So I got Mozilla..

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Vince S., Apr 25, 2004.

  1. Vince S.

    Vince S. Resident Former Bassist

    Jan 24, 2003
    Hey all

    After a few days without a computer due to it being infested and crashed by spyware, a good friend of my dad's came over today and fixed it.

    I now use Mozilla at the recommendation of a few people on this board. But, how do I prevent spyware from being automatically downloaded?
  2. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Edit-Preferences-Navigator-Downloads- Check "Don't Download Anything."

    This keeps anything from being automatically installed. You'll get a download prompt "Do you want to Download File: XXX Freaky-Deaky Porno Dialer.dll" or whatever it is that's trying to download, and you just hit "cancel" and it doesn't get on your hard drive.

    Haven't had snoopy spyware in a looong time. Nor viruses, since most virus writers write it for Internet Explorer, not Netscape, and not Mozilla (an opensourced mod of Netscape).

    Now you have tabbed browsing. You will understand it's power and utility in a couple days.
  3. if u feel that mozilla is too slow, give firefox a try, its mozilla's browser minus all the other stuffs like mail, news...etc

    Spyware, 90% of them simply doesn't infect non-IE browsers. So u are safe, I have't got any spyware/adware at all after I switched to firefox.

    Tab-browsing, after you learned the power of it, you will also get the power of saving bookmarks in tabs. Say like there's 10 websites that you visit daily, u can open them in tabs, and bookmark them in one go. And when u launch the bookmark, all 10 of them will show up. :hyper:
  4. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Firefox is great. it is waht I am using. One good thing about open source is that if someone exploits code, ten minutes later, someone else has fixed it, so most people don't even try.
  5. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Indeed. So they just target IE. I feel Stone Age and naked when I'm forced to use IE at other people's houses.

    Mozilla or Opera, bar none (Mozilla being my preffered weapon of choice.)
  6. I tried Mozilla and while I agree its better than IE, I'm more of an Opera kind of guy.
  7. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    now go download the Mouse Gestures plug in
  8. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    I have been planning on doing this, switching to Mozilla or Firefox.

    Any other good bits of info on this subject?
  9. good bits?

    Download and give it a try, its free, you can always revert to IE if you do not like it.
  10. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Thanks Kiwlm.

    I'm going to give it a try when I get home.
  11. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    i am now converted from slimbrowser!
  12. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Can I get an Amen!

    Mozilla is a great browser!
  13. mozilla and opera both rock!

    mozilla is probably the best imo, but i do love the fact that in opera you can save all of your tabs when you exit and when you open O again itll reload each tab to the site they were at before you exited (such as a tab for talkbass, a tab for email, a tab for surfing, etc). very cool feature! (mozilla may have it too, i just dont know of it)
  14. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Tabbed browsing doesn't *sound* like it's all that useful, but it is so handy beyond belief that it's unreal.
  15. Get firefox. It rocks like none other. Also, learn the keyboard shortcuts. They help a lot. I find that I use ctrl-L, ctrl-T, and ctrl-leftmouseclick the most. Have fun with it. You won't regret downloading it. :hyper:
  16. lildrgn


    Jul 11, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    Hmm. I've done that before but couldn't get it to work right. I think it's the good ol' ID10-T error...
  17. I DLed firefox. So far I like it. Does anyone have any tips to make sure no SpyWare gets through etc ?
  18. Vince S.

    Vince S. Resident Former Bassist

    Jan 24, 2003
    Mr. QuakQuak:

    I love Mozilla! Only been 2 days without Internet Explorer, and Ad-Aware turned up ZERO spyware.
  19. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    It's the bees knees, no doubt about it. I have mine skinned with "Modern" so it's a little less blocky, and I've been happy for quite some time.

    No more Gator auto installing or any of that crap.
  20. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Yes, its quite nice.....