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Old 09-01-2005, 11:31 AM   #11
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Because it'* 10 x'* more secure because they have to be.

As a network administrator, my users that tried firefox and others compromised my network, whereas the IE users stayed safe.
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Well I can say one thing for certain. When using IE I would get a lot of ad and spyware that adaware would catch after an online session. After switching to Firefox, I don't get any. In the 6 months or so since switching to FF, I have had 3 or 4 things that adaware caught, on my desktop and laptop combined. HA! I would get more than that surfing the same places each time while using IE. Also, I have never had a virus using FF. I'm sold.....
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why do you use ie anyway?
Because it'* 10 x'* more secure because they have to be.

As a network administrator, my users that tried firefox and others compromised my network, whereas the IE users stayed safe.
Very true.

IE is quite stable, and it'* easy to fix if you make a mistake.
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Well I can say one thing for certain. When using IE I would get a lot of ad and spyware that adaware would catch after an online session. After switching to Firefox, I don't get any. In the 6 months or so since switching to FF, I have had 3 or 4 things that adaware caught, on my desktop and laptop combined. HA! I would get more than that surfing the same places each time while using IE. Also, I have never had a virus using FF. I'm sold.....
That is...until scripters deem it profitable to attack it. Then you're toast. And that time is coming quickly, and my info is too valuable to lose to chance like that.
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I could try another program but for the most part I've done alright.
This last glitch had me and I could have stumbled around for a few days more before I came up with a fix,
but knew you guys had an answer so I saved some time
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It'* all a preference. Somethings are better run IE than on Mozilla and visa versa. It'* all in what you do. It'* better to protect yourself all the way around. Antivirus, Spyware blocker, pop-up blockers and so on. Something is better than nothing at all. It is generally what the user like and how simple or how familier you are with the applications that you use. I tend to use both IE and Mozilla just for the functionallity and features, but to each is own. I've always hated hardware bashing and software bashing. Things are all relative, it goes with what you can afford or what you like or how cute it is. Thats what make us all individuals. So use what you like and even give the other a try, you can alway go back to it later. Just my 2 Pennies.
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Well I can say one thing for certain. When using IE I would get a lot of ad and spyware that adaware would catch after an online session. After switching to Firefox, I don't get any. In the 6 months or so since switching to FF, I have had 3 or 4 things that adaware caught, on my desktop and laptop combined. HA! I would get more than that surfing the same places each time while using IE. Also, I have never had a virus using FF. I'm sold.....
That is...until scripters deem it profitable to attack it. Then you're toast. And that time is coming quickly, and my info is too valuable to lose to chance like that.
I understand, but I am focusing on today. Tomorrow is another day, and I will make the correct choice when it arrives. Why worry about what may, could or should happen? I am concerned with what works the best now. If FF goes bad, then sure I'll change. I'm not a fanboi, but one who made a decision by real world application and success.

Secondly, I didn't realize this thread had to do with businesses, correct me if I'm wrong. I thought it was a home user. Use whatever is comfortable you in your business.

Thirdly, I have a firewall, antivirus, and anti-ad/spyware program all running on my home system. While not impregnable, they do alright.

Lastly, my post was not directed at you so why do you feel the need to quote me to spar with me? Take it easy will ya! I love ya man.
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Well I can say one thing for certain. When using IE I would get a lot of ad and spyware that adaware would catch after an online session. After switching to Firefox, I don't get any. In the 6 months or so since switching to FF, I have had 3 or 4 things that adaware caught, on my desktop and laptop combined. HA! I would get more than that surfing the same places each time while using IE. Also, I have never had a virus using FF. I'm sold.....
That is...until scripters deem it profitable to attack it. Then you're toast. And that time is coming quickly, and my info is too valuable to lose to chance like that.
I understand, but I am focusing on today. Tomorrow is another day, and I will make the correct choice when it arrives.

Secondly, I didn't realize this thread had to do with businesses, correct me if I'm wrong.

Thirdly, I have a firewall, antivirus, and anti-ad/spyware program all running on my home system. While not impregnable, they do alright.

Lastly, my post was not directed at you so why do you feel the need to quote me to spar with me? lol Take it easy will ya!
Oops. Didn't mean to sound like I was sparring with ya. :P Just making an observation. :P

About the business comment, you're right. Most home users I've helped out when they got attacked with spyware/adware (which the toughest ones out there gets by any protection because the user inadvertently "invites" it in by simply visiting the site), has been easiest to just reformat/reinstall because they have no information that couldn't be written to cd (most computers now, and for the last 8 months or so, have cd writers as base equipment).

I just tend to exercise the level of security that I implement in the business environment because a) I don't have to worry about "tomorrow", and b) it'* a practiced routine that'* actually easier for me.

I was simply stating that IE is, according to the security industry, the most secure browser out there, simply because it'* been tested with fire.

Again, I certainly didn't mean to sound like I was attacking anyone.
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Well I can say one thing for certain. When using IE I would get a lot of ad and spyware that adaware would catch after an online session. After switching to Firefox, I don't get any. In the 6 months or so since switching to FF, I have had 3 or 4 things that adaware caught, on my desktop and laptop combined. HA! I would get more than that surfing the same places each time while using IE. Also, I have never had a virus using FF. I'm sold.....
That is...until scripters deem it profitable to attack it. Then you're toast. And that time is coming quickly, and my info is too valuable to lose to chance like that.
I understand, but I am focusing on today. Tomorrow is another day, and I will make the correct choice when it arrives.

Secondly, I didn't realize this thread had to do with businesses, correct me if I'm wrong.

Thirdly, I have a firewall, antivirus, and anti-ad/spyware program all running on my home system. While not impregnable, they do alright.

Lastly, my post was not directed at you so why do you feel the need to quote me to spar with me? lol Take it easy will ya!
Oops. Didn't mean to sound like I was sparring with ya. :P Just making an observation. :P

About the business comment, you're right. Most home users I've helped out when they got attacked with spyware/adware (which the toughest ones out there gets by any protection because the user inadvertently "invites" it in by simply visiting the site), has been easiest to just reformat/reinstall because they have no information that couldn't be written to cd (most computers now, and for the last 8 months or so, have cd writers as base equipment).

I just tend to exercise the level of security that I implement in the business environment because a) I don't have to worry about "tomorrow", and b) it'* a practiced routine that'* actually easier for me.

I was simply stating that IE is, according to the security industry, the most secure browser out there, simply because it'* been tested with fire.

Again, I certainly didn't mean to sound like I was attacking anyone.
Your advice is sound. I know you're an alright fella. It'* all good.

As far as FF what even got me to consider it is that it isn't being targeted. At least not yet. So in the meantime my amount of spy and ad ware almost went away. Also, since it is open scripted, they invite people to try to exploit it so they can fix it. That'* pretty cool, you think?
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As far as FF what even got me to consider it is that it isn't being targeted. At least not yet. So in the meantime my amount of spy and ad ware almost went away. Also, since it is open scripted, they invite people to try to exploit it so they can fix it. That'* pretty cool, you think?
That'* one of the best things about it, definitely. In the long run, FF will be more secure than IE, because of that one ingredient. Same goes with the OS'* that are open source.

If Bill Gates was as smart as he thinks he is, he'd do that with his software as well.
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