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Offline kneescrubber

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Trying a new browser
« on: February 07, 2014, 12:44:07 PM »
I just downloaded Aviator by Whitehat. Anyone use it before? Thoughts?


Oh, btw, it's MacOS only.
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Re: Trying a new browser
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 01:11:34 PM »
Oh, btw, it's MacOS only.


Oh, in that case, IT SUX0R!!!

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Re: Trying a new browser
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 03:41:44 PM »
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Re: Trying a new browser
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014, 06:11:42 PM »
I just downloaded Aviator by Whitehat. Anyone use it before? Thoughts?


Oh, btw, it's MacOS only.

Then no, no one has used it.
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Re: Trying a new browser
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2014, 06:23:01 PM »
From what I understand it's a secure version of Chrome. Secure in the sense it limits/blocks use of cookies, tracking and adds. All of which can already be limited by browser configuration and/or pluggins.

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Browser configurations always involve a trade-off between privacy and convenience. WhiteHat Aviator has gone for the most strict privacy option and while this would be welcomed by the most privacy-conscious it's not for everyone, because it would make sites that use cookies hard to use, for example.
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Re: Trying a new browser
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2014, 07:27:39 PM »
Be cautious with Chrome Extensions until Google requires all Extension updates to be security checked.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2089580/spammers-buy-chrome-extensions-and-turn-them-into-adware.html

IIRC, Firefox "approved" Add-Ins are checked upon each update.
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Re: Trying a new browser
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2014, 06:42:24 AM »
Be cautious with Chrome Extensions until Google requires all Extension updates to be security checked.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2089580/spammers-buy-chrome-extensions-and-turn-them-into-adware.html

IIRC, Firefox "approved" Add-Ins are checked upon each update.


That's just great news, since I have a Chrome book. :bluduh:
About a month ago, I wanted to download CPU-Z  onto my computer and ended up with a Bing tool bar and a bunch of Malware. That was on my desktop. I got rid of the crap, then I finally found the right site and got what I wanted, after 3 tries.
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Re: Trying a new browser
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2014, 11:06:35 AM »
then I finally found the right site and got what I wanted, after 3 tries.


This.  When downloading, knowing you are at the TRUE site (or a trusted site) for a download is becoming critical.

CPU-Z's publisher:
http://www.cpuid.com/

A trusted download site (by my knowledge & experience):
http://www.download.com (redirects to download.cnet.com)
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Re: Trying a new browser
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2014, 12:14:08 PM »
And always choose the advanced install so you can uncheck all the cruft.

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Re: Trying a new browser
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2014, 02:15:34 PM »
I pretty much quit it the next day. It kept telling me I needed an Adobe Flash plug-in to play videos. Ummmm........really? We don't need no stinkin' Flash.
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Re: Trying a new browser
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2014, 02:20:18 PM »
And always choose the advanced install so you can uncheck all the cruft.

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Re: Trying a new browser
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2014, 03:16:12 PM »
then I finally found the right site and got what I wanted, after 3 tries.


This.  When downloading, knowing you are at the TRUE site (or a trusted site) for a download is becoming critical.

CPU-Z's publisher:
http://www.cpuid.com/

A trusted download site (by my knowledge & experience):
http://www.download.com (redirects to download.cnet.com)

The first place I tried was Cnet, I thought. They are the only one I trust. I don't know what happened.
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Re: Trying a new browser
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2014, 05:36:14 PM »
I do give cnet one big knock: There are TOO MANY "click me" buttons that try to mimick the ONE button you should click.
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Re: Trying a new browser
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2014, 08:55:03 AM »
I do give cnet one big knock: There are TOO MANY "click me" buttons that try to mimick the ONE button you should click.

That's probably what I did. Even though I was trying to be careful. :gerg:
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Re: Trying a new browser
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2014, 09:30:47 AM »
I do give cnet one big knock: There are TOO MANY "click me" buttons that try to mimick the ONE button you should click.
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