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cod head

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Internet browsing,security issues.
« on: December 05, 2008, 12:04:06 PM »
I know you lot are all knowing and wise. ;).But being relatively new to computers,only had one for 6 months and my memory is about as bad as a computer full of viruses.I have been looking at I.E.7.pro.What I want to know,not in terms of it can do a lot more things but on security issues alone is it way better than standard I.E.7.Is it easy to configure or am I going to get stuck with it.Also on my browser I have a  yahoo toolbar and a google toolbar.If my google toolbar has I.E.7.can I put Fire fox on my Yahoo toolbar.Would there be conflicts etc.And would it take up a lot more ram having both. :-\.

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Re: Internet browsing,security issues.
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008, 01:19:13 PM »
I have been looking at I.E.7.pro.
It won't mess your IE installation, its default setting will help (somehow), it's not a panaceia for sure.
You should think on using Firefox...

Would there be conflicts etc.And would it take up a lot more ram having both. :-\.
Neither IE and Firefox are incompatible, neither Google and Yahoo toolbars.
But I suggest Firefox and Google toolbar if you need to choose between then. Just my opinions...
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cod head

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Re: Internet browsing,security issues.
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008, 01:31:45 PM »
Thank you for that tech.You put that in a way in wich I understood quite easily.I allways get decent answers here.Thats why I keep coming. ;D ;D.I have just been and put fire fox on my yahoo toolbar and added no script,adblock,wot and Mcafee site advisor to it.All seems O.K.If I still am around in another 20yrs I might know half as much as you did 10yrs ago.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2008, 03:09:27 PM by cod head »

CharleyO

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Re: Internet browsing,security issues.
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2008, 09:30:37 PM »
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The fewer toolbars you use, the better your browser will work ... just my opinion.   :)


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Re: Internet browsing,security issues.
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2008, 12:24:06 AM »
Hi CharleyO,

A lot of the functionality he wants of the mentioned tool-bars (that track him for sure while updating regularly), can be found within one add-on I like very much myself: PassiveRecon. You than have all this functionality within one click under tools in a drop down menu in Firefox. PassiveRecon can be installed from here: https://addons.mozilla.org/nl/firefox/addon/6196

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cod head

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Re: Internet browsing,security issues.
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2008, 12:10:08 PM »
Thank you folks for all your input. ;D.

twl845

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Re: Internet browsing,security issues.
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2008, 03:15:02 PM »
Thank you folks for all your input. ;D.
Maybe it's just me, but I don't like adding more toolbars because it makes the viewing area smaller, and as with Google, I made the Google configurable page my home page which makes the toolbar unnecessary for me.  ;)