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6. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 26, 2015, 13:11 Baristan
 
Tom wrote on Jul 25, 2015, 13:45:
!@#$ing Norton, worse than any virus.
I do tech support for friends and family, and wholly agree. Twice this summer I received a "I think I have a virus" call. Both times there was no virus. It was Windows Update using 100% of one cpu core, caused by Norton Antivirus. One computer was running 8.1, the other Vista. Uninstalled Norton and everything ran fine again.

...How can a significant percentage of people who have used computers for the past 20+ years still not know the difference between a "program"(email client/web browser), or a "web site"...
 
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5. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 26, 2015, 13:09 Megalodon
 
TheEmissary wrote on Jul 26, 2015, 12:15:
I hope Microsoft doesn't buckle to the pressure to allow toolbar or plugins. I would probably have to say that plugins/extensions are responsible for majority of the browsers crashes I have experienced. The worst offender has got to be the Adobe flash plugin and then quickly followed up by all those AV programs that insist on you installing their web scanner.

You can make an extension API that doesn't cause browser crashes, look at Chrome. It might be more limiting but at least its something. A browser without any sort of plugin or extensions is useless.
 
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4. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 26, 2015, 12:15 TheEmissary
 
I hope Microsoft doesn't buckle to the pressure to allow toolbar or plugins. I would probably have to say that plugins/extensions are responsible for majority of the browsers crashes I have experienced. The worst offender has got to be the Adobe flash plugin and then quickly followed up by all those AV programs that insist on you installing their web scanner.  
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3. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 25, 2015, 13:45 Tom
 
!@#$ing Norton, worse than any virus.  
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2. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 25, 2015, 13:16 HoSpanky
 
Yeah, but Norton isn't about to point that out.

Also, it's only more secure if it's secure in the first place. Microsoft doesn't exactly have the best record for Browser Security.
 
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1. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 25, 2015, 12:24 eRe4s3r
 
A browser that doesn't allow extensions is more secure than installing Norton AV  
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