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Avira Browser Safety BETA for Chrome, Firefox, Opera

Question: Avira Browser Safety BETA for Chrome, Firefox, Opera

Avira Browser Safety: Apply for Beta Testing





A future without toolbars


We are proud to announce that Avira Browser Safety V1.0 Beta (ABS) is now available. Available initially for Google Chrome, and later for other browsers, ABS will eliminate the traditional toolbar, while providing a safe and aesthetically pleasing user experience. Unlike the previous ?Searchfree Toolbar? developed and built by our partner Ask, ABS is built from scratch by the Avira Browser Safety development team. Working with our Avira URL Cloud team, and integrating market leading privacy technology from our partner Abine for ?Do Not Track Me? capability, ABS is leading the way toward a future without toolbars.
The initial beta release, V1.0, will match the same features in the current toolbar. This includes;


Safe Search
Safe Browsing
Do Not Track Me
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Preferred Solution: Avira Browser Safety BETA for Chrome, Firefox, Opera

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Answer: Avira Browser Safety BETA for Chrome, Firefox, Opera

Thanks for sharing. Lots of beta versions from AVIRA. I like them

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Version 1.0 of Avira Browser Safety for Internet Explorer

Includes all functionality we are currently offering for Firefox and Chrome
Currently limited to Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 10 and 11
Windows 8 as well as Internet Explorer 9 support will follow later.
Please keep in mind this is V1.0 for IE, in case you experience any issues use the bug report form
Known issues

UI is not inserted on several pages (e.g. "http://www.bing.com/search?q=test ").
UI fails sometimes to render Avira Offers.
Icon doesn't work on "avira.com ".
Icon responds with a noticeable delay after using it on a page with Avira Offers.
Installation

Close Internet Explorer
Run "avira_browser_safety_IE_1.0_beta.msi".
Open IE and click "Enable" on the prompt (see "enable_addon.png" attached). ABS will work for all the tabs being opened after that click. To avoid misleading with already opened tabs, it's better to restart IE.
Notes:

ABS icon appears in the "Command bar" of IE which is hidden by default. You might want to enable it in "View -> Toolbars -> Command bar"
Add-on version is "1.0.0.0" for now, but we'll change that to keep same versions in all browsers.
https://betacenter.avira.com
 

Answer:Avira Browser Safety beta for Internet Explorer

Version 1.4.3 of Avira Browser Safety for Internet Explorer

Added update functionality.
With this new version we added a self-update functionality into the Avira Browser Safety extension for Internet Explorer. The version you are downloading here is always going to update itself every 6 hours to the latest beta version.
If you are currently testing Avira System Speedup you might encounter a pop-up telling you that a windows scheduler task has been added during the installation of ABS for IE. This is intended and will be improved in the future to make it more user-friendly.
Once the update has been triggered automatically after 6 hours you should receive the version 1.4.3.406.

https://betacenter.avira.com
 

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Dear Adguard users!

Today we've released new beta-versions of Adguard browser extensions.

The main change is an opportunity to use ABP subscriptions.

Beta versions available by these links:
Adguard for Chrome and Opera
Adguard for Firefox

We are looking forward to receiving your feedback!
Source
 

Answer:Adguard for Chrome/Firefox/Opera beta 1.0.3

Thanks for the info Petrovic
 

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Only milliseconds separate Internet Explorer 9 from the fastest-browser-in-the-world spot. Microsoft released the final Platform Preview Build of IE9 yesterday, with v1.9.7.9.16.6000 now available for download for testers around the world. With the advent of Platform Preview 4, Internet Explorer 9 has suffered massive JavaScript-related improvements, with the new Chakra engine now a part of the browser’s core, but also with a boost in terms of JS performance. IE9 Platform Preview 4 1.9.7.9.16.6000 is now faster than the same of the recent Firefox 4.0 Beta 2 releases, and also faster than Safari 5.0. In fact, the latest development milestone of Internet Explorer 9 is the fourth fastest browser in the world, according to the scores in the Webkit Sunspider JavaScript benchmark.
http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/...4sunspider.jpg

IE9 Preview 4 vs. Firefox 4.0 Beta, Chrome 6.0 Dev, Opera 10.6, Safari 5.0 - IE9 just milliseconds away from the fastest-browser-in-the-world spot - Softpedia

Answer:E9 Preview 4 vs. Firefox 4.0 Beta, Chrome 6.0 Dev, Opera 10.6, Safari

IMO, once you get down to ~500 milliseconds, you're not going to see a real difference between browsers. For example, 450 and 550 ms are almost indistinguishable to typical human senses, as far as I know. But kudos to IE for finally getting in that range!

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Today I installed Avira free on my desktop computer and I noticed that there isn't web protection component without custom install. Does Browser Safety completely cover this component's function?

If there is a malicious element in a webpage, will ABS block it, or the URL must be generally blacklisted in Avira's servers as malicious so to be blocked? I don't know if this question has a point as I don't know if web protection component worked this way.
Any information?
Thanks.
 

Answer:Avira free & Avira Browser Safety

Answer is here..
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=2354043&postcount=1559
 

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Please, tell me, how good is the Opera browser vs main competitors (mainly, vs IE, Edge, Chrome, Firefox). I used Firefox in Windows XP, 7, 8.1. I am not satisfied with how to run Firefox in Windows 10 (in Windows 10 is slower in my pc). I tested the browser and I liked his speed and security.
 

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Hi

I m finding the best info to remove cache, cookies, addressbar history of browsers like Google Chorme, Firefox 3.6.3, Opera 10.53.

Anyone help me to doing this or any such tool which works perfectly?

Thx in advanced
 

Answer:Removing browser history from Chrome, Firefox, Opera

Each of those programs offers a way to do what you wish. Cannot remember where, but you can go to their websites, or just look through all the stuff at the top headers of each program. They are very thorough.
 

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Long have browser vendors such as Mozilla, Google, Safari and Opera fought over which browser is the fastest in the world with no real contest from Microsoft. This has all changed today, with the latest developer preview, Internet Explorer 9 claims the no. 1 spot in the Webkit Sunspider JavaScript microbenchmark.

The Redmond company just released the seventh Platform Preview of IE9, and the Build is faster that Chrome 8.0 Beta, Opera 11 Alpha, Opera 10.63, Chrome 7.0, Firefox 4.0 Beta 7, Safari 5.0.2 and Firefox 3.6.

But although this is a first for the software giant, Microsoft is not really celebrating. And the reason has been stated time and again by Dean Hachamovitch, Corporate Vice President, Internet Explorer, and other members of the IE team.

No benchmark, and certainly no microbenchmark, Webkit Sunspider included, is capable of reflecting the actual performance of IE9 or rival browsers. Instead, SunSpider is focused on a single aspect, namely JavaScript.


IE9 Is the Fastest Browser, Overtakes Chrome 8.0, Opera 11, Firefox 4.0 - Softpedia

Answer:IE9 Is the Fastest Browser, Overtakes Chrome 8.0, Opera 11, Firefox 4.

I know I am going for it as soon as its out of Beta.

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Web Browser Grand Prix 7: Firefox 7, Chrome 14, Opera 11.51.

Table of contents

* 1. Web Browser Grand Prix 7
* 2. The Top Five Web Browsers
* 3. Test Setup And Methodology
* 4. Benchmark Results: Startup Times
* 5. Benchmark Results: Page Load Times
* 6. Benchmark Results: JavaScript, CSS, And DOM
* 7. Benchmark Results: HTML5 Performance
* 8. Tom's Hardware Exclusive: Peacekeeper 2.0
* 9. Benchmark Results: Flash Performance

* 10. Benchmark Results: Java And Silverlight
* 11. Benchmark Results: HTML5 Hardware Acceleration
* 12. Benchmark Results: WebGL Performance
* 13. Page Load Reliability
* 14. Memory Efficiency
* 15. Standards Conformance
* 16. Benchmark Analysis
* 17. The Crowning Of A Champion

Mozilla released the hotly-anticipated Firefox 7 two days ago. Does it deliver on the promise of speed and memory improvements? Does Firefox 7 have what it takes to dethrone current Web Browser Grand Prix champion, Google Chrome? Read on to find out!Click to expand...

-- Tom
 

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Now that Mozilla has finally released Firefox 4 to the masses, it?s time for a BIG browser benchmark where we take the leading browsers and pit them against four of the toughest benchmark tests available to see which is the tortoise, and which is the hare.

Note: This post has been updated for the final release of Firefox 4.Click to expand...
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/ie9-vs-chrome-10-vs-firefox-4-vs-opera-1101-vs-safari-5-the-big-browser-benchmark/12023?tag=mantle_skin;content
 

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BrowserEfficiencyTest is a Selenium WebDriver based web browser test automation project written in C#. It allows you to run through common tasks done in browsers (look through a Facebook feed, go through some emails, browse the news) done in multiple tabs, and uses Windows Performance Recorder to measure how much power, CPU, or other resources were used in order to accomplish those tasks. It currently supports:

Microsoft Edge
Google Chrome
Firefox
Opera
Get on Github: GitHub - MicrosoftEdge/BrowserEfficiencyTest: BrowserEfficiencyTest is a Selenium WebDriver based web browser test automation project.

According to our tests on the Windows 10 Creators Update ? based on an open-source test which simulates typical browsing activities across multiple tabs ? Microsoft Edge uses up to 31% less power than Google Chrome, and up to 44% less than Mozilla Firefox.


Direct measurements of average power consumption during typical browsing activities (source code).Click to expand...

Source: Better battery life with Microsoft Edge - Microsoft Edge Dev Blog
 

Answer:Browser Efficiency Test - Edge vs Chrome, Firefox and Opera

hey spawn do u use edge? if so, how do u get HTTPs everywhere on it? or do u not rly need it?
 

