I've never really had any problems with ie, but am well aware that many people swear by Firefox. If anyone fits that description, can you tell me why you feel ff is better? If you use something other than ie or ff, could tell me what and why you like it?
Yay! Another IE update I can ignor!
FireFox for life!
lol. Is it just me or does anyone else hate IE 7's look/feel. It disgusts me...I have 3 browsers, Firefox, Opera, and IE. If it doesn't work in firefox I use opera, if opera doesn't work, I use my last resort IE.
Well... since I'm of the mind that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" I'll stick with ie until it does something to majorly piss me off.
recoveringknowitall:Well... since I'm of the mind that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" I'll stick with ie until it does something to majorly piss me off.
Technically IE 6 was heavily broken, I'm not a big fan of IE 7 so not sure about the vulernabilities...You're most likely talking about IE7 though. But personally, I won't be using a microsoft built browser from now on, nothing against Microsoft, but I prefer firefox more. It's treated me much better, and my computer is far more secure compared to the IE days. Plus, the open source nature really is fantastic, all these add-ons really make my life easier, especially Ad-block and no script. No script especially, I can force only the website content I want loaded...No need for most advertisements on sites, as well as having the mentality that I can visit any site without incurring any harm, thankfully it blocks everything, and I get to allow what I want and don't want. Truly a great add-on ^_^...but each time you visit a new site, you need to choose what to allow as all are blocked, but a worthy trade off considering my computer is far more secure without it.
Although I can't recall what ie version was out when I 1st used it, I've been using it for many years and have never had a major problem with it. My experiences have been >90% positive with it I'd say, but that's just me.
Ahhh..So maybe you are talking about IE6 also, do you run lavasoft ad-aware at all?...You should give it a try to see how much spyware you have...With IE6 I had so much it would slow down my pc tremendously..With Firefox, I rarely get any....But your rig probably hasn't had IE6 installed on it, if it does or had without a format recently...download ad-aware from lavasoft, update it, and run it =P...If you've had Ie6, you'd be surprised by how much spyware is cooked up on your machine.
Kamrooz:Ahhh..So maybe you are talking about IE6 also
Well if that's what was out 6 or 7 years ago then yes.
I have a friend who does ALOT of hacking(I know... shame shame, but that's his deal not mine)so naturally he's an expert on spyware detection/removal and says he's tried all the programs. Not too long ago we were bored and he told me that there's no way my PC is completely spyware/adware free with Norton alone so I said "do your worst". It took him nearly 3 hrs., but he installed a plethora of programs to probe my rig with it's 1 year old XP install and guess what: 0 spyware, adware, viruses or malware of any kind... seriously!!! He was completely blown away and left scratchin' his head.
I think it helps alot that I don't surf xxx sites.
recoveringknowitall:I think it helps alot that I don't surf xxx sites.
But even other sites have spyware besides porn. I use to collect a plethora of spyware....all over the place. I won't even get started on my cousins computers. They just surf around to the disney websites and just run around on the net, they were really young at the time...few years back, they were around 9 and 10. But damn, they had so much I couldn't even remove it all. The computer was so damn slow..I had to format the sucker to get it back to square one...The thing would freeze up often. It was badddd..lol
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