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    New IE browser protection

    The local newspaper had an article on a new piece of browser protection software called Green Border.
    It a free DL for the first 10,000 visitors and claims protection in a unique way for IE users with a Firefox version coming out soon.
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    GreenBorder Pro keeps you safe from identity thieves and criminals, by making your PC, files and personal information invisible to any Web-based threat. You can safely go to any site, click any link, view or download any content and run any Internet program. It also protects you from identity theft by securing your credit card and bank information while shopping or banking online.

    GreenBorder creates an impenetrable protective barrier that keeps all interactions with the web away from your PC. This set & forget protection is always current and doesnt require any updates. It prevents malicious code from silently installing or seeing your files and PC resources--even new sophisticated attacks that are undetectable. You are automatically protected whether at home, at a public WiFi hotspot, or on the road. The SafeFiles option extends the protection to any file received via email, IM and USB sticks. A perfect solution for safely exchanging files with strangers.
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    Check it out at: GREENBORDER
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    Re: New IE browser protection

    This is a sensible approach: using a virtual machine to conduct risky activities (whether opening attachments or visiting web sites) is like having a separate computer on hand that automatically rebuilds itself after every session.

    However, people should not forget about phishing: if you go to a fraudulent web site and enter personal information directly into an online form, GreenBorder can't help you.

    If anyone has tried the Outlook integration of the SafeFiles feature, I'd be curious to hear how well it interacts with Outlook and other common add-ins.

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    Re: New IE browser protection

    Looks like a really neat solution.

    I am reluctant to install it myself until I hear of a number of people running long term stable environments, since this level of interception carries its own risks of reduced stability.

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    Re: New IE browser protection

    Stuart,
    I can understand the reluctance to install it right away.
    I DID download it so I could have it before the 10,000 users grab it.
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    Re: New IE browser protection

    I've downloaded my free copy from download.com, who report 28,891 so far. Go figure. Just as an aside, well before the days of sandboxing becoming popular, a colleague had his own method for this. He ran 2000 under NTFS, but also had a separate 98 FAT32 partition for internet stuff. The latter, of course, couldn't even "see" the former, and if 98 became infected with something, he could simply blow it away and restore it from a clean image. A little fiddly, but not a bad solution for the time.

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    Re: New IE browser protection

    Jefferson,
    I agree completely with you. "Social engineering" or phishing is becoming a bigger threat as they are getting better at it. In addition, if you download a program to use, you will get to the point to decide if it is safe to run outside the "box".

    According to this press release it is a one-year license that is free.
    <hr>Pricing and Availability
    Available for Windows XP and Windows 2000 systems, GreenBorder Pro has a suggested retail price of $49.95 per year for one PC. The SafeFiles option is $14.95 per year. Businesses can purchase bulk licenses from the GreenBorder web site.

    As part of a special launch promotion, the first 10,000 individual users who download GreenBorder Pro from www.greenborder.com or www.download.com before September 1, 2006 will receive a free one-year license for the software.<hr>

    In the news: Border patrol for Internet Explorer

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    Re: New IE browser protection

    EXTRA BONUS for the FIRST 10,000 DOWNLOADS
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    Re: New IE browser protection

    I believe it's the Enterprise Edition that is the 30 day evaluation copy. It appears that the Consumer Edition is <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>.
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    Re: New IE browser protection

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by gdrezek on 10-Jul-06 09:04. )</P>I just downloaded it as well.....but on the "go-to-download" page indicates that it is free for a year. edit - (oops, mentioned more than once......)
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    Re: New IE browser protection

    Is there something I'm missing here ???
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    Re: New IE browser protection

    underneath the download button, otherwise I *think* it mentions only a 30 day trial. During the install, you are to send your email and enter your name so they have a way to send you the product key, which will allow you the 1 year trial.
    Also I was able to find the "normal" price once, but I haven't been able to find it again.
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    Re: New IE browser protection

    I see what you mean. The link you posted does indeed say 30 day trial, but the downlaod page shows no limitations and the licence is <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>. All rather confusing. I haven't tried to install it yet so I'm unaware of what the install process will ask / require of me. Like Stuart, I prefer to be a late arrival rather than one of the first to find the problems. <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20>

    I didn't even look for a price. I thought it was free. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: New IE browser protection

    Here's a little twist... I just went to the page Bob linked to in his original post and went through the process to get to the download.com page and then clicked buy now and got a page asking for my email address to send me a free product key for 1 year. I clicked on the Buy Now link at the top of the page and that took me to this page. So it's a crap shoot as far as i can see. They both take you to the same page at download.com. Maybe you pay and maybe it's free for a year. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: New IE browser protection

    <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15>I never clicked the Buy Now link. Now I understand where some of the comments in this thread have come from.

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    Portions of this site are a great example of what I really dislike about online businesses/ordering/sales/etc...... I, the user, should NOT have to search all over the internet creation on what it is they are selling, how they are selling it and <img src=/S/megashout.gif border=0 alt=megashout width=33 height=17><big>How much does it COST!!</big>
    It's quite annoying.
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    There I feel better now.
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    Re: New IE browser protection

    Seems like I've started something here mentioning the eventually license fee after one year. OK, if one lives long enough one will see if there is license fee.

    So how did I do it? Not downloaded, but read some articles about it, OK fine. At one point in some article, they mention a license fee. Ahmm, OK, I go looking around their site , gets bored since I didn't look at the press releases and didn

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