Originally Posted by Samanthavv
I use firefox and thunderbird. I don't know what WOT is and what the other two things you said were, penelope. Where do I get them?
I normally DONT use many programs because I've always been really good about NOT getting crap on my computer (I've gone six years and not once ever got a virus or adware or anything)
My sister comes over for one night and completely f***s up my computer.
I hear you on people not knowing what they're doing on your computer. :/
I use adblock and flashblock, which you can get from the Mozilla Firefox server. Adblock lets you block out almost all popunders and popovers, etc., and gives you the option to block certain pics (say you're reading the news and are sick of that sidebar...the ad is gone once you right-click and block it).
Flashblock blocks all flashplayer ads and other things unless you UNblock them by clicking the little arrow. It's super easy, and not unfriendly to use.
WOT keeps track of website threats (viruses, illegal downloads, etc), and rates the sites. So before you click on a site, you can drag your cursor over their name on the screen and get a green light, red light, or yellow light. They have tons of info on how the program works. It helps people like your sister, too, who don't know what NOT to open.