Antivirus advised for Firefox?


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Old 10-21-09, 07:29 PM
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Antivirus advised for Firefox?

I'm considering switching to Firefox from IE, due to virus problems despite having paid-up antivirus protection. I'm told Firefox is "fairly" immune to viruses, but do you still advise any particular protection, free or fee-based? Do some work better with Firefox than with IE?
 
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Old 10-21-09, 09:18 PM
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AV protects the OS not the browser. However Firefox is safer from malware with the right add-ons. You'd have to use Mac or some flavor of Linux or BSD to be safe from viruses,
 
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Old 10-23-09, 01:03 AM
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AVG Free

AVG Free works great with firefox, as it will scan as you surf web sites for possible hijacks and malware threats
also try firefox portable
 
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Old 10-23-09, 11:33 AM
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Thanks, I've used AVG before, and find it pretty easy to navigate, just wasn't sure how well it would interface with Firefox.
 
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Originally Posted by mikerios View Post
AVG Free works great with firefox, as it will scan as you surf web sites for possible hijacks and malware threats
also try firefox portable
I have been using AVG paid edition with firefox for several months with no problems.
 
 

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