Windows XP & Vista Web Browser Protection Secret

HughesTech Labs:

Our Engineers have been testing the best way to stay safe while surfing the internet when using any version of Windows. Windows XP & Vista Web Browser Protection Secret: There are about 10 Million users still using Windows XP mainly because newer versions of Windows doesn’t support their Hardware and Windows XP is still a good development platform for Windows type programs that work with every version of Windows going forward.

Normally you would solve online Virus and Malware attacks by not having an Operating System that is so vulnerable to such online attacks and that would be considered the Root Cure.

But Micro Soft left their users hanging in the Wind and stopped supporting Windows XP and Vista and soon will be stopping support for Windows 7.

Chrome also stopped supporting the above Operating Systems where Windows XP and Vista users are stuck at Chrome release: Version 49.0.2623.112

Firefox also stopped supporting the above Operating Systems where Windows XP and Vista users are stuck at Firefox release: Version 52.2.1 esr

Most online attacks occur because the Web Browser you are using Identified itself to the remote server!
We have found surfing highly ranked Popular Sites that attacks against our Operating System occur!

It’s not the popular sites attacking our Operating System, it’s some of the Ads that are attacking the Web Browsers. So these Malicious Ad providers are paying to get their Viruses and Malware installed in your Windows Computer! NICE!

Ok, here is the Secret:

Don’t Identify your Operating System!

It is really simple too, simply use a User Agent Switcher Web Browser Add-on or Extension to spoof your Operating System!

Now when you visit a site that has Malicious Ads or Malicious JavaScript code your user agent Identifies
your Windows Operating System to something like this for Chrome version 49.0.2623.112:

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/535.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ubuntu/11.10 Chromium/28.0.1453.93 Chrome/28.0.1453.93 Safari/537.36

Note:
The Linux x86_64 shown above, the Malicious code sees this and decides which Malicious code to inject for Linux if any! Any Linux code injected will not harm a Windows Operating System!

We found that using the 3rd party Extension for Chrome:

User-Agent Switcher for Google Chrome 1.8.26

Worked the best!

For Chrome enter the following in Chrome’s Address line:
chrome://extensions/

Next select: Get more extensions

Search for:

user agent

and select and install: User-Agent Switcher for Google Chrome 1.8.26

Once installed, an Icon will appear in the browser’s toolbar, simply click and select followed
by clicking on options and select either “Chrome on Ubuntu” or “Chrome on Mac”.

For Firefox we found that

User Agent Switcher 1.0.6 by: Alexander Schlarb

worked the best.

For Firefox enter the following in Firefox’s Address line:
about:addons

Search for:

user agent

and select and install:

User Agent Switcher 1.0.6 by: Alexander Schlarb

Once installed, an Icon will appear in the browser’s toolbar, simply click and select:

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Hope this helps keeping you safe while surfing the Web!

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