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That's the latest update from security researchers who initially laid the blame on Microsoft's Internet Explorer for the latest zero-day exploit that also can afflict those using the Firefox Web browser.

Users could face a "highly critical" risk if they have both IE and Firefox version 2.0, or later, loaded on their computer. The trouble begins when browsing a malicious site while using IE and it registers a "firefoxurl://" URI (uniform resource identifier) handler, which allows the browser to interact with specific resources on the Web. As a result, users may find their systems remotely compromised.

Earlier Tuesday, security researcher Thor Larholm, who discovered the IE flaw, and security research giant Symantec put much of the blame on IE, while Secunia's Thomas Kristensen, chief technology officer, attributed the problem to Firefox versions 2.0 or later.

"It's a little bit of both," said Oliver Friedrichs, director of Symantec's Security Response Center. "You have two very complex applications that are not playing well together and leading to a security issue. The components themselves are secure as stand-alone products but not together." ...
http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9741435-7.html
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Stupid IE always having problems! =P
    
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... Who in the name of Zeus' b*tthole would want to use IE and FF at the same time...
no really, im seriously wondering.
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... Who in the name of Zeus' b*tthole would want to use IE and FF at the same time...
no really, im seriously wondering.
You can't truly uninstall IE since it is integrated into Windows.
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You can't truly uninstall IE since it is integrated into Windows.
i thought you could through add/remove windows components?
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Think you can through add remove window components but if thats not good enough boot into safe mode and delete the IE folder in program files(in safe mode .dll files delete easily)
    
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You can't truly uninstall IE since it is integrated into Windows.
open a folder and type www.google.com in the address bar and you'll see.
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I have IE and FF but only use FF.. Hmm...

This sucks big time.. I'm still debating how safe Google Browser Update is saving my cookies and pass's to a master server... Ah well.
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This is only if the person uses both. You get it from IE but it activates through Firefox. Most people, if they have it, use only firefox unless they needed to update windows (now you don't even need it). So unless you switch back and forth between the two, you don't have to worry about it.
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I use ff for everything EXCEPT Fed Ex's site.

Sometimes you cannot get their site to work with ff, so then I'll go to their site with IE

Other than that...IE can kiss my shiny metal ass
    
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