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bobboTue Dec-07-21 06:15 AM
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"Firefox Webshield"


  

          

Just got a popup for Firefox Webshield. Is it worth a download?

I'm currently using AVG Internet Security which has blocked a number of intrusions.

  

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Zeke36Tue Dec-07-21 01:00 PM
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#1. "RE: Firefox Webshield"
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A quick search with google and DuckDuckGo came up empty. It may be a browser extension or something, but Id wait until more is known.

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TtechTue Dec-07-21 01:54 PM
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#2. "RE: Firefox Webshield"
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The BIG RED FLAG here is that you got a popup for it! If they have to advertise it with a popup, it's probably not worth having, not legitimate, or not safe. My Google search showed a Firefox Add-on called Webshield from TotalAV which is a questionable product on it's own.

Behind every good computer... is a jumble of wires 'n stuff.

  

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bobboTue Dec-07-21 03:21 PM
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#3. "RE: Firefox Webshield"
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Thanks Martin, Webshield will have to wait.

  

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bobboMon Dec-13-21 06:19 AM
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#8. "RE: Firefox Webshield"
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I found the following reviews of Webshield at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/total-webshield/reviews/

Rated 1 out of 5
by Sandy Richards, 12 hours ago
Having issues with the "real-time protection" when opening the icon. Get an error message and to reboot but after 3 days of doing this, nothing changes. Hopefully they have a money-back policy!
Rated 1 out of 5

by Firefox user 17174329, 3 days ago
12-09-21: After installing the Total Webshield extension, I was not able to log onto online banking for Bank of America and Capital One. I removed the Total Webshield extension. Immediately after removing the Total Webshield extension, I was able to log onto online banking for Bank of America and also Capital One with absolutely no issues. Something is wrong with Total Webshield.
Michael Allen

  

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bobboTue Dec-07-21 06:36 PM
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#4. "RE: Firefox Webshield"
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What AV protection do you recommend?

  

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bobboTue Dec-07-21 06:38 PM
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#5. "RE: Firefox Webshield"
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Tue Dec-07-21 06:40 PM by bobbo

  

          

OOPS, double post.


Martin, What AV protection do you recommend?

  

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TtechWed Dec-08-21 12:50 AM
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#6. "RE: Firefox Webshield"
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I recommend the built-in Windows Security and if you're not comfortable with just that, add a subscription to Malwarebytes. I don't recommend any "security suites" such as Norton360 or whatever McAfee is calling their suite these days.

Behind every good computer... is a jumble of wires 'n stuff.

  

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bobboWed Dec-08-21 03:25 PM
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#7. "RE: Firefox Webshield"
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Thanks, I'm subscribed to Malwarebytes and AVG.
AVG just now stopped what looked like a legitimate post from CVS Pharmacy.

  

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lenjackThu Dec-16-21 10:59 PM
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#9. "RE: Firefox Webshield"
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Quote:
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I recommend the built-in Windows Security and if you're not comfortable with just that, add a subscription to Malwarebytes. I don't recommend any "security suites" such as Norton360 or whatever McAfee is calling their suite these days.


Totally agree. I don't think you can do better. Get the real time version of Malwarebytes. There is also a setting in it, that allows it to integrate with Windows Security.

  

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