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diverlee

How Do I really, fully, completely, "DUMP MSIE"?

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OK, I read how to "Prevent Browser Hijacking".

 

So far so good, no hijackings yet and with the good advice in the article, hopefully no future problems.

 

But the article did recommend dumping MSIE. How do I completely remove MSIE and any future

temptation?

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Well, you can't completely uninstall IE - it's part of the operating system. You also need to keep it updated so as to protect your computer from other security flaws. It will do no harm if you don't use it except for using "Windows Update."

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Yeah, I use IE for updates only since I got hammered by the bad guys and use Mozillas' Firefox as a browser.

 

The terms 'Windows Updates' and 'no harm' in the same sentence could be a topic for discussion though. ha ha.

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Yeah, I use IE for updates only since I got hammered by the bad guys and use Mozillas' Firefox as a browser.

 

The terms 'Windows Updates' and 'no harm' in the same sentence could be a topic for discussion though. ha ha.

LOL, isn't that the truth. I only use IE for windows updates as well...

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Opera Web Browser CSS IFrame Lets Remote Users Spoof the Address Bar

http://www.securitytracker.com/aler...un/1010528.html

 

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer '%2F' URL Parsing Error Lets Remote Users Spoof Sites in the Trusted Zone

http://securitytracker.com/alerts/2004/Jun/1010482.html

 

 

Opera '%2F' URL Parsing Error Lets Remote Users Spoof Arbitrary URLs

http://securitytracker.com/alerts/2004/Jun/1010481.html

 

Mozilla Browser Address Bar Spoofing Weakness

http://secunia.com/advisories/11856/

 

Couldn't resist :-).

 

Can't dump IE anyway, not in the sense of getting rid of it. AFAIK, XP can have ten different Browsers - 10 being just an arbitrary # - as long as one of them is the default.

 

Regards - Charles

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Thanks to all for the input. From now on IE only for Windows Update. I'm now using Netscape 7+ for primary browser. Until last weekend I used Netscape 4.79. No particular reason other than anything but IE.

 

How does generic Mozilla compare to Netscape 7+? Any issues I need to be aware of? I do know they both use Mozilla as the underlying engine. :mellow:

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Netscape is just Mozilla with a bunch of add-on junk added by AOL.

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Thanks Mike. I have a plain vanilla DSL connection though the phone company. Never went for AOL or their ilk. I'll uninstall Netscape 7+ and try Mozilla this weekend.

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