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Avira just release an newer version of Avira Browser Safety so I decide to share it with the community.

Information and Download: Avira Browser Safety - Free security add-on with anti tracking

 

Answer:Avira Browser Safety 2.0.0

A great browser security extension for sure. I recommend it.
 

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Read full article: Is Avira Browser Safety a Necessary Extension?

I understand there are many die-hard users of Avira and other Web Protection add-on's, so I advise to read the article before saying it's garbage. This article was posted in February 2017 and features or functionality of Avira Browser Safety may have changed since. However, I do agree with most arguments made and I find them a valid reason not to use or be dependent on ABS.
Tracking Protection

You won?t find many options to configure using Browser Safety. Click the extension?s icon on your toolbar and you?ll see that it automatically blocks all kinds of tracking around the web. ABS also enables Do Not Track in your browser, but most sites don?t honor this.Click to expand...
Web Protection

In Google and Bing searches, you?ll see a little a green check or red X to show if a site is safe or not. If you try to visit a website that ABS thinks is unsafe, it will block your access. Clicking Take me away! redirects you to Avira SafeSearch. This is an inferior search engine that still includes unsafe sites in its results page for some reason.Click to expand...


Having the extension block unsafe sites and label them in Google is mostly redundant. Modern browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Edge know which sites contain malware and already warn you when accessing them. Google is smart about dangerous sites and won?t recommend them at the top of its results.Click to expand...
PUP Protec... Read more

Answer:Why you don't need Avira Browser Safety

Very informative share Spawn, Thanks
 

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Hello All,

I would like to know if this is true!
 

Answer:Is Avira Browser Safety back?

No it doesn't seem so, as this address redirects to the Avira Safe Shopping extension, which is the new name of Avira Browser Safety if i'm not mistaken. It does the same job as a web blocker, but also redirects you to "safe shopping sites". And by that it means when shopping Avira will propose to redirect you to affiliate websites to make some extra cash. Something i really don't like in a security company...
 

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So, I uninstalled Avira free from my computer, removed the plugins from my browsers, and also deleted the leftover folders from my hard drive. As far as I'm concerned Avira should be completely gone from my PC, but its not :/

Recently I clean installed Chrome (yes, I deleted the old Chrome folders before reinstalling) just to fix some errors I was having and noticed that Avira Browser Safety was trying to install itself!

I was under the impression that Avira was gone because I uninstalled it and deleted the folders but obviously some leftover is hiding on my PC somewhere :/

Does anyone know where its hiding so I can get rid of it? Its unacceptable that such a reputable company would do something so annoying :/
 

Answer:Avira Browser Safety Removal

did you sync your extensions to google? If you do so all your old extensions might install itself again.
 

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The Avira Browser safety is getting a new feature ? an ad blocker. The Adblocker will be integrated into our Avira Browser Safety and its usage is very straightforward. For now, the test will run on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome only.
 

Answer:Avira Browser safety with Adblocker

Thanks for the share I'm looking forward to testing this out.
 

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New version, 2.4.2.1650 released, 7 June 2017

But it's powered by Adguard......?

If so then it's no point installing it if you have uBlock Origin/Adblock Genesis

Is Avira Browser Safety a Necessary Extension?
 

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I tried all these extensions, they are very fast and I like their graphics. What's your opnion on these extensions?
 

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Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera: which one is the most powerful browser? As the window to your online world, your browser is probably one of the most important programs you have on your computer. For this reason, we decided to put the top four to the test to see how they stack up against each other.
Unsurprisingly, not all browsers are created equally. Some have more experience, like Internet Explorer, others are open source, like Firefox, some are sponsored, like Google Chrome, while some are shy, like Opera. To properly compare these browsers, we did an objective test in a controlled environment.

We used a computer with Windows 7 (which is why we excluded Safari from the list), and established criteria to define the winners: speed, memory usage, and web performance (speed and efficiency). Here, the tests are strictly based on objective rather than subjective criteria, because at the end of the day, personal taste always comes into play when choosing your browser.

For a full explanation of exactly how we carried out our tests, check out the complete methodology we used for the browser comparison.

To make it even easier, consider each browser like a car: each one serves the same purpose, but some are more suitable than others depending on what you need it for. You wouldn't use a Range Rover to drive around a race track, just like you wouldn't use a Lamborghini for off-roading.

With this analogy in mind, let's see how the browsers stack up in ... Read more

Answer:Softonic's Browser Comparison: Head-to-head with Chrome, Firefox, IE and Opera

Greeting!

Thank you! For sharing the information!
 

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Avira offers more than just an anti-virus (AV). Features that go beyond AV got integrated years ago (does anyone of you remember specific anti-spyware programs ?). I prefer to define what we offer as an add-on-security solution ? AV is shorter, but also less correct. Nonetheless shorter won.

Now we are about to stretch even further and integrate a browser into our eco system. And in case you are wondering: There are very good reasons for that.

Nowadays the top use-case for a computer is to access the internet using a browser. The infrastructure of the internet is run by different entities (routers, DNS, servers). The homepages contain executable code that is run in the browser. Manifold data formats are used in the net (HTML, JS, CSS, PNG, SVG, video formats, ?). All in all it?s a well connected and extremely complex system. And it is used to access valuable data (online banking, shopping, medical research, looking for a new job, ?) ? a disaster waiting to happen.

The browser developers (Mozilla and community, Google and community and Microsoft) are putting lots of resources into securing those browsers. And they are doing a very impressive job.

But the threats online are not getting less. There are a lot of them: Phising, insecure Wifis, malware drive-by, trackers, ? you name them!

This needs fixing.

Basically there are three points to secure:
The client (your PC and browser): Detect attacks and block them
The Internet infrastructure (like Wifis): End-to-... Read more

Answer:Avira's own Secure Browser BETA released

Looks good i will have to test it out
 

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OMFG.It's too fast for me to handle it :P And if you google Opera 10 Tweaks... You'll find GREAT ways to speed up your browsing speed. Im jst sayin', i love it now XD

Answer:Opera 10 Beta Browser!!

Not so much luck here, tried Opera10 RC and.......well! it's gone after a couple of hours, I'll give it a go when the final version comes along in a few days .

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The latest wave of upcoming changes to the world's two most used Web browsers, jointly responsible for easily three-fourths of the Internet's HTTP requests, has nearly everyone in the business rethinking the meaning of "quality" as it pertains to browser architecture. While their arguments start with the usual reminders that folks just want to see their pages load faster, before too long, they wander into dissertations about the methods architects use to achieve the appearance of loading faster. . . especially when they actually don't.

In preparing to test Microsoft's first Internet Explorer 9 public beta, released last week, and Mozilla's public Firefox 4 beta, released late last month, the advice I received most often fell into two departments: 1) Pay more attention to graphics rendering, since new browsers will be spending more time processing Web apps than just displaying pages; 2) start paying attention to how browsers utilize memory and CPU cycles. Since my smarter readers are typically right, that's what I've done in crafting my all-new browser performance test suite.



In the first round of total scores for the latest beta builds, the first IE9 beta has squeaked by the latest FF4 beta by about 8%. These scores take into account four major departments: computational ability (30%), rendering ability (30%), scalability (losing less processing ability over time as processing jobs scale up, 20%), and now, hardware utilization efficiency (20%). In... Read more

Answer:Firefox 4 beta loses to IE9 beta in browser speed, efficiency tests

I'm all for fast processing on my computer, but I'll be honest in that I don't really feel much difference whatsoever between IE, Firefox, Chrome and Opera and it's been like that for me over the past 2-3 years. My reasons for liking Firefox so much have to do with features coming sooner (pop-up blocker, tabbed browsing, add-on support, tear off tabs) and familiarity with the product(when you spend so much time with something, it becomes second nature.). So, for me, unless another tool comes that does something radically better, I'm not even inclined to give the other products a chance. People can rant and rave about speed all they want...but it's one of the lowest factors in the mix for me.

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Ok a few interesting notes.. and questions.

I've noticed in FF3 beta 4, it is REALLY fast. Youtube videos load so much faster. In fact, I like everything about it - except one thing. I notice abnormally high CPU usage. I noticed this in FF2 as well. With three tabs open - yahoo, msn, and google, I notice hovering around 20-30% cpu usage. When I minimize it is still this high. When I close FF, it goes back down to the normal 4/5%. In Opera, it is around 6% with the same tabs open.
With youtube open FF takes up about 40% of my cpu.
Opera 9.26
This is a great browser and also very fast. However, for some reason youtube videos will not play. It will just get stuck on that circle of dots forever, and never play the video. I've been fussing around with the preferences.; The only things I changed were increasing the cache, and increasing total connections to 64.

Appreciate any help from anyone who's used both these browsers and can give advice,

Thanks
 

Answer:Opera 9.26 vs Firefox 3 beta 4 - high CPU usage

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Opera 10.60 Beta Released, Fastest Browser Gets Even Faster
Someone must have flipped a switch over at the Opera headquarters in Norway. The developers of the popular Opera browser have accelerated development of the browser over the last months.
The release of the highly acclaimed Opera 10.50 did not seem to have slowed down the developers who have now made available the first beta of the upcoming Opera 10.60.

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Download Chrome Extension for Opera is an Opera addon that lets you download and install extensions from Google Chrome Web Store directly in your Opera browser.
It is available here.

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The evolution of Internet Explorer has brought the next iteration of the proprietary browser from Microsoft closer to rivals from Mozilla, Google, Apple and Opera, while taking it further from predecessors such as IE7 and IE6. This is the Redmond company doing its best to embrace the other side of the barricade in terms of modern web-standard support, interoperability and same markup. Internet Explorer 9 will be on par with rivals such as Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari, and will bridge the interoperability gap that separated releases such as IE7 and IE6 from competitive browsers.

