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Comment Re:virus scanners are the devil (Score 1) 472

Mod parent up. Most attacks come from the "huge attack surface" from web browser plugins these days.

I, for one, have disabled each and every Firefox add-on and unwanted plugin, and use Windows Vista/7's integrity levels to run the browser in Low Integrity. That way, the worse it can do is trash its profile directory and one designated download directory, both of which are easily wiped and re-created fresh.

Comment Re:.h26x a stumbling point? (Score 3, Interesting) 329

[...] Just delegate it to the OS [...]

So next time there is some remote code execution vulnerability in DirectShow and/or its codecs, you want Firefox users to be affected too?

Face it, with the amount of "plugins" installed by default in Firefox these days in the back of the user (Acrobat, Silverlight, WPF, Windows Media Player, etc.), Firefox has become as much vulnerable as Internet Explorer, if not more because of its lack of usage of Vista's integrity levels.

Let's not add another nail to its coffin.

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