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Ice Dragon Browser.

by Dafydd Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 7:06 AM PDT

On my Win 7 desktop my main browser is firefox java disabled. I also have Chrome and IE ( rarely used. )

I,m trying out Ice Dragon and quite like it. I've read many reviews about it, but are the extra safety features worth a change?

Anybody used it and gone back to what they were using before?


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Don't see any reason for it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 7:13 AM PDT
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Ice Dragon.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 7:43 AM PDT

Thanks Bob, I'm wise enough not be fooled into allowing an action that would compromise me.
I disabled Java in Firefox when the latest round of exploits started and haven't needed it for anything.
Should I uninstall it for Firefox?

I probably meant originally, is Ice Dragon safer against a drive by? My surfing habits are very limited,
I don't torrent, use WOT, don't click on links in email if I'm not sure of the source etc.
Any tips on how to make Firefox as secure as it can be?


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I have to write no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 7:57 AM PDT
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Since this is closed source the security is by obscurity. That is very well discussed.

As to Java, why is it installed at all?

As to surfing more safely. Many of the moderators use some browser other than IE then beef up the security with things like WOT, Adblock+, another DNS such as OpenDNS or Google DNS. Some go further by installing NoScript and uninstalling Java altogether.

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Ice Dragon.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 8:04 AM PDT
In reply to: I have to write no.

Thanks Bob, will research your suggestions and act accordingly.
No further questions.
Diolch yn fawr. ( Welsh for thank you very much. )


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