As a direct consequence of this, Dean Hachamovitch, general manager, Internet Explorer, asked developers to not treat IE9 differently from how they would treat Firefox, Chrome or Opera, but definitely different from IE7, for example.


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IE9 Closer to Firefox, Chrome, Opera than to IE7 - According to Microsoft - Softpedia

Answer:IE9 Closer to Firefox, Chrome, Opera than to IE7

Well as i see it, Microsoft should remove IE due to all the bugs and and so on...

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Here is some background...

A few days ago I noticed that Firefox began to redirect. After a little testing I noticed that EVERY browser redirects. The redirects seems to happen when I am searching google or bing. The redirects also sometimes happen when I am browsing normally.

I have tried the following AVs
- MalwareBytes
- AVG
- Spybot S&D
- Avast
- Norton

I have also run
- CCleaner
- Reg Mechanic

All have been run in both safe mode, and in normal mode. The virus scanners found nothing, and the problem continued.

I have uninstalled all but one (Malwarebytes) to prevent conflicts.

More steps I have taken
- Uninstall firefox (and deleted pertaining folders)
- Flushed dns
- Ensured host files were clean (they were)

I have also run HJT and Combofix. The logs are as follows.

HJT
http://syndtext.com/view/rijn6j/

ComboFix
http://syndtext.com/view/xwklwk/

Thanks for any help on this issue! I am pulling my hair out!!
 

Answer:Chrome\Firefox\IE\Opera all redirect!

After running TDSSKiller, it would seem I have that infection. Any help removing it would be swell!

P.S: The infected file name is atapi

Thanks!
 

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What's everyone's opinion on chrome and how it stacks up to the competition?

I personally like the design of the browser. The tabs on top is simpler to me. The fact that only tabs, not the entire browser, really appeals to me. Firefox crashes at least once a day for me.

That being said, i have a couple of problems with it. I don't like how you can't set it up where the cookies and browsing history are automatically erased when you close the browser. Chrome has the 'incognito' option,which imo, is annoying to have to click all the time.
 

Answer:Chrome vs firefox/ie/opera/safari

I couldn't vote best browser for something that has only been out for two days, and still in it's very early stages...
 

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IE9 vs. Firefox 3.6.3, Chrome 4.1, Opera 10.52, Safari 4.05 vs. Same Markup

Internet Explorer 9?s evolution with the release of Platform Preview 2 is illustrative of the work the company is doing with the goal of achieving ?same markup? across all browsers. But same markup (the same HTML, same CSS, and same script working seamlessly across all browsers) is not just about the Redmond-based company. It?s also about developers, standard bodies, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and rival browser makers. Same markup is bound to make more sense to developers than to end users, IE9 Preview 1 and 2 are, after all, developer releases. The public needs to think of ?same markup? in terms of interoperability, meaning that a website, any website, should work the same across any browser they run.

Browser interoperability is, as a general rule, a multi-way street and a multi-faceted problem. If it really didn?t seem so thus far is because of nothing more than aggressive marketing from a few players on the market. And let?s be fair, because Internet Explorer provided such an excellent target to blame for everything that was wrong with the web. But what if, one day, IE simply fell in line? Will the world (www) be ready to accept that browser interoperability comes with many, subtle nuances, which can be solved only through collaboration? Let?s hope so.



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IE9 vs. Firefox 3.6.3, Chrome 4.1, Opera 10.52, Safari 4.05 vs. Same Markup - Not a race, but a collab... Read more

Answer:IE9 vs. Firefox 3.6.3, Chrome 4.1, Opera 10.52, Safari

Good read. Thanks.

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In the browser race, Internet Explorer 8 is outrunning its rivals, without breaking a sweat. It?s always interesting to insist on certain statistics in order to get a deeper perspective, and browser-market data certainly offers the chance for insights beyond an initial interpretation. Earlier this month, Internet metrics company Net Applications released its monthly overview of the browser?s evolution in terms of usage share, harvesting and compiling info from approximately 160 million visitors per month.

Internet Explorer 8 continues to be the most used browser worldwide, a position it grabbed in January 2010, and that it is unlikely to lose anytime soon. IE8 currently accounts for 24.66% of the browser market, benefitting from a growth rate of no less than 1.08% in April 2010. At the start of this year, IE8 dethroned IE6, to grab the no.1 spot with a share of 22.37%, at that time, as opposed to IE6?s 20.00%. Still, Microsoft will need some fresh browser blood (I?m thinking IE9) to turn things around as far as the overall browser market is concerned, as the usage share of all IE versions continues to decrease.


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IE8 Is Outrunning Chrome, Firefox, and Opera - Without breaking a sweat - Softpedia

Answer:IE8 Is Outrunning Chrome, Firefox, and Opera

Of course IE is the most used browser. Most people don't even know what a browser is and only know that "the blue e" gets them on the internet.

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Mozilla announced the plans on their blog: We are announcing some major upcoming changes to Firefox add-ons. Our add-on ecosystem has evolved through incremental, organic growth over the years, but there are some modernizations to Firefox that require some foundational changes to support:

Taking advantage of new technologies like Electrolysis and Servo

Protecting users from spyware and adware

Shortening the time it takes to review add-ons

To help the add-on development community understand how we will enable these improvements, we are making four related announcements today:
We are implementing a new extension API, called WebExtensions?largely compatible with the model used by Chrome and Opera?to make it easier to develop extensions across multiple browsers.

A safer, faster, multi-process version of Firefox is coming soon with Electrolysis; we need developers to ensure their Firefox add-ons will be compatible with it.

To ensure third-party extensions provide customization without sacrificing security, performance or exposing users to malware, we will require all extensions to be validated and signed by Mozilla starting in Firefox 41, which will be released on September 22nd 2015.

We have decided on an approximate timeline for the deprecation of XPCOM- and XUL-based add-ons.

For our add-on development community, these changes will bring benefits, like greater cross-browser add-on compatibility, but will also require redevelopment of a number ... Read more

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My MVP Lead gave me an idea for a Naked Browser Test.
Microsoft has claimed that IE8 is faster than Firefox or Chrome. What is your personal experience? Is it really?
Compare it with Firefox / Chrome and/or Opera and post your results here.
1. Make sure you are running the IE8 Release Candidate 1. To make sure that you are on this version, just go to IE Help menu and click on ?About Internet Explorer? and check the version.
2. Go to Tools > Manage Add-Ons. In the Manage Add-Ons window, click on each Application and disable the add-on. You can can disable the add-on by clicking on the ?Disable? button located at bottom right, once you have selected the application in the upper window.
3. Next, change the home page for the browsers, temporarily, to the same website of your choice; say www.winvistaclub.com
4. Finally, close all the browser windows on your machine. You are all set for the challenge to start. Browser load test:
Start both the browsers by clicking on the shortcuts on the taskbar one after the another. Which browser did you see come up faster? Browsing Speed test:
Type your favourite website address in notepad and copy it in memory (Ctrl + C). then in each browser, paste the URL (Ctrl+V) and press go button. Watch for the status bar at the bottom of browser window to say ?Done?. Which browser completed loading the website first?
Lets find out ... does the Microsoft study make sense ... or not!

Answer:Take The Naked Browser Test : IE8 vs FF vs Chrome vs Opera

Browser load test: Was a close call but Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 just nosed in front.
Browsing Speed test: Again Firefox is the winner.
Having stability issues with Chrome on Vista Home Premium 64bit, so given up testing it.

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Source: Opera Launches First Chrome-Based Browser, Sans Plenty of Opera Features
Regards,

NRT

Answer:Opera Launches First Chrome-Based Browser ! Look Here...

In a way, I'm not disappointed. Having too many browsers, each setting and following some of their own standards simply leads to websites that don't work right on some browsers. Having fewer browsers to support is probably a good thing, especially with the ridiculous speed in which these things update/upgrade these days.

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Curious to hear from the hardcore Edge users here, especially if they have experience on other OS's, browsers, etc. Want to hear what the benefits are (in your opinion) of Edge over other browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.). I'm talking ALL platforms here, basically from all browsers available, why did you choose Edge, and why are you sticking with it?

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Internet Explorer 9 cannot get here soon enough, as Microsoft certainly needs a breath of fresh air in the browser race. The Redmond company has seen its share of the browser market drop constantly from month to month over the past years, and with the new open source browser from Google making headway competition, Internet Explorer?s dominance continues to be eroded. There?s no telling what impact IE9 will have exactly on IE?s overall share of the browser market, especially after IE8 failed to stop users converting to rival browsers.

But then again, IE9 will be a new Internet Explorer altogether, a sort of IE on steroids, with a new JavaScript engine, modern web standards support, and hardware-acceleration capabilities. It?s safe to say, after the advent of the Platform Preview release, that the fully fledged Internet Explorer release has excellent chances to win back the hearts and minds of users and developers.


Read further -
Chrome Outpaces Firefox and Opera, Forces IE Under 60% - On the browser market - Softpedia

Answer:Chrome Outpaces Firefox and Opera, Forces IE Under 60%

I'll still be far more interested in taking a close look at the IE 9 beta once available! Presently Chrome is simply the "new kid on the block" so to speak while the things I'm waiting to see are what improvements will have been made in the version of IE as any of the new features.

Being the newly introduced browser however many are leaping at it presently for a cnange from the other alternates besides IE alone explaining the large drop percentage wise being seen. Yet the report goes on to show that the last three versions of IE 6, 7, 8 continue to see the largest use overall.

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Adguard for Chrome/Opera 1.0.3.1 has been published to the Chrome store and to addons.opera.com.

