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Old March 30, 2009, 09:22 PM   #25
tyme
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It doesn't matter what OS you're running.

Get Firefox. Get adblockplus. Get noscript. Make sure it's blocking flash/pdf/java (it should by default). Whitelist specific known-good sites if you want, but do so at your peril particularly if they host 3rd party ads.

Or, even better, have a separate vmware / xen image for generic stuff -- web browsing, running questionable apps...
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