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07-10-2019 01:21 PM
ralfy
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Originally Posted by ActionJackson View Post
I use Dissenter browser and uBlock Plus which is just as good as Adblock Plus. I fired Firefox and removed it's tentacles from all of my devices when I heard that they teamed up with George Soros -- evil personified. They've also teamed up with other big-tech companies in an effort to squash free speech.

I also use Ghostery in conjunction with uBlock Plus. At this very moment ... uBlock Plus is blocking 13 spy sites (which probably help pay SurvivalistBoard's bills??) and Ghostery is blocking 10 trackers. I couldn't download Ghostery when I was using the Pale Moon browser but Dissenter allows it.
From what I know, uBlock Origin is the original and goes through active development. It can also use Adblock, ABP, Adguard, and other filters, including those from Nano Defender.

I heard about Dissenter, but I think it's based on Brave, which I think wants to focus on the BAT:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_...ttention_Token

I used Ghostery in the past, but avoided it later because of points given here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostery#Criticism
07-09-2019 09:12 PM
ActionJackson I use Dissenter browser and uBlock Plus which is just as good as Adblock Plus. I fired Firefox and removed it's tentacles from all of my devices when I heard that they teamed up with George Soros -- evil personified. They've also teamed up with other big-tech companies in an effort to squash free speech.

I also use Ghostery in conjunction with uBlock Plus. At this very moment ... uBlock Plus is blocking 13 spy sites (which probably help pay SurvivalistBoard's bills??) and Ghostery is blocking 10 trackers. I couldn't download Ghostery when I was using the Pale Moon browser but Dissenter allows it.
07-09-2019 08:47 PM
ralfy XP has no more security updates, and the same will happen to Win 7 and 8.1. Security updates for older browsers might also not work or might not be made quickly. Anti-malware might also not be available or effective without security updates.

Given that, your option is to move to Win 10 eventually and try to strip off telemetry using programs like AntiSpy (you can also tweak it and Win 8.1 to make it look like Win 7 or XP), and do the same or use other applications, or use other operating systems.

On the other hand, if you have no plans of going online, then you can still use XP. Or else you can run it in a virtual machine.

Several suggestions are given here:

https://prism-break.org/en/

BTW, some free operating systems are now easy to install and have an interface that's similar (or can be tweaked or changed) to those used in Win XP and 7. They can also run on older hardware and even low-powered ones.
07-09-2019 06:09 PM
Senex
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Originally Posted by Creek Walker View Post
Firefox no longer supports Win XP
For Win XP users the main choices are Mypal, Centaury, Comodo IceDragon (Firefox-based), or Slimjet, SRWare Iron or Chromodo (Chrome/Chromium-based).
07-07-2019 11:07 PM
Central Scrutinizer
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Originally Posted by The Old Coach View Post
Y'all gotta understand that at my age I will be double-damned to Hell before I'll go through the exercise of learning yet another operating system which is chockablock full of features that I don't even want, much less need.
Apart from Firefox, there is nothing stopping XP from working a long time. If you have XP pro 64 bit going, all the better.



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07-07-2019 09:26 PM
Senex The (so-called) bug failed to stop me from downloading addons from the Firefox site using Mypal and Centaury browsers in XP Pro, nor using Waterfox browser in MX Linux...so it only seems to affect Firefox, not derivatives. No surprise there. Mypal can be accessed via:
http://www.xpbrowsers.com/
Centaury browser from : https://github.com/Feodor2/Centaury
05-31-2019 01:01 PM
The Old Coach Y'all gotta understand that at my age I will be double-damned to Hell before I'll go through the exercise of learning yet another operating system which is chockablock full of features that I don't even want, much less need.
05-31-2019 10:26 AM
America's Patriot
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Originally Posted by Watchingtheweasels View Post
If you need an XP machine for dedicated legacy software, that's fine...you should just make sure that you don't connect it to the internet or browse/download anything on it.

Make a bootable thumb drive with XP on it. There is a minimum install out there that would be great for this. Just boot up to the XP drive and browse away. Lock it down so nothing can write to the OS.
05-30-2019 11:15 PM
The Old Coach Been doing it pretty much 24/7/365 since Apil 2009.! My machine should be a forest of malware, sez you, but it's not.

Good hygiene mainly; don't do games, don't do music, don't do porn, rarely ever do Utoob, don't open clickbait, don't open unknown emails, (email domain is a very secure paid subscription service), don't use WiFi, needless to say no iGadgets, do run McAfee, do run No-Script in default mode BLOCK, (I only whitelist Amazon, Walmart, and a very few others), do run Privacy Badger, und-und-und.

Last time I caught any malware on any personal machine was about 2006/7 when I was on the company VPN for work every day.

Interesting factoid: My ISP is HughesNet. I used to get unsolicited pings and port requests a hundred times a day on my old dialup service, but now I don't even look at the firewall log anymore. It's one continuous blank. I also like that if you query my IP address it comes up as someplace in central Kansas.
05-30-2019 09:08 PM
Watchingtheweasels If you need an XP machine for dedicated legacy software, that's fine...you should just make sure that you don't connect it to the internet or browse/download anything on it.
05-29-2019 12:23 AM
The Old Coach I think I've read somewhere that the vast majority of ATMs and point-of-sale credit card processors are running XP. That may be changing with the point-of-sale readers going over to these chipped cards. But I have yet to see a gas pump that reads the chip, and my local bank's ATM still reads the stripe.
05-28-2019 11:36 PM
Central Scrutinizer
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Originally Posted by The Old Coach View Post
About six months ago I started getting short (10-15 seconds) screen freezes every ten or fifteen minutes in FF. Not something in the O/S, other applications kept on running fine. Frustrating, but was just putting up with it. Were you seeing those?