Changelog:

What's new in version 1.0.3.1:
+ Added capability to use known ABP filter subscriptions.

Links to our extensions:
Adguard for Chrome
Adguard for Firefox
Adguard for Opera
Adguard for Safari

Source
 

Answer:Adguard for Chrome/Firefox/Opera 1.0.3.1 released

I tried adguard in firefox and restarted the browser and adguard uninstalled itself.
 

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After hours searching for a solution and more than once finding myself back on these forums, looks the best place to get some constructive help.

This started a couple of weeks again when Safari would not launch then chrome followed by opera and now when accessing any resource provided by google ie the cdn for jquery - gmail etc the screen is filled with rubbish characters. IE still works although not my fav browser.

Running:

win xp pro v2002 sp3
amd athlon x4 640 3.1ghz

Browsers
Firefox 13
Safari chrome opera - latest version cant open it so dont know

AV
Norton

System restore - don't us it although considering after these problems

Have run malwarebytes which cleared alot of trojans but the problem with the browsers is really annoying.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Karl

Answer:Firefox Chrome Opera Safari Google CDN

Hello,I will be helping you with your problems. Please be patient while I assist you.Some points for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us Please do NOT run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability. Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post. Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process. Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the Watch Topic Button, select Immediate Notification... Read more

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I have an old Dell with XP Home, SP3. The IE and Firefox browers can't display all of the web page graphics correctly. Some icons and backgrounds don't display on any web page. Installed Chrome and Opera and they work just fine.

Tired to "reset" all of the IE settings, cleaned the temp files with ATF, scanned for maleware with SAS, reset the XP visual settings, updated the display drivers, etc etc.

Also changed security from CA suite to Avira/Prevx. Still the same.

Can't think of what setting might be blocking the images.

Does Firefox use the same rendering engine as IE ?? I didn't think so.

Answer:IE/Firefox can't display graphics, Opera and Chrome can

I have an old Dell with XP Home, SP3. The IE and Firefox browers can't display all of the web page graphics correctly. Some icons and backgrounds don't display on any web page. Installed Chrome and Opera and they work just fine.Tired to "reset" all of the IE settings, cleaned the temp files with ATF, scanned for maleware with SAS, reset the XP visual settings, updated the display drivers, etc etc.Also changed security from CA suite to Avira/Prevx. Still the same.Can't think of what setting might be blocking the images.Does Firefox use the same rendering engine as IE ?? I didn't think so.Just a quick search produced this:http://helpmerick.com/firefox-or-internet-...backgrounds.htm# Click Start# Click Settings ?> Control Panel# Double-click the Accessibility options# Click the Display tab# Un-check the ?use high contrast? box# Click Apply# Click OKSounds kind of what like you're discribing

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Internet Explorer 8 continues to be the best in breed browser when it comes down to offering end users security compared to rivals that, without exception, are considered to be more secure than IE by default in the public?s perception. It?s not the first time that IE8?s superiority over browsers such as Firefox, Chrome and Opera has been attested, for the protection that the browsers offer end users against socially engineered malicious code. According to NSS Labs, Internet Explorer 8 is capable of blocking at least approximately three times more malware than any of its rivals.


Source -
IE8 Superior to Chrome 4, Firefox 3.5, Opera 10 and Safari 4 - For the protection against socially engineered malware - Softpedia

Answer:IE8 Superior to Chrome 4,Firefox 3.5,Opera 10 & Safari.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by JMH







Quote:
Internet Explorer 8 continues to be the best in breed browser when it comes down to offering end users security compared to rivals that, without exception, are considered to be more secure than IE by default in the public?s perception. It?s not the first time that IE8?s superiority over browsers such as Firefox, Chrome and Opera has been attested, for the protection that the browsers offer end users against socially engineered malicious code. According to NSS Labs, Internet Explorer 8 is capable of blocking at least approximately three times more malware than any of its rivals.


Source -
IE8 Superior to Chrome 4, Firefox 3.5, Opera 10 and Safari 4 - For the protection against socially engineered malware - Softpedia


Oh no, here we go again.

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i removed infections from my computer with malwarebytes and superantispyware. now my ie redirects google links and firefox and chrome will not run at all. any help would be appreciatedcan anyone help or am i in the wrong place?EDIT: Please be patient. There are over 280 unanswered topics in this forum at present and the current average wait time to receive help is 9 days. ~Budapest

Answer:ie redirect, no firefox, no chrome and opera won't install

i was told this was the place to come. unfortunately, this experience has been disappointing. I have since reinstalled windows 7 as a last resort. I just think it is sad that a place with this much knowledge of viruses could not help at all. for the record, i did everything i was told to do and was offered no help, only brushed off. perhaps i will have more luck in the future with other forums. I

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Hi Everyone,

Hope you won't mind helping me to resolve this problem I'm having with my DSL speed. I run Windows Vista and have 1.5 MB/s DSL. My modem is directly connected to the phonejack and the ethernet cable goes directly to my laptop. I do not have a router.

My internet download speed has suddenly slowed to a crawl. Just yesterday, it was downloading at a very consistent 157 KB/s. Then today, It started downloading very fast at 159 KB/s, then I watched it systematically drop all the way down to 77 KB/s and continue to go down. I already contacted my ISP Earthlink and they performed a line test but said there was nothing wrong with the line and that my modem was also functioning properly. I already ran 3 antivirus sweeps and all came out clear. Malwarebytes, Avira 2011, and Superantispyware all came out negative. I even temporarily disabled Avira Antivirus but the downloading only gets slower and slower until I can't even load a regular webpage or run a line test on 2Wire.com, speedtest.net, or speakeasy.net.

I also cleaned all the temporary files and deleted all browsing data on Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and IE but nothing seems to work.

PLEASE HELP!!! Your assistance is greatly appreciated!!!
Best regards!!!

Answer:Unable to access internet via Chrome, IE, Firefox, or Opera

Hi Everyone,

Hope you won't mind helping me to resolve this problem I'm having. Just yesterday, my browsers were all working fine and downloading at 157 KB/s. Today, I start off at 158 KB/s then watch it drop until it is down to 3 or 4 KB/s. I can no longer run any DSL line speed tests. Most pages won't load at all. Download becomes randomly interrupted. I called my DSL ISP Earthlink and they performed a line test and said all was fine at 1.5 MBps and that my modem was also find. I ran both malwarebytes and Avira but both were negative. However, my speed is so slow that I cannot update any of my antivirus software at all. I can't load most flash pages. I also get periodic pop-ups that Web Of Trust blocks and says are sites rated poor. I virtually have no internet speed whatsoever and can't even download a small 3 MB test file from mediafire because each time I click the download link and select save link as, either the file DL's at 3 KB/s or it gives me a download.htm page.

I suspect that some sort of malware or virus has infected my computer and prevents me from downloading anything at all by crippling my download speed.

Please help me resolve this problem. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Best regards!!!

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I've been an avid user of Google for a long time, and just recently began searching with bing as well when I need to find something, especially images or video, since Bing seems to be better at that.
I use both Firefox and Opera daily on my desktop, and I realized that Bing's Image Search pages look 100% different when viewed on Opera.
When viewed with Firefox or Chrome, Bing Image search has full options for filtering images, size/type/color/layout/people/etc...
But when viewed with Opera, none of that is available. It is a simple page of just image results, with a search bar at the top a footer at the bottom. Nothing more. Any ideas? I would like to use the full-featured search in Opera if possible.

Answer:Why does bing image search look different in opera than firefox and chrome?

I don't have opera installed, so cannot test, but it sounds like opera is triggering the mobile version of the page.
When I used to use opera, it used to have lots of settings that would help you conserve your data, and viewing mobile version of a web page was one of them.

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q83007gb ramwindows 7 64bitFirefox/Chrome/Opera crashing randomly and random bsodBrowser crashes have happened on a wide variety of websites including facebook, youtube, reddit, and google.They can happen while scrolling, loading a new page, backing out to an old page, even happen when I'm doing something non internet related with browser minimized, but typically seem to happen while the page is loading.They are very frequent, sometimes 2 to 10 times a session. BSOD follows the same suit, as far as being seemingly unpredictable or random, but far less frequently, maybe weekly.This pc was refurbished, and I've had an anti-virus enabled since I bought the computer. The crashes have happened since I've bought it, and scans have showed no malware.I've tested the ram with several different programs, all showed no errors. Same for the drive.Here's my hijackthis:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:08:33 PM, on 9/14/2010Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Pando Networks\Media Booster\PMB.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Odometer\hpsysdrv.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\winampa.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exec:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\TouchSmart\Media\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla ... Read more

Answer:Firefox/Chrome/Opera crashing and bsod randomly.

how do i delete this thread?

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Hi,

I am not sure what is wrong with my browser or whether any of this is caused by a virus. My internet was working fine yesterday downloading at about 159 KB/s but now everything is downloading at less than 70 KB/s. This all happened when I suddenly lost the dsl connection and upon reconnect, everything I download is extremely slow. I have tried resetting the modem and setting up a new network connection but still the same result. I have scanned the computer using MBAM, Superantispyware, Avast, and Avira but all have shown up negative for viruses. My DSL provider performed a line test and said the line was fully operating and functional. I was able to confirm that because when I downloaded a file via utorrent, it reached speeds in excess of 145 KB/s. I also tried downloading links via orbit downloader and it too reaches speeds beyond 145 KB/s. However, whenever I try downloading anything using Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and IE directly, it downloads at 70 KB/s or less like it is either being blocked or filtered through something and the speed continually decreases little by little. I have also disabled the Avira antivirus webguard but it didn't change. I am running Windows Vista Home Edition and this problem occurs in Chrome, IE, Firefox, and Opera. I also can't find any programs running in the background that may be slowing the connection. Also, my dsl is connected directly from the phone line jack to the modem and straight to the laptop and there is no router.

