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Internet Explorer problem

by William Garcia / January 14, 2009 10:01 PM PST

I heard that Microsoft were having problems with Internet Explorer 7.0
and to prevent problems with the hackers suggest to change to Mozilla Firefox,Opera or any other until they fix the problem.My question is,Microsoft already fixed that problem?It is safe to use Internet Explorer again?
Thanks,
William Garcia

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It's safer. But that's not the real problem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 14, 2009 10:29 PM PST

Let's look at that recent plague of malware called XP Antivirus 2008 or 2009. No one can stop you from clicking OK and installing this stuff.

-> That's the real issue. Are you going to install the bad stuff? And that brings up the next question.

-> How would you know it's bad?

Bob

PS. Read how XP Antivirus exploited so many at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/22/anatomy_of_a_hack/print.html

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It's fixed, but
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 16, 2009 8:50 PM PST

IE is still the browser of choice for malware writers, so you would be a little more secure sticking to another browser like Firefox.

Leave IE for those few web sites that still do not render well in any other browser, and for the occasional visit to Windows Update.

Mark

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Windows Update Is Accessible Using...
by glenn30 / January 17, 2009 12:54 AM PST
In reply to: It's fixed, but

Firefox. I never use IE for this purpose or anything else.

Am using Firefox add-on's "IE Tab" and "IE View Lite". One or both of these make Windows Update work quite well.

Just information and my experience.

Glenn

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Yes I keep forgetting about that add-on
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 17, 2009 5:06 AM PST

With the IE Tab add-on there's really no need to use IE itself any more.

Mark

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