Re: Phishing filters
Web pages are slow loading, even for a 2.6GHz. Probably because now it has
to got check two databases on line. It sucks.
"Rolando E Creagh, MD FACS" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Thanks for both responses. The question and reality is we are spending a
> great deal of our CPU functioning capacity, running stay&run residents
> programs for the sake of activities, not of our primary interest. And this
> is a shame.
> In a recent comparison, Netcraft Toolbar is found as the best. Personally
> I have no experience with it. I would hope that on all those dire
> programs, they would try to be as transparent and unobtrusive with minimal
> footprint as possible. Norton certainly is not such panacea. Perhaps
> someone in the near future could use a 4, 8 or more core CPU and dedicate
> just one (and only one) of them to exclusively run all that garbage, since
> I am sure that things are not going to get easier, simpler or safer.
> In the mean time I will follow your suggestion and try simultaneously the
> IE7 and Trend filters in those computers with sufficient MHz. Perhaps even
> more, as it seems that all new programs want to have every single
> protection; i.e./ wait for the new Ad-Aware.
> Thanks again for the responses.
> "Victek" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> "Rolando E Creagh, MD FACS" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> Can I assume that you should not have two (or more) phishing filters
>>> active simultaneously?
>>> How does IE filter stack against the 3rd party type?
>>> Grateful for you opinion
>>> R. E. CREAGH, MD FACS
>>> Heartburn Center DM
>>> Heartburn! WHY!
>> What you could look at is the phishing filter "look up" service. You
>> should be able to determine the service in each case and then do some
>> research. For instance, Opera browser 9.2 includes a phishing filter
>> which uses a service called "TrustWatch, powered by GeoTrust". Another
>> phishing filter I have used is the Netcraft Toolbar which is so slow to
>> verify sites that it is effectively useless most of the time. In my
>> experience the IE filter can also be quite slow. Since a phishing filter
>> must connect to and check a database every time you visit a new page this
>> adds overhead to browsing. Regarding multiple filters, you would just
>> have to try it and see how it impacted performance. Hope this helps to
>> answer your question.