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Old 05-17-2013, 07:21 AM
 
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Hello,
First of all I would like to say I'm no computer Guru. On some sites I get a message saying that I have a
outdated browser, and that I need to update to a newer one such as internet explorer, firefox, etc. My question is what should I do on updating this, and will this cause any problems?
Thanks!
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:43 AM
 
Location: The Southern Sac's, NM
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To update your browser, go to the source site (never update a browser from an email link or from a link on an unrelated website)
Firefox: Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
IE: Internet Explorer - Microsoft Windows

When you're done updating, you may want to set your browser to automatically inform you when there is a new update available.
Firefox: Tools>Options>Update (tab)
IE: Help> About Internet Explorer (select auto updates)

It's generally better to keep your browser updated, because they fix security issues that arise.
And no, this should not cause any problems, assuming you have a recent Operating System - Windows7, or Vista.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I usually update by going to the "about" part of the help menu (PC) or under the name of the browser in upper left (Mac).
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:17 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default You should click

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On some sites I get a message saying that I have a
outdated browser, and that I need to update to a newer one such as internet explorer, firefox, etc.
You should click.
Then you will learn about malware first hand.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:42 PM
 
Location: USA
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To update your browser, go to the source site (never update a browser from an email link or from a link on an unrelated website)
Firefox: Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
IE: Internet Explorer - Microsoft Windows
.....
I found this really funny. Oh, the irony ....

Anyway, reps for you for making me laugh today !
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:44 PM
 
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He may be learning about malware first hand without clicking.

Software on your computer especially things like a browser needs to be kept up to date. Those updates frequently contain fixes for security issues.... Besides that were at time having a newer browser is almost required, support for older browsers is quickly going to die with a lot of the new HTML5 features and CSS3 formatting that are starting to make there way into a lot of websites .
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:16 PM
 
Location: The Southern Sac's, NM
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I found this really funny. Oh, the irony ....

Anyway, reps for you for making me laugh today !
LOL! oops!
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