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Re: Anti-Virus performance optimisation (Cloud?)

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:39 pm

Rich Hanson wrote:I use ScriptBlock on Chrome. It simply stops Javascript code from running unless you specifically allow it.

Thanks Rich - just installed that on my PC.

Whoops - and have already had to add two exceptions.

1. (otherwise you can't get the Smilies to work)

2. (otherwise the images of their plug-in products don't appear)

Looks like I'll have to get used to this one.

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Re: Anti-Virus performance optimisation (Cloud?)

Postby n o i s e f l e ur » Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:36 am

Yeah, you train them as you go - some are more user-friendly out of the box.

Privacy Badger's quite a good (and popular) one. NoScript (canonical!) would be quite a pain for most.

Firefox has a lot of this built right into its Tracking Protections now too. Just click the little purple shield.

For anyone just installing and using something like this for the first time I'd just like to welcome you to your new internet. You are now marginally more secure, and check out those pageloads! :)

Oh, so now you're starting to notice latency huh? Maybe change your DNS to point to something like OpenDNS and / or Google instead of your ISP. Do it at the router (or in the OS, both work).

Should be pretty zippy now.
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Re: Anti-Virus performance optimisation (Cloud?)

Postby Rich Hanson » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:45 am

I'll reiterate to add exceptions for your bank otherwise online purchasing will go awry with sites using the Mastercard/Visa security check popup thingumee.
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Re: Anti-Virus performance optimisation (Cloud?)

Postby Mike Stranks » Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:26 am

Just to add my 2p:

1) Defender
2) Malwarebytes
3) Malwarebytes AdwCleaner
4) CCleaner - on manual settings

and, of course, regular, scheduled backups... I use an automated system so don't even need to think about it.
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