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Off topic Advice on browser - 4/13/2019 11:23:05 AM   
Zap


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I have used Yahoo for a long time. Changed to Duckduck. (because they don't keep a history of sites visited) now I'm using google chrome. Since I bought a new lap top I downloaded Free Avast virus protection. They are offering a browser. Anyone try that as a browser? Just wondering if its worth trying? Also I read a suggestion to use more then one browser. The reason given was on some browsers won't let you access some sites while another will.
What do you use and why do you like it?

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RE: Off topic Advice on browser - 4/13/2019 11:45:58 AM   
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if you got a new laptop, for a guess it came with windows 10?

if so use the inbuilt AV and firewall, you dont need a 3rd party one tbh, and stick on good old google chrome, works well and doesn't stopp you going anywhere i've ever wanted to go, and clears easy for the places you don't wish to keep, and doesn't take windows down if it crashes, so for me it's a good combo to have and use and works well for all the forums i'm on, regarding getting in and out and not causing me any hassle.

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RE: Off topic Advice on browser - 4/13/2019 12:21:28 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Zap

I have used Yahoo for a long time. Changed to Duckduck. (because they don't keep a history of sites visited) now I'm using google chrome. Since I bought a new lap top I downloaded Free Avast virus protection. They are offering a browser. Anyone try that as a browser? Just wondering if its worth trying? Also I read a suggestion to use more then one browser. The reason given was on some browsers won't let you access some sites while another will.
What do you use and why do you like it?


I've been using Firefox for many years. At first, b/c they offered tabbed browsing so it was definitely a long time ago.

Occasionally, i will use Explorer.

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RE: Off topic Advice on browser - 4/13/2019 12:37:10 PM   
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Firefox with uBlock Origin to cut out most of the annoyances.

Chrome as an occasional - but again with uBlock Origin


I've been happy with Microsoft's own AV and firewall like Zakblood says. There's enough aggro with Windows 10 anyway without adding an extra thing to the soup.

I've recently started buying old but cleaned Windows 7 laptops - about £80 in UK and having a selection of games on them.

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RE: Off topic Advice on browser - 4/13/2019 12:39:40 PM   
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here's a screenshot for the firefox browser. also, here's something i use (flux) to help with eyestrain.

https://justgetflux.com/

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RE: Off topic Advice on browser - 4/13/2019 1:46:34 PM   
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I use chrome but it works the heck out of my hard drive. More than any of the other browsers. I like the interface. I've used Firefox and Edge sometimes. Like Zak I stick with the AV and Firewall protection W10 came with. Tried others but got tired of the hassle.

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RE: Off topic Advice on browser - 4/13/2019 2:43:40 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Zap

I have used Yahoo for a long time. Changed to Duckduck. (because they don't keep a history of sites visited) now I'm using google chrome. Since I bought a new lap top I downloaded Free Avast virus protection. They are offering a browser. Anyone try that as a browser? Just wondering if its worth trying? Also I read a suggestion to use more then one browser. The reason given was on some browsers won't let you access some sites while another will.
What do you use and why do you like it?


Wait, there's a browser called Duckduck, I've been missing out on all these years?

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RE: Off topic Advice on browser - 4/13/2019 5:37:10 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: altipueri

Firefox with uBlock Origin to cut out most of the annoyances.

Chrome as an occasional - but again with uBlock Origin

This, this is all you need to travel the internets


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ORIGINAL: GaryChildress
Wait, there's a browser called Duckduck, I've been missing out on all these years?


It's called DuckDuckGo, and it works p good too.


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RE: Off topic Advice on browser - 4/13/2019 11:27:57 PM   
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I, too, have been using Firefox for many years. The only add-on I use with it is NoScript. I do as zakblood recommends and use the AV and firewall that came with Windows 10.

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RE: Off topic Advice on browser - 4/14/2019 12:14:14 AM   
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noscript, ublock origin, ghostery are all must-have addons for firefox

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RE: Off topic Advice on browser - 4/14/2019 3:57:05 AM   
Zap


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Thank you for your suggestions. So I uninstalled 2 3rd party virus programs. I have Mawarebytes is that ok? If not I Will go with U Block origin. Added to google chrome

Just a side note I installed a free word program. I had MS word, Excel, (Office) 2003. Microsoft stopped supporting it. It no longer interacts well with MS Windows 10.

I think its a good choice this free program will do the job. As opposed to buying MS Office 365.

Also got a free Media suite program to burn disc create photo albums to disc.
Whats your opinion on this types of Utility programs? Are there other Utility programs you think I should have?



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RE: Off topic Advice on browser - 4/14/2019 4:09:49 AM   
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I use Open Office. It's OK but if you incorporate photos in your work it will shut down.

If I had heavy duty word processing to do I'd invest in Microsoft Office.

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RE: Off topic Advice on browser - 4/14/2019 5:01:00 AM   
Zap


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That's what i downloaded as well (Open Office), as you said it does the basics. I just tried adding a photo to Open Office it didn't crash. I do have a Navidia GtX 1060 graphics card, if that makes a difference

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