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Answer:Slow Download speed on Chrome/IE/Firefox/Opera

You have 2 antivirus installed and running. Have you thought about the modem replacement. The speed bandwith you are having is way below for any ISP plan subscription. What is your current subscribed connection speed? Have you tried other computers connecting via your modem?

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Hello, first off thanks for giving my problem your time and consideration. Anyways, it all started when chrome started acting funny on my laptop. One day I got a strange "page not found" error on chrome and when I tried opening it up again it actually opened up as an internet explorer window, the address that it tries to load is: http://"c/Documents and Settings/Ow...on Data/Google/Chrome/Application/chrome.exe" (also had a similar type address when I tried with Opera), and then would immediately close. I then tried to use firefox, which would stay open for about a minute or so and then crash and now crashes straight away. At the time I had an older version of internet explorer, not version 8, that still worked. However, in my attempts to fix the problem I installed all my windows updates that I had been neglecting, which included Internet Explorer 8, and now I'm having the same problem with that browser. Admittedly, I had no antivirus software installed at the time and simply relied on spybot s&d and adaware. Afterwards though I downloaded both microsoft forefront, through my university, and Kasperksy antivirus. Both of these scanners found numerous trojans but then removed them. However, after all my efforts my browser problem still remains and now I just have a computer slowed down by a million antivirus/antispyware programs! Please help! I've attached the dds.txt, attach.txt and ark.txt. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling chrome and fi... Read more

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Microsoft posted a neat little video today showcasing a battery life test between Edge, Chrome, Opera, & Firefox. The results aren't exactly surprising. Let's see more of this, Microsoft!

Answer:Battery Life: Edge v. Opera v. Chrome v. Firefox

Opera don't exactly agree with those results: Why we challenge Microsoft?s battery test

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Hello, first off thanks for giving my problem your time and consideration. Anyways, it all started when chrome started acting funny on my laptop. One day I got a strange "page not found" error on chrome and when I tried opening it up again it actually opened up as an internet explorer window, the address that it tries to load is: http://%22c/Documents%20and%20Settin.../chrome.exe%22 (also had a similar type address when I tried with Opera), and then would immediately close. I then tried to use firefox, which would stay open for about a minute or so and then crash and now crashes straight away. At the time I had an older version of internet explorer, not version 8, that still worked. However, in my attempts to fix the problem I installed all my windows updates that I had been neglecting, which included Internet Explorer 8, and now I'm having the same problem with that browser. Admittedly, I had no antivirus software installed at the time and simply relied on spybot s&d and adaware. Afterwards though I downloaded both microsoft forefront, through my university, and Kasperksy antivirus. Both of these scanners found numerous trojans but then removed them. However, after all my efforts my browser problem still remains and now I just have a computer slowed down by a million antivirus/antispyware programs! Please help! I've attached the dds.txt, attach.txt and ark.txt. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling chrome and firefox several times to no avail, I currently have ... Read more

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I can not get IE10 to work or any of the following browsers to work - Opera, Chrome and Firefox - they start up but hang and can't access the Internet. I have Download Accellerator Plus (DAP) loaded on my Windows 7 PC and its browser can access the Internet. This all started after I was trying to cure a problem with Windows Live Mail - it had 0c80041161 error. I tried everything I could find on the internet to fix the problem. In the end I decided to do a repair install of Windows 7 - I did it but ever since my browsers wont work. I can still get Windows 7 updates and MSE updates. The PC also connects and works to my LAN router, LAN storage and LAN Printer. I have uninstalled all Windows Live Programs after trying to do a repair a few times. I have uninstalled DAP and uninstalled IE10 but still no success - no browser works including IE8 now. From Command Prompt I can ping Internet Servers and get responses. I can also FTP to servers. My backup software stills backups up PC to my NAS.

The problem has to be something common to all browsers with how they connect to network.

Any help or suggestions please.

Answer:IE10, IE8, Chrome, Firefox and Opera browsers won't work.

Welcome back gofish Try the Fixit on this page, or the manual method for windows 7. be sure to reboot after

How to reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

If no help, try this next

Start> In search box type cmd> Right click cmd.exe in results above and choose Run as administrator> When command prompt loads, type

netsh winsock reset

Enter

A Guy

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I have a HP and Windows 7 Pro. Five days ago I got an error on google chrome saying Error 10 (net::ERR_ACCESS_DENIED). I thought that it would go back to normal the next day so I just used IE (which I don't really like cause it always crashes). The next day Chrome still didn't work, so I decided to see if Firefox or Opera worked and of course they didn't. I have been looking in forums for 3 days and I have tried almost everything. I know that it's not a virus, firewall isn't blocking any of them, and the proxy is also not the problem. I have also done a system recovery to the day before Chrome stopped working and it still won't work. HELP!!
 

Answer:Solved: IE works but Opera, Google Chrome, Firefox won't

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Hi,
IE8 hangs when trying to access any website, saying "Website found...". It then pegs the CPU at over 90% and stays there.
I can open IE in safe mode, but when I attempt to access any site the same thing happens.

New installations of Firefox and Opera just immediately peg the CPU at over 90% and don't even display a frame.

Chrome works fine.

I've been trying to find out what is going on for about 3 weeks and am stuck.

What I have tried:
Starting without addons (as above),
Resetting IE8 to defaults,
Disabling (in startup) all antivirus and firewall (avg free edition and windows firewall),
Clean boot (MS services only)
Full scans with avg, MalwareBytes, Kaspersky (nothing found)

Here's the sysinfo log:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (Microsoft Corporation), 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 190693 MB, Free - 164017 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0G0728
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Because chrome and nslookup work I don't believe it's a network or DNS issue. No proxies are set in IE8.
Windows Update is running and I'm beginning to suspect something was "updated", but I don't know how to pin down where exactly these br... Read more

Answer:IE8, Firefox, Opera hang maxing cpu; Chrome works

If Chrome works...it's telling us both that there is no problem with Internet connection. If on Vista or & install IE9. If XP remove IE8 and reinstall...more info.
 

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IE10 Chrome Safari Opera Firefox Benchmark topic for you ..

IE10: How does it really stack up? : on lucidchart.com : http://www.lucidchart.com/blog/2012/11/14/ie10-how-does-it-really-stack-up/

'What does this benchmark measure?
We designed our benchmark to determine if a new release of our software is going to slow down the user experience. Not only do we measure overall runtime, but we actually instrument a number of critical functions so that we know, for example, how many times a piece of text is re-rendered. If those numbers go up, then we know we?ve introduced a new bug that hurts performance.

We also use the benchmark to compare the performance of different browsers. With the recent release of Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 and some initial reviews of its performance ( ...), we were interested to see how IE10 performance stacks up against the current versions of other browsers.'
Benchmark results simple:

Firefox: crashed
Opera: 663 seconds
Safari: 635
IE: 246
Chrome: 216
- lower is better ..

 

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I am still using Avira Free AV 14.0.7.468 11/24/2014 due to problems I had with the automatic update in November.

I am wondering if the new version 15 includes any Firefox extension add-ons - like Avira SafeSearch, Avira SearchFree Toolbar plus Web Protection, Avira Browser Safety?
If so, can anyone verify that they were (easily) able to disable those extensions thru Avira, or remove them?
If not, I'll have to hack the WindowXP Registry to keep Firefox from finding those extensions, because disabling those extensions thru the Firefox Add-0ns Manager is out of the question due to the ridiculous number of Profiles I have - triple digits the last time I counted them all - on my main Logon Account and 5 in my Admin Logon Account.

I have been using Avira Free specifically because it doesn't include Firefox extensions of that nature, other than the 2013 version where there was one Firefox extension, that was subsequently removed a month or two after version 13 was released.

Thanks, Ed
 

Answer:Avira Free 15 and Firefox browser extensions

Avira Free Antivirus has not a add-on or a toolbar. On the latest versions, I did not see any toolbar (Ask) or add-on installition.
Maybe you saw Avira Browser Safety add-on for Firefox. You can get it from HERE. It is not included into installers. Avira Browser Safety is one of the great add-on on the market imho.
But you can able to remove and disable it from your Firefox. There is no compulsion!
 

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Found this on the Chrome Web Store, which I suspect to be a scam.

Code:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/avira-browser-safety-pro/glgamdmhnnkacilfgbcbdippgnpfjahg
"Avira Browser Safety PRO" by "from Google Quantum Developers" which when clicked redirects to Avira's legit SafeSearch site, https://safesearch.avira.com - Priced at 0.59

They have other extensions that requires a single payment to use.

"Hangouts" by "from Google Quantum Developers" - 0.59

"Google Voice Pro (by Google)" by "from Google Quantum Developers" - 0.59

Even a monthly subscription based scam.

"Hide My Ass! VPN Proxy Client" by "from Google Quantum Developers" - 31.99 per month!

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Please stay aware when deciding on which Extensions you use, always read reviews or find extensions through the developers site.
 

Answer:"Avira Browser Safety PRO" by "from Google Quantum Developers" is a scam!

Thanks @Huracan ,the scam extension submitted to Extension Defender
 

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Which internet browser do you guys use?
IE?
Opera?
firefox?
Netscape?
Mozilla?
god know what else?

i personally use Opera, just for the mouse gestures, and its ease of use, not to mention the sense of one program for dozens of browing windows. the Note taking is pretty cool too.
 