The 52.9.0 download which was ostensibly to fix the Add-ons problem also fixed the screen freezing.



I'm carefully cloning my current hard drive to my other machines, and setting a couple of cloned drives aside as spares. Dunno if I could ever build up a load from scratch that would work. Two is one, one is none.
I get freezes all the time with 52.9.0. Sometimes plugincontainer.exe is running and killing it seems to work, sometimes. Mainly I have to kill Firefox and restart it.

It's a shame that WInXp is dead. I am going to have to give it up and probably suffer from incompatibility with other legacy software. The US Navy is supposedly the longest holdout on WInXp. Or maybe it's just us now.

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05-23-2019 11:52 PM
The Old Coach
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Originally Posted by Texas Fire View Post
XP Pro here as well. Dumped FF when she first started misbehaving about 6 months back. Now use maxthon with sea monkey as backup. Maxthon has a habit of blocking certain sites. No sweat, I just crank up the other browser
About six months ago I started getting short (10-15 seconds) screen freezes every ten or fifteen minutes in FF. Not something in the O/S, other applications kept on running fine. Frustrating, but was just putting up with it. Were you seeing those?

The 52.9.0 download which was ostensibly to fix the Add-ons problem also fixed the screen freezing.

I'm carefully cloning my current hard drive to my other machines, and setting a couple of cloned drives aside as spares. Dunno if I could ever build up a load from scratch that would work. Two is one, one is none.
05-23-2019 11:23 PM
Texas Fire XP Pro here as well. Dumped FF when she first started misbehaving about 6 months back. Now use maxthon with sea monkey as backup. Maxthon has a habit of blocking certain sites. No sweat, I just crank up the other browser
05-23-2019 08:09 PM
The Old Coach
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Originally Posted by ralfy View Post
Try Mozilla forks like Waterfox, which removes privacy issues.

For add-ons, try uBlock Origin.

For Chrome users, there's Iridium.

Finally, keep in mind that older operating systems no longer have security updates.
*YAWN* Didn't read the thread, did you.
05-23-2019 07:43 PM
ralfy Try Mozilla forks like Waterfox, which removes privacy issues.

For add-ons, try uBlock Origin.

For Chrome users, there's Iridium.

Finally, keep in mind that older operating systems no longer have security updates.
05-23-2019 12:17 PM
Central Scrutinizer
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Originally Posted by The Old Coach View Post
Legacy software is why I'm still on XP, also. Back about 1990 I learned CAD on an early DOS implementation of Anvil, which is very intuitive if you learned drafting on a board, which I did. It completely ruined me for learning AutoCAD. And all of what remained of my professional career from '93 on I had a staff of AutoCAD mechanics at my beck and call to do detail design and documentation. By comparison today, Anvil is no more than a sketchpad, but that's all I need in my retirement.
I started using Visio decades ago. I never used AutoCad because the work I was producing was not required to that level of detail and the company I was working for had a draftsman and one license for him . Visio can do some amazing stuff once you get familiar with it.

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05-23-2019 09:58 AM
Watchingtheweasels
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Originally Posted by The Old Coach View Post
Saw a comment on another site, looked up and sure enough my AdBlock is gone. Try to reload from the www.adblock.com site, and Firefox declares that the download is corrupt.

I'm running FF 59.2.0 on top of XP-Pro. Thought FF wasn't even updating that revision.

NoScript still working.

Anybody know anything?
Windows XP-Pro?

If so, you've got bigger security problems than whether or not Firefox is permitting or disabling Adblock.

I'm running the latest Firefox (67.0) on Linux with Adblock Plus, Privacy Badger, HTTPS everywhere, and No Script without any issues.

I wonder if the extension is no longer compatible with that version of Firefox being too old or with XP itself.
05-22-2019 02:43 AM
The Old Coach Legacy software is why I'm still on XP, also. Back about 1990 I learned CAD on an early DOS implementation of Anvil, which is very intuitive if you learned drafting on a board, which I did. It completely ruined me for learning AutoCAD. And all of what remained of my professional career from '93 on I had a staff of AutoCAD mechanics at my beck and call to do detail design and documentation. By comparison today, Anvil is no more than a sketchpad, but that's all I need in my retirement.
05-22-2019 02:25 AM
Central Scrutinizer Yeah, I probably have 52.9.0 as well. I have not checked to see if they have another update for me, I will check. I liked Ad Nauseum ad blocker. It worked well and I hope to get it back.

This behavior of ad block was very weird. I don't have no script installed .

Fact is, I am going to have bite the bullet and upgrade to Win 10. I just got a client that has some Visio files in VSDX and those are not supported in WInXp. Until this point, I had only a browser issue. Sad thing is that I will probably lose compatability with some legacy software for which there is no replacement. My computer supports 64 bit, but I suppose it has a lot of hours racked up, so with it, the monitors might need replacing as DVI HDMI is passe now.

We have five other desk and laptop computers in the house running Win10 , mine has been the holdout because it sees little downtime and is loaded with legacy software.

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