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A friend told me I should change from Google Chrome to FoxFire for my browser.  I haven't had any problems with Chrome. He said ForxFire is much more secure.  Since I'm not computer savvy I don't want to change without some confirmation he's correct.  Hope someone can give me some input.  Thanks 
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Best answer by RetiredTripleHelix 7 January 2016, 04:15

Please look to see if it's in your Chrome Browser as gray circles are not normal when doing searches. If you feel you can't do it please Submit a Support Ticket and they will help you!
 
Thanks,
 
Daniel ;)

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Hello Orion65,
 
Welcome to the Community
 
Here is an article  http://internet-browser-review.toptenreviews.com/
 
And here is news from ?
https://community.webroot.com/t5/Techie/Firefox-beats-Chrome-and-Tor-in-our-trustworthy-browser-poll/m-p/223195#M9172
 
 
I happen to use Firefox. Chrome and Safari. I find FF to be my perfered browser. Maybe others on the Forum can add what they think is the safest browser? Or add their opinions..
 
Nothing is 100% secure. But using an Antivirus protection and keeping your browser updated does help. It's really a choice I think in the long run. These browsers are always being updated and patched for security.
 
 
Hope this helps?
 
 
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Hi Orion65
 
I don't think that there is much to chose between Firefox and Chrome when it comes to security but IMO Firefox wins hands down regarding privacy. There are also many add-ons that will make Firefox even more private than it is "out of the box".
 
Google's Chrome likes to track you for its commercial ends whereas Mozilla's Firefox is open source. Like Sherry you will have worked out that I also favour Firefox but at the end of the day it's a matter of personal choice. You can easily give Firefox a try whilst still retaining Chrome on your system - it's not a matter of one or the other.
 
Nemo
Just my humble opinion first  I have not used the " E" browser in foreve !r i would'nt even if they gave me money !
I really like Chrome and I know everyone is going to have a prefference. I like the ease of clearing my cookies and other history with Chrome while other web engines, I think you may need to be a Nasa sceincetist t do it :-)
So Chrome is My choice
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I also use Firefox and have found that it is easy to use and very secure, it is th one that i prefer.
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@chiparoo wrote:
Just my humble opinion first  I have not used the " E" browser in foreve !r i would'nt even if they gave me money !
I really like Chrome and I know everyone is going to have a prefference. I like the ease of clearing my cookies and other history with Chrome while other web engines, I think you may need to be a Nasa sceincetist t do it :-)
So Chrome is My choice

Hi chiparoo,
 
To do this in Firefox it's really not hard. Please look here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-browsing-history-and-cookies-firefox-os
 
Thank you for your input! It's great to have involvement and opinions from others!;)
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Hi Sherry,
Thank you for the helpful  information. I will check it out. I'm a creature of habit and will probably stay with Chrome but who knows I might change.
Thanks again,
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Hi Nemo.
Thank you for your input.  Looks like I've got a big decision to make.  
Thanks again. 
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Hi Chiparoo,
Thanks for your input. I also like Chrome and have used it for years with no problems.  Who knows it might be time to take the plunge and make a change. 
Thanks again
 
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Hi JHawley,
Thank you for your input.  I will look at the sites given by Sherry and hopefully will make a decision soon.
Thanks again
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Just to let you know that Webroot only supports Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari  so some will not get the Web Filtering and Password Manager Extensions also some have work arounds to get them installed like Chrome based Browsers and Firefox based Browsers.
 
Thanks,
 
Daniel ;)
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Hi Tripe Helix
Thank you for the info. I think I'm going to stick with Chrome since I pretty comfotable with it.  
Thans again
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@Orion65 wrote:
Hi Tripe Helix
Thank you for the info. I think I'm going to stick with Chrome since I pretty comfotable with it.  
Thans again

Sure thing! I use Firefox 64bit, Chrome 64bit and Cyberfox 64bit and I got the Web Filtering extension installed in all of them but had to use a work around to get it installed on Cyberfox 64 bit see here the same for Palemoon and Unofficial: https://community.webroot.com/t5/Webroot-SecureAnywhere-Complete/Unofficial-Webroot-filtering-extension-in-Palemoon-Unofficial/ta-p/142217
 
Cheers,
 
Daniel ;)
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Hi Triple Helix,
What is the Web Filtering Extension? Does it come with Webroot?
Thanks
Orion65
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@Orion65 wrote:
Hi Triple Helix,
What is the Web Filtering Extension? Does it come with Webroot?
Thanks
Orion65

Yes it does see here in Chrome!
 


 
And you will see these when you do searches:
 


 


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Hi,
Mine shows grayed out so I don't have it.  I guess it's something I have to pay for in order to add.
Thanks for the info. 
Orion65
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Did you check your Chrome Browser?
 


 


 
 
If you don't see the Extension or extensions please follow this to manually install the Web Filter!
 
https://community.webroot.com/t5/Webroot-SecureAnywhere-Complete/Waiting-for-Webroot-Extensions-in-google/m-p/218311#M13810 and let me know what WSA Product you have: http://www.webroot.com/us/en/home/
 
Thanks,
 
Daniel ;)
 
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I have the Webroot Secure Anywhere not the Complete.  I believe that's the next step up in Webroot.
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All versions come with the Web Filter so try the instructions above to check and manually install the Web filter and check here as to what Product you have: http://www.webroot.com/En_US/SecureAnywhere/PC/WSA_PC_Help.htm#C12_MyAccount/CH11b_ActivatingKeycode.htm
 
Thanks,
 
Daniel ;)
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Thanks for all your help.  The product is Antivirus and it does have Shields, Firewall and Web Shield.  
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Please look to see if it's in your Chrome Browser as gray circles are not normal when doing searches. If you feel you can't do it please Submit a Support Ticket and they will help you!
 
Thanks,
 
Daniel ;)
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So sorry.  I went back into Chrome and clicked on the box and it is now showing!!  I can't thank you enough for taking so much time helping me with this.
With appreciation
Orion65 
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@Orion65 wrote:
So sorry.  I went back into Chrome and clicked on the box and it is now showing!!  I can't thank you enough for taking so much time helping me with this.
With appreciation
Orion65 

Great to hear and your very Welcome!
 
Cheers,
 
Daniel ;)
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For me Firefox wins easily regarding privacy Google's Chrome track you for Googles commercial purposes Mozilla's Firefox is open source
How do I switch to Firefox?
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Just download and install it from here:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/products/

It will have a wizard after the install to import bookmarks and history from whatever browser you are using now.

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