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    Default Guru Oldsod "Malware Part Two"

    I read Guru Oldsod "Malware Part Two".Thank you for a very enlightening post at
    http://forums.zonealarm.org/zonelabs...essage.id=5445

    I know you use Opera browser.I would like to use that browser if and when ZAFF supports it.Currently using Firefox/3.0.6 and ZAFF version 1.2.144.0 with following Firefox Add-ons :
    Noscript blocks web pages from running potentially malicious programs.You can enable JavaScript, Java and plugin execution for sites you trust only.
    Adblock Plus will block most advertisements fully automatically.

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    Default Guru Oldsod "Opera"


    <blockquote><hr>Charles_B wrote:
    I read Guru Oldsod "Malware Part Two".Thank you for a very enlightening post at
    http://forums.zonealarm.org/zonelabs...essage.id=5445

    I know you use Opera browser.I would like to use that browser if and when ZAFF supports it.Currently using Firefox/3.0.6 and ZAFF version 1.2.144.0 with following Firefox Add-ons :
    Noscript blocks web pages from running potentially malicious programs.You can enable JavaScript, Java and plugin execution for sites you trust only.
    Adblock Plus will block most advertisements fully automatically.
    <hr></blockquote>

    Get ready for a long thread!

    Opera will never have the ZAFF available.

    So do not wait for it to happen.
    Opera itself is from a private company and it is a closed or private code. Not open source such as Firefox.
    There will likely never be any provisions to add on extra.
    No toolbar or .dll can be added into the Opera and this never has been possible before. Probably it will never happen.
    All I can suggest is download the Opera and try it out.

    BUT be forewarned - it will not be a quick transistion to Opera.
    It will take a few weeks or perhaps months to figure out all of the ins and outs and tricks and tweaks.
    With Firefox just download the fix or the tweak or the addon - but with Opera you learn how to do it yourself.
    You basically install Opera, then use it out of the box and enjoy it ...and then learn about Opera and then you will really enjoy it.

    Blocked Content similar to the Adblock of Firefox


    Not quite the same as the Firefox adblock (no regular expressions) but wild cards are useable as shown and there are a few good lists to add the Oper Block Content feature. The pre-made lists are manually added into the urlfilter.ini of the Opera. These are not downloaded into the Opera.
    Best regards.
    oldsod

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    Site Preferences in Opera ... this voids the need for NoScripts as this is a built in feature in the Opera.
    No addons or other extenstions are needed - comes with the Opera browser.

    Note the Quick Preferences can be moved into a toolbar for 'easy to see on the spot' control as seen in the screenshots.

    The Site Preferences can be reached in the right click of the site:



    or in the Tools:



    or quickly in the Quick Preferences (or just use F12):



    Site preferences Panel overview

    General settings:



    Cookies:



    Content:



    (notice I use my own adblocking css to reduce ads and banners)

    Display:



    (iframes and frames can be enabled or disabled)

    Scripting:



    (notice I use my own javascripts to reduce ads and banners)


    Network:



    All easily found and easily setup to allow content for needed and wanted sites and block globally for the rest of the internet sites.
    Best regards.
    oldsod

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    Opera Skins and Color selection - there are many more skins to choose from.



    Transfer is a download manager.
    One of the nice features of Opera.
    The transfers can be always redownloaded or stopped and started when wanted or needed.
    Transfers can be saved for reuse they can deleted manually or deleted automatically as desired.
    Media files can be opened directly from the Transfer menu and the player can be selected to show the media:



    Plugins are controlled and setup in the Downloads of the Preferences - what to do with a file such as save it and where to save it, open it and with what application or player and just ignore the file and so forth. User control is strong here too.




    Other pluses - search engines can be easily added and edited. Searches can be done directly from the content menu.
    Plain URLs (no http linking) in a web page can be copied and immediately opened in a new tab without the use of the Address bar.

    It has built in Notes for keeping track of snippets or for quick grabs or even for future references.

    The Opera Wand is a nice feature - it is a password manager and form filler ([Ctrl + Enter]).

    Bookmarks are easy to manage and handle.

    The Opera's equivalent of the firefox's about:config is the opera:config

    Phishing filter is built in and is satisfactory.

    Plus more pluses - the list is very long.


    Opera Speed Dial (customized of course)

    Best regards.
    oldsod

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    A nice adblocker.css for Opera is found here (works in Firefox and Internet Explorer).
    Something I collected together and added to awhile ago:


    http://uploading.com/files/WSTUBNV3/adblocker.css.html

    "advanced content blocker/ad filter for opera based on javascript" is found here:

    http://my.opera.com/Ghostshaw/blog/

    (note: the javascript filters works for https not just http but must be set in the Opera first. And the javascript filters can be manually edited to block personal peeves or unwanteds.
    Also the user scripts from Firefox can be easily edited to be used in Opera to create customized sites/pages and do other tricks.)

    Adblock filters for Opera are found here (plus Tamil has links to other filters too)

    http://my.opera.com/Tamil/blog/ad-block

    Oldsod.

    Message Edited by Oldsod on 02-17-2009 09:52 PM
    Best regards.
    oldsod

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    Default Re: Guru Oldsod "Opera"

    Very impressive introduction to your browser of choice.Looks like Opera really does rock.

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    Default Re: Guru Oldsod "Opera"

    <blockquote><hr>Charles_B wrote:
    Very impressive introduction to your browser of choice.Looks like Opera really does rock.
    <hr></blockquote>
    Another interesting feature in the later versions - there are no file extensions to be found in the browser's cache.
    Even though a file would have to be clicked to be executed, without the file extensions added to the file it is impossible to externally execute the file. Thus any malware that does enter the cache is basically neutered. Just another security feature.

    Yes indeed Opera Rocks!

    Unless of course you like some pizazz as found in a Firefox browser:



    Oldsod.

    Message Edited by Oldsod on 02-17-2009 11:13 PM
    Best regards.
    oldsod

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    For a very good and very hard detailed look at IE, Firefox and Opera; go here

    http://www.webdevout.net/

    and look at the browsers listed in the 'Public Information' table.
    Lots of misinformation and misbeliefs are dispelled or removed about all of the three browsers.

    Oldsod.
    Best regards.
    oldsod

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    Thanks Oldsod for the link : http://www.webdevout.net/
    Will check it out.Have a nice evening.

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    <blockquote><hr>Charles_B wrote:
    Thanks Oldsod for the link : http://www.webdevout.net/
    Will check it out.Have a nice evening.
    <hr></blockquote>


    Enjoy!
    Just understand as much as I state I use Opera, I do say to use Firefox too.
    I am fair to all.

    I will even say use Internet Explorer, if the user understand how to properly secure it and use it and understands how to avoid the security risks.

    Oldsod.
    Best regards.
    oldsod

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