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I dropped back to Windows Defender.  See the original post in this thread.

 

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I'm curious: how is using webmail safer than using an e-mail client such as Outlook? If you click on an infected attachment, you're still in danger, no?


You are never free from danger, but for years webmail was always more secure... for a few reasons...

Most top flight webmails (gmail, yahoo, hotmail/outlook.com) are designed so that they block certain things. Images, scripts, etc. They also usually have antivirus built-in to scan attachments. They also are driven on user feedback as to what is and what isn't spam. Most will automatically filter into a junk folder where the restrictions on messages are even more severe. It will block everything except for text unless you say otherwise.

Outlook (from Office) and Outlook Express had a bad reputation when it came to security FOR YEARS. Their default behaviour was to run anything in the email itself (javascript, active-x controls, etc) once it was opened for viewing. Its another reason why Thunderbird and other such email clients got so popular... they didn't do this. The individual clients had no user-contributed checklist to filter out bad messages, phishing, virus emails, all that stuff.

Email certainly has been getting better over the years.

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Outlook (from Office) and Outlook Express had a bad reputation when it came to security FOR YEARS. Their default behaviour was to run anything in the email itself (javascript, active-x controls, etc) once it was opened for viewing.

 

Even worse, possibly :w00t:, if I recall correctly In some cases this happens/happened the sheer moment you highlighted/selected the mail in the inbox list as it opens/opened a pre-view and executed the whatever the mail contained.

 

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A nag from...?

 

Can you do a screen grab?  It's possible something's gotten into your system.  I'm not seeing anything like that.

 

-Noel

Well its been about 3-4 weeks since the last one but will do a screen shot the next time and post it. As far as something in my system ie malware I normally don't keep a OS for that long as I am always testing and reinstalling.

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putting hosts file cut down much the ads and also malware

but the best is the first u said and formatting :)

 

well its not hard to move the os folders to old dir and deploy windows from backup.

that with using portable apps make it easy to installing refreshed os


Edited by aviv00, 28 April 2015 - 12:54 PM.


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ye but be aware of portables too

many russians make crap out of them and include garbage init


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most of the apps can be installed normally and them move to another directory and still work






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