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post #11 of 21
Firefox is probably making more money than IE lol
 
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More reason to use Opera!
    
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post #13 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by ryboto View Post
i thought you could through add/remove windows components?
It still remains in part, it is more then just a web browser. I think it's core components that cannot be removed are some kind of internet accessing manager or something.
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post #14 of 21
I'm glad I downloaded the old 1.5 version of firefox. 2.0 seems a bit more sluggish and doesnt support some of the plugins I use:-\\. But anyways, that really does suck, but im sure theyll come out with a patch to fix it pretty quickly.
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post #15 of 21
When you uninstall IE through "Add and Remove", all you're doing is uninstalling optional updates and deleting the icon. IE is critical to the function of Windows and cannot be fully removed without crashing the whole enchilada (believe me, I've tried it). There's not much reason to uninstall it anyway, even if you never use it. Most exploit of this type require you to load the infected page in IE. Also, MS will do everything possible to force you to update IE whether you use it or not.

With that out of the way, I wouldn't worry too much about this exploit myself unless you're the type to just go to random pages all the time. Give it a week or 2 to see a Mozilla fix, a month or so to see a MS fix, and all will be well.
 
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post #16 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by deskjockey View Post
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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im using both because I like one for surfing and one for videos, pic, games, etc
    
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wow, i just noticed how much spyware was on my comp...I uninstalled firefox and did a system restore and all is good now...
    
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post #19 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChielScape View Post
... Who in the name of Zeus' b*tthole would want to use IE and FF at the same time...
no really, im seriously wondering.
For a Web Developer it is a necessary evil. One must do this to ensure cross-browser compatibility.
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post #20 of 21
i know 2 games that currently "require ie to run"

one. kingsofchaos.com (the clickers coders program need it)
two. gunz online USA edition. (requires you to launch the program. that opens a ie window to login to your account. and push a button to start the actual program (and have it actually open)

i havent played gunz in forever though. but kingsofchaos i play daily! like hours and hours a day!
    
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