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User Info: SinisterSlay

1 month ago#31
Brave is a bitcoin miner. I wonder if that's why my battery usage on my phone with Brave is so high. Like 4 times more battery used by Brave then Chrome.
He who stumbles around in darkness with a stick is blind. But he who... sticks out in darkness... is... fluorescent! - Brother Silence

User Info: cow1578

1 month ago#32
I use Avira anti-virus and Firefox with Adblocker-ultimate. When I'm looking at ahem, ::visual:: websites I'm in a private window. I also don't click on sketchier looking links. I've never had any problems.

In the past I used to love noScript but it is such a pain to be constantly enabling blocked scripts and it really doesn't play well with internet banking and the like so I uninstalled it. YMMV.

I only use Chrome for Google owned websites (like Gmail & Drive) because it works best for that. I never use it otherwise because it spies on everything you do.

I am just not comfortable with that.
If I wasn't laughing I'd be crying.

User Info: Dragon Nexus

Dragon Nexus
4 weeks ago#33
Echo127 posted...
CommonJoe posted...
Common sense.

This sounds like a joke, but it really is the best defense.

Not when you're browsing a completely normal site and an advert stuffs a trojan or malware on your computer without you knowing.

Computer security isn't just "Don't google "Porn" and click random links" any more.
"A cynic is what an idealist calls a realist."
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