Do antivirus programs work with all browsers

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Most antivirus programs claim to monitor internet downloads.

Is that monitoring process independent of the browser that a person is
using and do you have to verify that a particular anti virus program
will work with a particular browser, other than IE?


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It's independent.

-Frank



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johnjones256@mail.com wrote:
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most anti-virus programs are going to detect bad stuff downloaded off
the internet by scanning the files you download when the file is created
on your hard drive - as such it doesn't matter what browser you use (or
even if you're using a browser or some other application)...

--
"it's not the right time to be sober
now the idiots have taken over
spreading like a social cancer,
is there an answer?"

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They don't care which browser you use.  They interrogate the traffic,
sometimes by using an LSP (Layered Service Provider; see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Layered_Service_Provider ).


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johnjones256@mail.com says...
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In general ...yes.Most avs that have http scanning will divert http (port
80) traffic through thier own "proxy" port.I doesnt matter what browser
you use.
me

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| Most antivirus programs claim to monitor internet downloads.
|
| Is that monitoring process independent of the browser that a person is
| using and do you have to verify that a particular anti virus program
| will work with a particular browser, other than IE?

I agree with all previous posts.  However, I will add that some, like McAfee
Retail anti
virus, is tied to Internet Explorer and it is required to be used.  However, it
will
subsequently work with all Browsers.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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McAfee (and at one time Norton although I haven't used it in years)
uses HTAs (HTML Applications) to present windows to change, for
example options.  The really stupid situation with McAfee is that they
require you to LOWER your Internet security zone's settings because
the idiots run their HTAs in the Internet security zone instead of in
the My Computer security zone (which normally isn't displayed in the
Internet Options applet but a registry hack will make it appear).

As a workaround, usually adding McAfee's unique mcp:// protocol under
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
Settings\ZoneMap\ProtocolDefaults (I think a value of 2 puts that
protocol in the My Computer security zone).  It worked for awhile but
then stopped.  I wasn't about to lower my Internet security zone's
settings because some clown at McAfee can't figure out how to run HTAs
in a security zone *other* than the Internet zone.  Of course, the
whole problem would've been avoided if McAfee hadn't tied its
product's ability to open window to using the IE libraries.

I seem to recall that I had similar problems with Norton AV several
years back when they thought tying their presentation UI to IE was a
good idea.


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