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#1 fletch

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Posted 26 May 2004 - 06:16 PM

Looking to dump MSIE for a safer browser. Any suggestions? Thanks.

#2 Muriel

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Posted 26 May 2004 - 11:10 PM

Many of the folks here speak quite highly of Opera and its various tools, and I plan to switch to that myself in the near future. Spywareblaster has an additional feature for blocking spyware and tracking cookies if you have Mozilla or FireFox installed, so this might be an incentive to use those.
Just stay away from Aol or other combo packages with their own browsers as these are just different masks with IE actually running behind the scene.

#3 Paranoid

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Posted 27 May 2004 - 10:06 AM

Well anything is fine just not IE and it's cousins
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Posted 29 May 2004 - 03:38 PM

I like Mozilla Firefox. It's very fast & light. So far i haven't had any problems using it on any of the sites i go to. And don't have to worry about that evil activex anymore. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a much faster and more secure browser than IE . Haven't tried Opera yet, But soon will. ;)

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Posted 29 May 2004 - 04:19 PM

I use both Firefox and Opera and IE only if and when I have to, which is almost never. I use BigFix for Windows Updates.
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#6 Mike

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Posted 29 May 2004 - 04:27 PM

I prefer FireFox myself. Mozilla might be better if you've never used another browser. FireFox technically is still beta.
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#7 TruthisthatAAOT

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 01:10 AM

I recommend and use Opera

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 02:27 AM

I would Probably Recommend FireFox at the moment, but if the new breed of Mozilla/Netscape Hijackers continue to multiply, then I will be moving elsewhere. Of course, there are a lot of other great browsers desgined on the Gecko Core :)

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 05:36 AM

FireFox is good and I like the tabbed Browsing feature!

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 08:57 PM

I would Probably Recommend FireFox at the moment, but if the new breed of Mozilla/Netscape Hijackers continue to multiply, then I will be moving elsewhere. Of course, there are a lot of other great browsers desgined on the Gecko Core :)

There are no Mozilla/Netscape hijackers. There is one unethical company triggering the installer prompt with a javascript. A prompt is not a hijack. That problem will be dealt with in the next release of Mozilla/FireFox.
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Posted 31 May 2004 - 02:34 AM

After using IE for many years and being disgusted by the many security holes, I just switch last week, first to Mozilla, than to Mozilla FireFox. Only reason I decided to try FireFox is I really liked Mozilla, and wanted to try the latest version. So far I like both and have had no problems. I also love the tabbed windows. I can't see myself every going back to IE, except if there's a site I cannot access with Firefox. Oh, I just thought of one minor problem I've noticed - I use Yahoo email and have noticed a different appearance of the pages, but everything still functions fine.
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Posted 31 May 2004 - 10:51 AM

firefox as default, opera as secondary.:-)

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 11:36 AM

There IS a netscape hijacker. LOP does it.

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 02:09 PM

Firefox, in my opinion. Light on resources, tabbed browsing, and highly customizable ( and I don't mean just from the toolbars!).

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 11:04 PM

There IS a netscape hijacker. LOP does it.

That is one part of an infection of the whole computer, done after lop has been downloaded and installed by other means and it is cleared by simply resetting the home page. Netscape plays no other part in a lop hijacking and will not allow lop or anything else to do a drive by hijacking.
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Posted 07 June 2004 - 12:56 PM

I have also switched from IE to other browsers, i.e. Mozilla and Opera. Mozilla is really good and I must give my compliments to the developers of Opera. It is really great in terms of interface, options and security features. :p

IE is too much trouble and fills your computer with too many large patches that actually do not fix the problem. :techsupport:

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 04:15 PM

I use firefox too. Love the tabs.
However if Windows is your operating system you must still make sure you download all critical updates. Sad but true.

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 05:12 PM

I have six browsers on my machine, but they're for specialized purposes.

IE - Windows Update _ONLY_.
Firefox - literally _everything_.
K-Meleon - HTML testing browser.
Netscape Navigator 4.8 - for reading .gz files on a certain fanfiction archive.
Firebird - as a Firefox backup.
Lynx - for running through Gopher archives.
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#19 Paranoid

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 09:24 AM

Yet more reasons to stick with another browser.

See

http://62.131.86.111/analysis.htm
http://www.heise.de/...s/meldung/48016
Please note that the software I recommend above is entirely based on only my own experience and testing. In no way should my comments,opinions and endorsements be construed as an endorsement by the forum, nor do they reflect the advise or recommendations by the experts or helpers at spywareinfo.





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