Re: Bad checksum on download of updates to spybot
- From: Art <null@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 23:10:35 GMT
On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 22:11:25 GMT, "Shane" <shanebeatson@xxxxxxxxx>
>> On Sun, 11 Sep 2005 13:38:11 GMT, "Shane" <shanebeatson@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> Personally I'm getting fed
>>> up with Spybot updating and immunizing issues in recent months.
>> Why are you interested in Spybot's immunize, may I ask? I see no
>> point in it for alternate browser users who have the alternate
>> browser set as the system default.
>I use IE quite a lot, Art. At least as much bugs me about Firefox as IE and
>as ComPCs says, I too use plenty enough sites that work best in IE.
I've had just a few problems with page rendering using Mozilla lately.
Even the Virus Total results come up ok now.
>I do a lot of my surfing laid back, using a wireless mouse and don't like
>that Firefox's built in Google requires hitting the Enter key of a keyboard.
>Also I mostly use XP SP2 - which has IE 6.0 SP2 (with popup blocker and
>other enhancements. When I'm not testing IE 7.0, that is, which also has
>tabbed browsing and anti-phishing and other stuff I haven't investigated
>I don't use Spybot's bad download blocker or Tea Timer (I don't even know
>what *that* one is!), just Immunize, which as far as I know just puts
>certain sites in Restricted Zone.
>I think there's no great need to set Firefox as default browser with all the
>other security enhancements in place. Experience hasn't shown a need to do
>so and whenever I've set Firefox as default I've rapidly got annoyed with
>it. I do use it a lot, but prefer IE as default. With Spybot,
>Spywareblaster, IE-Spyad, Restricted Zone maxed out, Install On Demand
>(both) disabled, a custom Cookie Handling .xml file, drag and drop disabled,
>and all the MS patches, I don't have many qualms about using IE.
Since I shun IE as much as possible, I have no need for additional
security enhancements for it. I just use it if I'm pretty sure the web
site is ok.
The reason I insist on Moz being the default browser is clickable
links. I often follow links on newsgroups to alleged dangerous sites.
And that might mean one of the unpatched IE vulnerabilities. I just
see no point in using IE, especially since CERT has advised strongly
to use a alternate browser.
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