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gerrythegreat

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will avast work without IE?
« on: August 04, 2004, 02:47:46 AM »
I had problems upgrating my avast so I deleted it and tried to install it again and  when I did it told me I needed IE 4 or higher. problem is I have been using mozilla and have deleted IE to save space. Do I need to install it again?

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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2004, 02:59:42 AM »
With out IE, how are you updating your windows operating system?
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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2004, 03:12:20 AM »
You cannot uninstall IE from the windows OS. :)  You CAN delete references to it.

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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2004, 04:26:09 AM »
Many computer functions within Windows are intergrated with IE.
You may find that you have lessened functionality and caused problems that you did not need.

IE does not take up that much space.  The fact that you use Mozilla should not be a reason to remove IE which is necessary for Windows Update.

I have Mozilla, Firefox and an IE overlay (Avant) on my computer.

Reconsider and reinstall.

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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2004, 04:32:30 AM »
Hi Techie101,
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and an IE overlay (Avant) on my computer
Which requires that IE is on your system. :)
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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2004, 04:33:04 AM »
avast! could not update... Help files could not be read... I'm not sure but you will have some troubles uninstalling IE. You can use other browser but IE has a lot of integrations under Windows  :'(
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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2004, 04:35:04 AM »
bob,

Any overlay requires the base program to remain installed.

but....good to point out to the user.

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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2004, 05:05:43 AM »
I have windows 98 and it is working fine without IE.

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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2004, 05:09:15 AM »
I heard that Windows98 has less crashes after you take off IE.

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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2004, 05:10:25 AM »
this is the program I used to remove it.

http://www.litepc.com/ieradicator.html

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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2004, 09:36:17 AM »
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Deleted IE to safe space
Better put the things you don't use on cd/dvd instead. (movies/music, things like that) or get another harddrive.
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I heard that Windows98 has less crashes after you take off IE.
Not true. Sure IE can give a error, but so can each application. 98se is running on one of my systems for about 7 years without any error at all.

I agree with Technical, just use a browser of your choice next to IE. Use IE only to go to windows update to get/install ALL security patches/updates.

Just put IE back on the system. start > control panel > add/remove > windows components
If you do like many people do
eg downloading music/movies, installing applications to test and such
perhaps it is time for a format and a clean install to really clean the system from application leftovers, unneeded registry entries and things like that. That will give you back quiet some space.

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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2004, 01:58:06 PM »
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I have windows 98 and it is working fine without IE.
I would still like to know how you update your operating system with out IE installed????
You must not be using the MS update site. Or, maybe you arent updating at all????
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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2004, 02:06:18 PM »
Bob, each windows version (95 and up) has a update function build in. No need to go to the website for updates. But the website normally works much faster  and you can see/select what is updated or not :D

And I see people mixing up things here. IE can be integrated to the system but it depends on what version of windows you have. On 98(se) it is a standalone application and can be removed completely without causing problems for the system to function
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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2004, 02:28:37 PM »
I would still like to know how you update your operating system with out IE installed????
easy, just go here - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/Downloads/default.mspx - with Mozila or any other browser and download the patches ...

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Re:will avast work without IE?
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2004, 02:39:20 PM »
Bob, aren't most MS patches IE / OE related? If both programs are not on your computer... :)