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To: nickcarraway

Some folks on FR recommended Firefox to me several months ago. I use it exclusively now, it's great. No popups! :)


2 posted on 11/29/2004 12:12:28 PM PST by Terabitten (Live as a bastion of freedom and democracy in the midst of the heart of darkness.)
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To: Tragically Single
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6 posted on 11/29/2004 12:15:05 PM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: Tragically Single
Have you gone over to the free Linux operating system yet? No security problems with the OS, or browser, there!
11 posted on 11/29/2004 12:17:20 PM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: Tragically Single
You might want to pick up a piece of freeware called Spywareblaster from: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/index.html It works with Firefox as well as IE. It helps block spyware and adware from finding it's way onto your computer.

One comment it does occasionally find some things that they rate as dangerous which probably aren't. There is part of Real Rhapsody that they rate as dangerous. I think it's because it reports what you're playing and the digital rights to one of the firms that are looking for copyright violations. I don't know that's for sure, but it's my best guess. If you have this and spybot you'll find that Spybot defers to Spywareblaster for ActiveX protection.

If you don't have Spybot and AdAware both of which are also free you should get them as well. They all work slightly differently and form an overlapping protective ring.
112 posted on 11/29/2004 3:45:32 PM PST by airedale ( XZ)
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To: Tragically Single
I installed FF after our FReepers recommended it. (I got sooooo sick of IE freezing up on me) [btw...that was AFTER I downloaded the newest version of IE and ALL the security patches they said I needed....HOURS of downloads]

I STILL have not figured out how to get FF 'up to speed'. There are game sites that tell me I need to 'update' my java... my Yahoo stuff has gone missing and can't be found... my windoze media player has no download listings for FF... Adobe has nothing for FF...my 'e-mail' has gone really wacky.

Should I go BACK to IE or pay a 'real' computer 'geek' to help me???( or maybe just toss the puter over our hill?)

114 posted on 11/29/2004 4:36:35 PM PST by mommadooo3
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To: Tragically Single
I've been using FireFox for months now, and like it very much.

One problem I have found is that at one financial site (investors.com), it won't display the stock charts, and in fact crashes the browser every time I try.

Another minor problem is that the built-in popup blocker blocks parts of the actual pages on e-bay.

127 posted on 11/30/2004 5:13:44 AM PST by snopercod (Bigger government means clinton won. Less freedom means Osama won. Get it?)
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