox doesn't 'attract' spyware. I'd like to
    >> assume the latter but am not sure. Anyone know?
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> Corse
    >>
    >>

    > Ah Hah!!
    >
    > You've discovered the joys of DUMPING Microsoft!
    >
    > No IE = Less trash
    >


    Actually, neither is correct. IE is the most common browser out there,
    written for (surprise) the most common user operating system out there.
    Now, if you were writing spyware/adware, who are you going to write it for?

    If FireFox ever becomes the most popular browser out, you'll be praising
    the glorius days of IE.

    courtney sends....
     
    Courtney, Jul 7, 2004
    #4
  5. Corse

    Pun Krocker Guest

    On this day, 07/Jul/04 18:27, Courtney said the following:
    > Julian Knight wrote:
    >
    >> From Corse on 30/Jun/2004 03:51:
    >>
    >>> I've noticed that since I started using Firefox, Ad-aware isn't
    >>> finding so
    >>> much spyware on my hard drive. Is that because Ad-aware doesn't work
    >>> with
    >>> Firefox or is it because Firefox doesn't 'attract' spyware. I'd like to
    >>> assume the latter but am not sure. Anyone know?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Thanks,
    >>> Corse
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Ah Hah!!
    >>
    >> You've discovered the joys of DUMPING Microsoft!
    >>
    >> No IE = Less trash
    >>

    >
    > Actually, neither is correct. IE is the most common browser out there,
    > written for (surprise) the most common user operating system out there.
    > Now, if you were writing spyware/adware, who are you going to write it for?
    >
    > If FireFox ever becomes the most popular browser out, you'll be praising
    > the glorius days of IE.
    >
    > courtney sends....


    Partly true, but the M$ development team has done nothing about it, I am
    sure the Moz team would be on the case a lot quicker ;-)



    --
    d[®_®]b PK

    "Rock journalism is people who can't write
    interviewing people who can't talk
    for people who can't read."
     
    Pun Krocker, Jul 7, 2004
    #5
  6. Corse

    Jim K Guest

    Pun Krocker wrote:

    > On this day, 07/Jul/04 18:27, Courtney said the following:
    >
    >> Julian Knight wrote:
    >>
    >>> From Corse on 30/Jun/2004 03:51:
    >>>
    >>>> I've noticed that since I started using Firefox, Ad-aware isn't
    >>>> finding so
    >>>> much spyware on my hard drive. Is that because Ad-aware doesn't
    >>>> work with
    >>>> Firefox or is it because Firefox doesn't 'attract' spyware. I'd
    >>>> like to
    >>>> assume the latter but am not sure. Anyone know?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks,
    >>>> Corse
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> Ah Hah!!
    >>>
    >>> You've discovered the joys of DUMPING Microsoft!
    >>>
    >>> No IE = Less trash
    >>>

    >>
    >> Actually, neither is correct. IE is the most common browser out there,
    >> written for (surprise) the most common user operating system out
    >> there. Now, if you were writing spyware/adware, who are you going to
    >> write it for?
    >>
    >> If FireFox ever becomes the most popular browser out, you'll be
    >> praising the glorius days of IE.
    >>
    >> courtney sends....

    >
    >
    > Partly true, but the M$ development team has done nothing about it, I am
    > sure the Moz team would be on the case a lot quicker ;-)
    >
    >
    >

    The Mozilla team is already working on the issue about malicious XPI
    files. See bug 241705
    <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=241705>. A few malicious
    XPI files are appearing, and the Mozilla team is already fixing that issue.

    The M$ team is finally doing something about ActiveX in XP SP2, but they
    waited for it to get bad. Of course, this does not even begin to cover
    all of the other flaws in IE.
     
    Jim K, Jul 7, 2004
    #6
  7. Fair Comment but don't let every one know.

    Know wot I mean a all that stuff guv.
    "Courtney" <> wrote in message
    news:BoWGc.6905$r3.2179@okepread03...
    > Julian Knight wrote:
    >
    > > From Corse on 30/Jun/2004 03:51:
    > >
    > >> I've noticed that since I started using Firefox, Ad-aware isn't
    > >> finding so
    > >> much spyware on my hard drive. Is that because Ad-aware doesn't work
    > >> with
    > >> Firefox or is it because Firefox doesn't 'attract' spyware. I'd like

    to
    > >> assume the latter but am not sure. Anyone know?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Thanks,
    > >> Corse
    > >>
    > >>

    > > Ah Hah!!
    > >
    > > You've discovered the joys of DUMPING Microsoft!
    > >
    > > No IE = Less trash
    > >

    >
    > Actually, neither is correct. IE is the most common browser out there,
    > written for (surprise) the most common user operating system out there.
    > Now, if you were writing spyware/adware, who are you going to write it

    for?
    >
    > If FireFox ever becomes the most popular browser out, you'll be praising
    > the glorius days of IE.
    >
    > courtney sends....
     
    Linda Leverno, Jul 10, 2004
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