Answer:What Browser do YOU use? IE? Opera? Firefox?

last month's browser poll

Browsing: Firefox with Gestures, tabs, and other fun extensions
Regular use: everything imaginable (web site work)
 

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I'm running W98SE and have tried all of them, but have had problems with each - Firefox takes forever to load and I don't seem to be able to print anything - all I get is a 'System Error' message.  It also doesn't open all features in E-Post, Canadian Tire Financial and some Gov't of Can Web-sites.Opera and IE6 load about 5 times as fast but Opera is not compatible with my Bank [TD], Gov't of Can or E-Post  - also, the longer I am on-line [dial-up] the slower Firefox and IE6 seem to get, while Opera seems to maintain about the same  conection speed.

Answer:Best Browser - OPERA, FIREFOX or IE6

Well, from a compatibility-standpoint, IE clearly seems to be the best choice.  So, it looks like you need to focus on what can be done to minimize the slowdown you experience during online sessions. Have often do you normally clear your browser cache?  Are you using any spyware/adware removal tools?  Are you using any disk cleanup tools such as Windows Disk Cleanup or CCleaner?   I suggest you get CCleaner and run its Windows scan and its Registry scan.  For the latter, backup your registry when prompted to do so.  And, repeat that scan; it will sometimes find additional items upon repeat scans.  How much free space do you have on your hard drive?  How long since you defragmented it? 

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the latest updates I have installed, all except for "? 2017-07 Security Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems (KB4025376)" which gave me the error: 0x800700c1 when I tried to install it again.
Anyways, after these updates I went on Chrome and noticed everytime I opened youtube my browser crashed/stopped responding. I reinstalled chrome, reinstalled flash, etc. Then chrome started crashing simply after openining it. Same thing with Opera. Microsoft Edge seems to be perfectly fine so far.
I couldn't restore my PC btw, as that also gave me an error. (Restore point AND reset my pc).

Answer:Browser crash (Google CHrome and Opera) after new update Error 0x80070

Try this:
Download to your Desktop the Adobe Flash Player Uninstaller.

http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/search/...er&cat=support
Next,
Download to your Desktop the most recent version of Adobe Flash Player.
Uncheck the Google Toolbar.
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Next,

Double click the Uninstaller, let it run until it is finished!
Reboot!

Now, double click on Adobe installer, let it finish!
Reboot!

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Windows 10 appears to collect a lot of data so that users can benefit from the OS's perceived features. The EULA for Windows 10 suggests that it will track and collect data relating to web browsing and websites visited. Is this tracking and collation limited to searches done and websites visited using the new Microsoft Edge browser?
Or does Windows 10 also track and collect browsing activity and websites visited using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera or any other non Microsoft web browser?

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the latest updates I have installed, all except for "? 2017-07 Security Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems (KB4025376)" which gave me the error: 0x800700c1 when I tried to install it again.
Anyways, after these updates I went on Chrome and noticed everytime I opened youtube my browser crashed/stopped responding. I reinstalled chrome, reinstalled flash, etc. Then chrome started crashing simply after openining it. Same thing with Opera. Microsoft Edge seems to be perfectly fine so far.
I couldn't restore my PC btw, as that also gave me an error. (Restore point AND reset my pc).

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I have used Internet Explorer for about 4 years and I have had enough. It is just horrible, in my opinion. I decided I want to change Web Browser, and through some research on the web I have found that Opera and Mozzila Firefox are the two best Web Browsers out there.

However, I don't know which one to download! I need help in deciding which one to get, so can you guys please answer these questions:

- Which one is faster in loading pages?
- Do they have Spell Checker?
- Which one has more customization abilities?
- Which one has the least bugs?
- Are both of them supported by Kaspersky 2010 Anti Virus?

Answer:Which is a better Web Browser, Opera or Mozzila Firefox?

Just wanted to say that I didn't download either Opera or Firefox; After reading a relatively interesting and thorough article I have downloaded Google Chrome and so far, it is fantastic!

If any of you are interested, here is the article:

Web Browser Grand Prix: The Top Five, Tested And Ranked : Introduction

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When i try to browse using firefox or anything other than Internet Explorer, I get an error that says it can't connect when my connection is just fine. Firefox did once work until i clicked an update a month or so ago..ever since then I've been using IE and that's about it. It's not my virus protection because I've even tried turning it off and still no luck . I currently use Windows XP. Any suggestions or ideas of what's wrong? I'd really appreciate the help!

-Lex
 

Answer:Only IE browser will work, not Firefox, Opera, etc...

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Guys,

Last night, I downloaded Firefox 2 and now I have all three of the "Big Guy" browsers. I wanted my users to have freedom of choice with regards to what browser they wanted to use:

I want to begin this discussion by saying something very important and often overlooked:

THERE IS NO ONE BROWSER THAT YOU WILL EVER BE 100% SATISFIED WITH. THERE IS NO ONE BROWSER CURE-ALL. THERE ARE PLUSES AND MINUSES TO ALL OF THEM:

Similarities of Opera 9, IE 7, and Firefox 2.0, do stress an important point: the need for advanced security. Each provides anti-phising technologies, stronger encryption, and streamlined technologies that provide enhanced on-line security and better stability in some regards. The stability issue is open to debate because of the "New Technology" being exposed to bugs and different environments.

It is essential to understand the IE has been the crux of Windows OS technology. My view is that one simply can not isolate IE from the rest of the Windows OS. Microsoft has maintained that IE 7 is SUPPOSED to be less-contingent on Windows OS protocols than previous versions. (A view that I don't buy.) When you update IE, you're not just updating IE, you're updating Windows. Even Windows XP, established in 2001 was known NOT to have the security-issues that it needed to have.

My view is that MS made a critical mistake by relying on the IE 6 browser technology for too long a time. Updates were not being made available to IE users as ... Read more

Answer:IE 7, Firefox 2, or Opera? Favorite Browser and Why?

IE6 was trash, and Firefox used to be the only way to go. IE7 is on-par with Firefox 2, so either are a great choice now. At least thats what my expereince has been. Though I do not like Firefox's download manager, kinda annoys me. And IE7 is only good to use, after the struggle of upgrading it =p!

Use Opera on the Wii and my phone =D. Having built in flash is a very nice feature, especially when you are running Opera on devices that you can't install flash on.
 

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Hello, I was having problems with my Firefox browser for weeks It began freezing with increasing frequency, I noticed it was happening mostly on sites like youtube, yahoo and I think some flash heavy websites.At one point the first thing it did once started up was to freeze I tried some Mozilla forums but without much help, so I changed my browser to Opera two weeks ago.What's awful however is that yesterday the browser started hanging and not responding much like Firefox did before.I scan my system with Norton regularly and run the Registry and Disc cleaner from Norton Utilities often.It also froze on me while in Safe Mode - Windows 7.I have no idea what the problem could be, and I need help.There's nothing more frustrating than having your browser freeze unexpectedly while doing work

Answer:Browser Freezes - Firefox, Opera

The fact that it happens in safe mode is troubling. Is the only problem the browser freezing? If so, my first thought is malware. If not, it could be the hd or ram or some other hardware issue.I suggest full scans with both your anti virus app AND with MalwareBytes.Also, if you are using a registry cleaner (as you say you are), it's possible that is causing problems for you. Registry cleaners do not fix problems, the cause them.

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I have both... and am quite curious as I have an older maching with only 128mb of RAM.

thanks

DAVID
 

Answer:Which browser uses more memory? Opera or Firefox.

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Hi All,

Thanks for reading!

I do a lot of webdev, and often use IE, Firefox, Opera, and Google Chrome.

I rarely get malware, as I am pretty good with my security, but today I picked up something, somewhere.

It effects Firefox, IE, and Opera, all three. Chrome is uneffected. I'm pretty sure it came in through Firefox, as most of my browsingtoday was with Firefox.

I also think it must be fairly new, as I have tried to remove it andhad no success, and haven't seen anything like this in my removalresearch.

What I've Tried So Far:

I've tried AdAware, SpyBot, CWSShredder, and a few others, all with noluck. I've also tried starting windows with all startup processesdisabled, and researched all of my running processes - still no luck. My AVG antivirus sees nothing, nor does Comodo BOClean.

What the Hijacker Does (at least the part I know about):

When running a search (on Google, Yahoo, and MSN that I've tested) in both IE and Firefox:

The first 10 or so search engine results are replaced with URLs. They aren't always to the same set of URLs, so I assume the URLs aredetermined by pay-per-click prices for my search term.
The URLs are actually shown in the results, it in the green partat the bottom, so an untrained observer might actually think these arethe real results.
The rest of each result is normal, so the title and description come from the real result sites.
The pay-per-click ads that would normally be shown by google are missing, ... Read more

Answer:Browser Hijack - IE, Firefox, and Opera.

Is there any chance somebody will answer this, or is this a deadwood site?
 

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I am working on a friends computer.Last night  removed  62 viruses and 13 malware programs. Computer is running pretty well now except for browser redirects and unwanted adware. This is preventing the computer from general browsing.
 
I used Emsissoft Emergency kit  and malwarebytes to remove the viruses,but need some helpwith these pesky redirects. Client computer is Windows 7 Home premium.
 
I had to download all these tools from my computer on a flash drive because i couldn't get any executable to run because of virus infection. i also removed all suspicious programs like coupons.com discount deals.com etc. but I still can't finf the culprit that is causing this. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:browser redirects on Opera and firefox

Update- after running Malwarebytes for a second pass it identified 162 additional threats.I don't know why it didn't catch them on the first go round.Anyway,the client's computer is completely clean .He was not aware that his antivirus software had expired. I found nearly 300 threats on his computer.O- and he has Antivirus and anti malware installed now-
 
I told him is he let his protection lapse I would NOT fix his computer again. Problem solved!

