Firefox ver 6 has gone live...
Firefox ver 6 has gone live...
Upgraded lol... Just have to restart...
Firefox appears more stable because most viruses are created to target windows/microsoft products because they are the most common.
I am an IE fan myself. Never had any trouble....
Most PC issues are user problems anyway LOL
EDIT to add: The thing that makes firefox a little bit safer is some add-ons it has that IE doesnt.
Last edited by Lala; 08-17-2011 at 08:19 PM.
I should add here, it doesnt matter which side of the IE/Firefox debate you are on there will always be reasons why the one you like it better LOL
Since installing firefox I've had no viruses or threats of viruses. I've had no issues with it randomly deciding to stop working. I've had no problems with downloading any file and it blocks any file with a virus.
My antivirus is now built into firefox and works beautifully with firefox.
When using IE I constantly had viruses in my computer and had no idea where they came from because I don't visit strange sites as a rule. Fair enough you love it, and I'm glad it works for you, but firefox is infinitely safer. Even if it is partially because most attack programs are aimed at IE/Windows/Microsoft programs, that in itself is a selling point! Besides, all of the techs I know recommend using firefox because it's not an easy program to infect.
it's open source software. what is the point in attacking something where the code is free for anyone to use and manipulate.
Its not infinitely safer, it just doesnt have the market share that IE has yet.
And you dont get virus without using something infected, you dont get the virus just because you use IE LOL. You have to click on an infected website or download an infected file etc etc
Im not commenting as a user either..I work in IT just in case ppl think im posting crap I dont know anything about LOL
You missed my point with the infinitely safer comment. If people aren't attacking it, aren't making viruses for it, meaning that the viruses are in much smaller number doesn't that make the program safer to use, less of a threat to your computer etc.
For now maybe, but as firefox becomes more popular what do you think will happen? It will no longer be 'safe'.
I find it odd that you couldnt get any version of IE to work with Windows 7. They are both Microsoft products and are made to work together with IE installed as part of the OS.
The only reason FF might have "not let you do either of those things" is you must have add-ons for that purpose or a firewall or similar with it. Oddly enough, if you turn on all your internet security properly then IE wont let you do that either.
If you are getting viruses, it is nothing to do with the browser you are using. The browser doesnt give you viruses not protect you from viruses.
As an extra annoyance with FF, not all websites display correctly. I have tried FF many times and found that FF freezes my PC. It has got better over the years but I still wouldnt switch.
Just as an aside, what virus protection do you use?
I personally don't use any at all.
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