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Old 12-17-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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Masses? What masses? Besides, who gives a rump what the 'masses' do or don't... use intelligence to do what is better.

Lastly, it ain't unbridled fear or worrying... its being aware and knowledgeable - about what you are doing, how you are doing it, and what potential positives & negatives are pertaining to it all, that is what is critical. Me, I've been a big fan of Firefox for years, and only reason that ever use IE is work related items. And while I do use Firefox and am proponent of this option, doesn't mean that if something sweeter, faster, less memory hogging, secure, etc. comes along... I'm all over that too.
I use the add on for IE tab in FF if I need it. The only time IE gets run is when my wife is on my PC or I want to watch a movie on Netflix.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: US
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I use IE.. but oddly the geeks don't.. IE is everywhere and until it's nowhere.. I'll stick with what the mass's use..

I suggest Greenlabs that if you have fear of virus's.. you either eliminate that fear by experimenting on your computer or another and seek out the worst virus's you can find and then repairing it yourself or you just don't have fear until you see something on the computer that is obviously wrong to you..

Pre-emptive worrying really accomplishes nothing.. let go of fear..
The masses? Didn't they do something...hmm, they voted for some wonderful person a couple of times...oh yeah...

I am pretty sure what the original poster was afraid of is a supposedly pretty nasty bug that was exposed after Release Tuesday, which means the bug likely won't get patched until next Release Tuesday. The bug allows websites to steal information from your computer without you even knowing and it affects all versions of IE.

So everyone enjoy using IE! Maybe they won't drain your bank account too much.
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:19 PM
 
Location: kcmo
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The masses? Didn't they do something...hmm, they voted for some wonderful person a couple of times...oh yeah...

I am pretty sure what the original poster was afraid of is a supposedly pretty nasty bug that was exposed after Release Tuesday, which means the bug likely won't get patched until next Release Tuesday. The bug allows websites to steal information from your computer without you even knowing and it affects all versions of IE.

So everyone enjoy using IE! Maybe they won't drain your bank account too much.
There's another fear sell..
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:50 PM
 
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One of my student loan websites said not to use firefox as there was a security issue.

Did they fix this?
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: US
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Yeah apparently it was such a small and insignificant threat that they scrambled to release a patch before the next cycle.

Microsoft out-of-band security update for Internet Explorer - Microsoft Security

Nothing to worry over though.
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:49 PM
 
Location: WV
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One of my student loan websites said not to use firefox as there was a security issue.

Did they fix this?
You can find all the FF security fixes here: Security Center
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:58 AM
 
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I have been using Firefox 3 for a few days and I am absolutely loving it! It is so much better than IE and I have yet to have it freeze up like IE does. I would recommend it to anyone, plus it is so customizable!
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:10 AM
 
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Maybe you would have better luck with Firefox 2.

Mozilla Firefox 2
Why do you say that?
What is wrong with #3???
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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I have been using Firefox 3 for a few days and I am absolutely loving it! It is so much better than IE and I have yet to have it freeze up like IE does. I would recommend it to anyone, plus it is so customizable!
Better than FF2? Complaints/similarities?
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:44 PM
 
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At some point my FF upgraded to 3. Don't know when and I haven't noticed any changes, so what ever they are they must not be obvious. After watching my wife run IE on my laptop I have realized that FF is faster.
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