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Quote:

IE9 PP7 vs. Firefox 4.0 Beta 7 vs. Chrome 9.0 Canary ? Hardware Acceleration
Microsoft has been touting the advantage of best in breed hardware acceleration for Internet Explorer 9 over rival browsers, and rightly so, with the latest development milestone of IE9 offering additional proof that the next generation of IE does a better job at leveraging the GPU compared to the next versions of Firefox and Google Chrome.

IE9 Platform Preview 7 is now available for download, and with the release, the IE team has also made available new tests on the IE Test Drive Center.

Early adopters should really grab IE9 PP7 and see what the browser has to offer when it comes down taking advantage of the GPU not just for HTML5 but also for compiled JavaScript.

Testers need only a copy of IE9 PP7, which will install alongside the IE9 Beta released in mid-September 2010, and three new tests from the software giant, Galactic, HTML5 Sudoku and Shakespeare?s Tag Cloud.

According to Dean Hachamovitch, Corporate Vice President IE, when it put together the new IE9 tests, the IE team found inspiration in real world scenarios.


IE9 PP7 vs. Firefox 4.0 Beta 7 vs. Chrome 9.0 Canary ? Hardware Acceleration - Softpedia

Answer:IE9 PP7 vs. Firefox 4.0 Beta 7 vs. Chrome 9.0 Canary Hardware......

Nice article

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Just want to clarify and know which is the best to use? Please Advise. Thank you.
 

Answer:Solved: Which IE browser Is the Best to use? Opera, Mozilla Firefox Or IE 6?

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hey ppls I am having an issue wtih both opera & firefox browsers when after logging into hotmail , then clicking on my messages or my mail inbox , it wont go into my inbox messages it automatically takes me back to the login screen ?, If I use hotmail in internet explorer I am able to read my inbox > what the hell is happening here ?
 

Answer:OPERA & FIREFOX browser issue with hotmail ?

HI

Make sure you have current versions of those browsers and also its a wise thing to delete cookies and temp internet files in both browsers as well as those are common causes for this type of issue.
 

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Since June 14, 2017 - I have been getting BSOD's using Google Chrome Browser 64bit 60.0.3112.24 Beta under Windows 10 Home x64 v1703 Build 15063.413.

The BSOD only shows irql_not_less_or_equal without a stop code and a QR code. I have attached the file generated by the tool. System is a ASUS G74SX-3DE laptop with 32GB ram and running on 2 x 850 Samsung Pro 2TB SSD's.

Thank you for your time, attention and assistance!

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Okay, I've used Mozilla, IE, and Opera 5/6 for some time. I stopped using Opera because of this. Basically, I always have more than 2 browser windows open at a time, almost always of just ONE browser. This little problem isn't really dependant on one or not.

Say, I post a reply here, then switch to another window, say, to read some more pvponline. As this window loads, it will come to the top again, and won't even have finished loading. I find this VERY VERY irritating, and every browser mentioned above does this. How in gods name do I get this to stop? I stopped using Opera because of this. Mozilla only does it on a rare occasion. Firefox only does it on some windows (usually ezboard windows). So far, IE 6 hasn't done this like IE5 did. I don't use IE6 because it's a BIG pain in the ass to get it to work properly with a Proxy server, such as Proxo. It also has issues with some websites I go to occasionally. Suggestions, ideas, workarounds please?
 

Answer:Irritating browser behavior - Mozilla, FireFox, IE, Opera

That doesn't happen to me in Opera (7) unless a page loading use javascript to get focus.

Another reason to deactivate javascript (F12)
 

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On July 27, the Google Chrome developers, through Alex Mineer, were excited to announce the promotion of the Google Chrome 45 web browser to the Beta channel for all supported computer operating systems, including Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

According to the announcement, the new Beta build of Google Chrome retains the same version number that was used until now on the Dev channel, 45.0.2454.15, and is brings with it new features for the V8 JavaScript engine, multiple service worker improvements, updated media controls, as well as the usual under-the-hood stability and performance tweaks.

"The Chrome team is stoked to announce the promotion of Chrome 45 to the beta channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 45.0.2454.15 contains our usual under-the-hood performance and stability tweaks, but there's also some cool new features to explore," says Alex Mineer on behalf of the Google Chrome team.
Read more: http://news.softpedia.com/news/goog...a-channel-with-cool-new-features-487919.shtml
 

Answer:Google Promotes Chrome 45 Web Browser to the Beta Channel with Cool New Features

Do you know what are the new cool features? Maybe that flash player is definetely blocked?
 

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(Icons depending on the channels)

This thread will be Opera browsers updates thread. Please follow this thread for future updates and notes.
Opera 41 beta ? Harder, better, faster, stronger

Release Notes: https://www.opera.com/blogs/desktop/2016/10/opera-41-beta-harder-better-faster-stronger/

Keynotes
- Twice as fast startup!
- Longer battery time when video conferencing
- Hardware accelerated video pop-out
- Personal news
- Windows x64 builds

Downloads: https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera-beta/41.0.2353.10/
 

Answer:Opera, Opera Beta & Opera Developer

Opera Stable Update - Opera 40.0.2308.81

Release Notes : https://www.opera.com/blogs/desktop/2016/10/opera-stable-40-0-2308-81-update/

Chromium core: 53.0.2785.116

Downloads: https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/40.0.2308.81/
 

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Check it out at https://mail.opera.com/
Once you sign up for an account you can log in from any browser.
Using it with Opera it integrates with the Mail Panel & you get notifications of new mail.






Quote:
Welcome to My Opera Mail beta

By Espen Andr? ?verdahl. Thursday, 7. April, 13:35

beta, my opera mail

From today, all My Opera accounts also have an @myopera.com e-mail address. You can try out our new mail service at https://mail.opera.com. Log in with the same user name and password you use for My Opera, Opera Link or Opera Unite.

Our goal is to make a fast and friendly mail service that is efficient and easy to use on any device, whether you prefer to access your e-mail from Opera Mini on a mobile phone, a tablet with touch interface or a desktop computer.

You can also access My Opera Mail from the messages icon on My Opera.

This is the first public release (beta) of the service. You can expect features to be refined and new ones to be added both during and after the beta period. Make sure you follow the My Opera Mail team blog for more updates.


Joining My Opera also lets you take advantage of the fantastic free Blogs they host
mine is at Stephen Turrell - Steves Snaps & was very easy to set up

Answer:Opera Launches My Opera Mail beta

Great! I used to find Opera mail to be very confusing. This seems to be easy enough to understand, gonna test it!

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Website Safety Advisor

Know before you go! Based on the latest research from 50 different sources, search results are marked with a rating of safe, low risk or high risk. Each rating comes with an explanation of any possible risks, empowering you with all the knowledge you need for a confident click.

after AVG linkscanner, Avast WebRep, WOT, Mcafee, Norton etc, here comes Avira's own website safety advisor....

This is their facebook page link, they will announce details later, i got this news from their facebook page......

https://www.facebook.com/avira?ref=stream&sk=app_137541772984354
 

Answer:Avira 2013 coming with Website Safety Advisor

Interesting find, I can't make out the blurred images. Keep us posted.
 

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Which is the most lightweight and fast browser?
 

Answer:Chrome vs Firefox vs 360 Browser

Chrome may be fast, but it certainly isn't light at all. So that's why I pick Firefox.
 

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I need to know this information, my friends are saying chrome is the best..but my experience on browsers says Mozilla's FireFox is the best...so which is the best between these two famous browsers...?

Answer:Which Browser is Best FireFox or Chrome?

There is no 'best browser'. The best browser is the one you are able to configure they way it suits your needs best. No two persons browsing needs are the same. Try them both and pick the one that works best for you.

EDIT: For what it's worth I have four browsers installed. One of which I use as my default and it is neither of the two you mentioned. And before you ask, the default is not IE.

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I've posted this same topic in the networking forum but I think this subforum might be better. Mods can delete the other one.

Yesterday I read about a new firmware update for my Samsung Galaxy S3, and I decided to install Kies on my laptop so I could get it (for many Galaxy S3 users in the Netherlands that day, Over The Air updates didn't work).

First I tried the browser version of Kies, saw nothing about updates so I downloaded and installed Samsung Kies, but that didn't work either. I watched a help video inside the program which was run with Java (I had to install that too, yet I believed I already had it, but I clicked ok anyway)

I didn't have my USB cable with me to connect my phone to the program and it didn't work via wireless either. So I uninstalled it and tried Kies Mini, that didn't work either so I uninstalled that one too, and then had to reboot.

Wanting to resume my work on a website, I wanted to see how it looked in Chrome, Firefox and IE but noticed NONE of them start up. The process starts and stops in half a second.

Here's a list of things I tried:

1. System Restore up to the point of AFTER installing Samsung Kies (unfortunately I couldn't go back any further)
2. Uninstalled Chrome, Firefox, Samsung Kies, Kies Mini and Java.
3. Reinstalled Chrome, Firefox, Samsung Kies, Kies Mini and Java.
3. Ran Spybot Search and Destroy, found nothing big, no trojans or anything.
4. Deleted as many mentions of the keywords Chrome, Firefox and Kies in... Read more

Answer:Chrome, Firefox, IE won't start after trying Samsung Kies and Kies Mini. Opera will

Because of forum rules we are not allowed to Analise Hijack this logs. Have you tried Revo Uninstaller? Also look into the add-on and exstentions in Firefox and Chrome to see if Kies still installed. If so disable them. Or try Firefox and Chrome in safe mode.

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I BSOD frequently when I use chrome browser. I BSOD when I am on Firefox with many tabs open.

Answer:BSOD Chrome and Firefox browser.

Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 3D, {fffff8800a132910, 0, 0, fffff880010ce3e7}

Probably caused by : mv91xx.sys ( mv91xx+2f3e7 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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It seems to be your Marvel AHIC driver you can look for an update for it here:

Marvell - Support

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I have not been able to identify what I'm infected with yet, but I can describe the behavior.

