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Old 11-16-2009, 09:28 PM
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I install Web Of Trust on all the computers that I work on, to help prevent viruses, spyware, and to worn people of scams, do you do this aswell?
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:44 PM
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I do this aswell, many customers are appreciative for the extra protection against malware
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:48 PM
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Absolutely! Be sure and turn off the one built into IE so you don't double up.

www.mywot.com

Also, this list may be of interest -- Layer of Security
http://www.technibble.com/forums/sho...67&postcount=6

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Old 11-16-2009, 11:27 PM
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Always! Although I am often contacted by clients requesting instructions on how to remove it. What is it they say "you can take a horse to water"?
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I just started doing this as well. I've gotten nothing but positive feedback from customers in regards to this.
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Old 11-17-2009, 03:15 AM
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Clients tend to like the added safety they feel I find, just a bit of concerned they get too relaxed on things though...time will tell, no matter what you try to teach them somehow they'll make a mess eventually.

I use WOT and Dr. Web as well, scans links before download and easy Firefox addon.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:03 AM
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Whenever I see a customer who doesn't have a third party web browser installed I always recommend either Firefox or Opera (and soon, Chrome...once it leaves beta). With firefox I install Web of Trust and Adblock Plus. I never really used Opera- so I don't know what to addon for those few customers who pick it. (Tweak, care to give me some suggestions?)
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:57 AM
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Whenever I see a customer who doesn't have a third party web browser installed I always recommend either Firefox or Opera (and soon, Chrome...once it leaves beta). With firefox I install Web of Trust and Adblock Plus. I never really used Opera- so I don't know what to addon for those few customers who pick it. (Tweak, care to give me some suggestions?)
Opera can use both WOT and Dr Web link scanning, but honestly with Avira installed many times I find that it finds things while surfing in Opera and kills for me, it seems to scan Operas cache folder "on the fly" while surfing i guess, I add in urlfilter.ini which blocks adds and otherwise I have no issues after years with Opera as it does not have builtin support for activex or vbs scripts the way IE would it is thus already more secure "out of the box". Hope that helps some, I'll do my best to help with more questions in this area, I don't like to use FF personally and prefer ONLY to use Opera, FF & IEI use to make comparisons on occasion though.


urlfilter.ini-Opera: http://www.fanboy.co.nz/adblock/opera/

WOT-Opera: http://www.mywot.com/en/blog/wot-boo...fari-and-opera

Dr Web-Opera: http://www.freedrweb.com/linkchecker/opera/
IE/FF/Opera: http://www.freedrweb.com/linkchecker/

I posted a few apps as an all in one solution that would suit most people a few weeks back which included these as well.
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I install this after every malware removal. Customers love the guidance it provides as well as the simplicity. However, I make sure that they understand that it is not perfect and it shouldn't be the only thing they rely on. I tell them that if the MUST visit a red or yellow site to be sure to do a scan with MBAM after wards.I explain that unrated sites are risky as well and to stay away from them unless its a local business.

Basically I go out of my way to explain as much as I can to every client after a malware removal or tune-up. Since these services are flat rate I'm not making any extra money for doing so. Once my podcast is up I won't have to spend extra time teaching these things and I will just refer them to my podcast.
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To expand on the post I made above I was free to sit around today after routine surgery yesterday and found some interesting and somewhat useful things I figured I'd share...

http://www.linkextend.com/

http://toolbar.netcraft.com/

http://www.mywot.com/ already known, just in the list

http://www.requestpolicy.com/

http://interclue.com/

Unsure but interesting...sadly only for 32bit....

http://www.artificialdynamics.com/co...l-edition.aspx
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