The only site I'm 100% sure is affected is youtube. Browsing to any video in youtube on either firefox or ie causes ads to be injected after the comments section and begin automatically playing. There are always two separate instances of the video ads that are injected and they both start auto playing at the same time. I can sometimes go down and pause them, but then they start right back up again on their own every minute or so.

I've been able to capture some urls relating to the inserted ads:

ad.burstdirectads.com
ad.yieldmanager.com

I'm not sure which ones are legitimate to youtube and which are associated with this infection. Here is the actual injected code:

<div style="padding:10px;" class="__ad" id="__ftYoutube3b"><div style="margin:auto;width:300px;height:250px;z-index:999"><iframe width="300" scrolling="NO" height="250" frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://oadsrv.com/www/delivery/afr.php?zoneid=11&amp;refresh=120&amp;cb=0.9081309862000952"></iframe></div></div>

There was also this bit of code above the insertion which may be normal or not:

<div onmouseout="if (yt.www &amp;&amp; yt.www.watch &amp;&amp; yt.www.watch.livecomments) yt.www.watch.livecomme... Read more

Answer:Browser Infection - Firefox and IE, but not Chrome

Hello, I moved this to the Am I Infected forum as this area requires specific logs posted.Are you on a router? Are other machines on it,if so are they redirecting?Let's see if we can find some thing.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size. List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (2.6.11.0) from Kaspersky's website and not TDSSKiller.zip which appears to be an older version 2.3.2.2 of the tool.Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.Click the Start Scan... Read more

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I have been having issues with my browsers redirecting to random webpages. I've been experiencing the problem with Chrome and Firefox. Safari seems to be immune. I have run a scan with MalwareBytes and AVG in safe mode, and SpyBot:SnD and have fixed all of the detected issues. I am still having the same problem.
POSTING PROBLEM - I tried to post the contents of my DDS logfile, but I received an error that the post was too long. I have instead attached the file. The file itself was too large so I had to archive it. I am sorry for breaking posting protocol.

Answer:Browser Redirect: Chrome and Firefox

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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Dell Inspiron 19200 laptop, XP SP3, 1.6ghz, 2gb RAM, IE7.

Browser being hijacked when clicking on search links in Google, Yahoo, etc. Hitting back button in IE brings me eventually to intended search link. Ran malwarebytes, eset online scanner, superantispyware, bhoscanner, avast. Have done in safe mode as well (except eset) Cleaned what was found, browser still gets hijacked as noted above. Once the hijack happens, computer will also not shut down, have to power down manually.

Also, just recently popped up while computer was sitting idle -

"Security Warning
Application cannot be executed. The file mshta.exe is infected. Do ou want to activate your antivirus software now?"

Cannot bring up task manager, had to again power down manually.

Would like to fix this without reformatting if possible. Thanks for any help you can provide.

Tom

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Hi All, it's my first post here and I'm hoping that someone can help.

For some reason if I type 'firefox d' into google, wanting to type 'firefox download' my browser will crash. Firefox crashes and wants to submit a report. Chrome comes up with an "aw snap" error, IE locks up and eventually crashes. Safari actually worked and got me to the website a couple of times, locked up a few times and then I finally managed to download firefox. It isn't right but works better than the others. I uninstalled firefox, reinstalled but still the same problem. I can't seem to make it crash by typing anything else. Typing just 'firefox' is ok, I can click links to the mozilla website or support forums but after a second or two the same will happen.

I've changed my vscan from Mcafee to Nod32. I've run spyware doctor, malware bytes anti malware, hijackthis. No problems found. Oh and I've run Ccleaner.

My computer runs like a dream apart from this annoying problem.

Does anyone have any idea what could be going on because I'm beat!

Many thanks :D

Answer:Browser problem (firefox, Chrome, IE)

Can't help with IE, but there's a fix for the "aw snap" error in Google Chrome here:
AW SNAP Error With Google Chrome Fix | etikka.com

As for your other web browsers, make sure you are using the latest versions.

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Wow... Where to start?

Recently, Firefox became a crash machine with constant crashes. Sometimes simply moving from page to page, sometimes locking up when nothing is happening. I prefer Firefox, but the crashes became so bad, I started using IE 8 and guess what? That browser will only stay up moments if it comes up at all. Finally, I went to Chrome and same deal there; it crashes suddenly upon start up on moments after. Firefox seem to be the most stable, but you never know when it's going to crash or freeze up.

On top of these issues, I've always used Malware Bytes anti-malware, but when the above issues began, it quit finding anything. Furthermore, I was running Adaware and it always found a cookie or two. When I began using the trial version ESET Node 32 anti-virus V4.0, I had to uninstall Adaware. Now when I try to re-install Adaware, the file is corrupted. Also, now that my trial is up for ESET, I have tried to download AVG and it errors during the installation process.

Sounds like I've got a good one...

Suggestions greatly appreciated!

Answer:Browser crashes-- IE, Firefox & Chrome

Bumperoo...

Anyone?

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Finally managed to get 10 up and running today! Yipee! The first thing I did was try Edge and I'm not impressed. So I've switched back to Chrome and it seems to be ok. I went with Chrome mainly for Chrometana.

How is Firefox working for people in 10, and is there anything like Chrometana for it yet?

Answer:Best alternate browser in 10, Firefox or Chrome?

Firefox works fine for me in 10. Don't know about any particular Cortana integration, though - not something I use, really.

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Hey guys, 
 
I noticed that in my firefox browser it looks like the html is referencing chrome? Almost as if I'm actually in a firefox skinned version of chrome?  anyone know what this means??

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<!-- This Source Code Form is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public

- License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this

- file, You can obtain one at http://mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/. -->

<!DOCTYPE html [

<!ENTITY % htmlDTD

PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"

"DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">

%htmlDTD;

<!ENTITY % globalDTD SYSTEM "chrome://global/locale/global.dtd">

%globalDTD;

<!ENTITY % aboutHomeDTD SYSTEM "chrome://browser/locale/aboutHome.dtd">

%aboutHomeDTD;

<!ENTITY % browserDTD SYSTEM "chrome://browser/locale/browser.dtd" >

%browserDTD;

]>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

<head>

<title>&abouthome.pageTitle;</title>

<link rel="icon" type="image/png" id="favicon"

href="chrome://branding/content/icon32.png"/>

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all"

href="chrome://browser/content/contentSearchUI.css"/>

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" defer="defer"

href="chrome://browser/content/abouthome/aboutHome.css"/>

<script type="text/javascript;version=1.8"

src="chrome://browser/content/abouthome/aboutHome.js"/>

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Answer:Should my FireFox Browser contain references to chrome?

Hello and welcome:
 
That is not "Chrome-the-Google-browser". It is a different "Chrome", as explained here: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Glossary/Chrome
 
HTH,
 
MM

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Hi
 
I am running Windows 10 technical preview so am unsure if you will be able to help.
 
I'm getting browser redirects under Chrome, IE and Firefox but scans using Avast, MBAM, Kaspersky, Bullguard, Defender, Malicious software removal tool and various other antivirus software turns up a blank.
 
Any help much appreciated.
 
Thanks

Answer:Browser redirects in Chrome/ IE / Firefox

Are you hooked up to a router?  They can become infected too.  If so, try resetting it with the recessed button.  My experience is that you have to use a paper clip and hold it in for about two minutes.

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I have network connectivity (both wired and wireless) but cannot browse to internet. I can ping yahoo.com with no problem, I can download Windows updates. I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium. Tried to restore unsuccessfully. Ipconfig renew/release - Deleted network profiles. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Can't open browser - I.E., Firefox, Chrome

Open Internet Explorer. Click Tools > Internet Options > Connections > Lan settings > Proxy server > Advanced > delete proxy server settings > click OK > uncheck all boxes > click OK.

In Firefox, click Tools > Options... > General > Advanced > Network > Settings > delete proxy settings > select No proxy > click OK.

Google Chrome Proxy Server Settings
 

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which browser do you think is superior, chrome or firefox?

Answer:which browser do you think is superior, chrome or firefox?

Firefox for me.

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Hi i think i have some kind of virus, my problem is that both firefox and google chrome will not work they just keep giving me a white screen with the 'web page not available' message when i start them up, but the wierd thing is that IE still works fine with no problems?? this has only happened today and ive noticed that i keep getting pages popping up with mobile phone games and junk like that which is why i think i have a virus.

I have done a system restore, ran all my anti virus scans (MCafee, anti-malware etc) but the problem still remains.

Can someone please help me with this matter
Many thanks

Answer:FIREFOX/chrome Browser problems

someone please help, the problems are getting worse the pop ups are now more frequent and IE is not letting me download anything.

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Hey guys I've been having an issue where all 4 browsers Opera/Firefox/IE/Chrome are crashing on me. I also get intermittent messages that wmplayer.exe has crashed as well even though I'm not running it. I try to end wmplayer.exe but it keeps coming up. I have a HijackThis log. I ran norton 360 (laugh piece of garbage) and malware bytes didn't really find anything. Here is the log.... I have restarted the PC and it does not seem to be happening now...but I know something has got to be going on..if anyone could help me it would be much appreciated.THANKS!!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:04:16 AM, on 4/16/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\Apache.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\Apache.exeC:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cv... Read more

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Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the resul... Read more

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Earlier this month (February 3, 2011) Google introduced a stable build to its Chrome 9 browser which had been in beta for some time. If you are someone like me who has been sort of riding the fence between Google Chrome and Firefox, the introduction of Chrome 9 could be the tipping point in our browser preference dilemma, especially considering the fact that it?s seemingly taking forever for Mozilla to come up with a stable version of Firefox 4.

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