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    Also something to consider: Maxthon isn't actually a browser, it's really one big plug-in. It's software that you install on top of Internet Explorer that adds features that IE left out. So at the end of the day you're still using IE and it's many security vulnerabilities. You're just using IE + an "extension".
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    Quote Originally Posted by splufdaddy
    Also something to consider: Maxthon isn't actually a browser, it's really one big plug-in. It's software that you install on top of Internet Explorer that adds features that IE left out. So at the end of the day you're still using IE and it's many security vulnerabilities. You're just using IE + an "extension".
    I know it's just an IE shell. That's why I like it. Again, everyone should have up to date virus and spyware utilities regardless of the browser they use. I do, and frankly, IE's security status doesn't scare me one bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRamsauer
    I know it's just an IE shell. That's why I like it. Again, everyone should have up to date virus and spyware utilities regardless of the browser they use. I do, and frankly, IE's security status doesn't scare me one bit.
    With firefox, ya dont need "spyware utilities"
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    It seems to me that FireFox and its extensions are a lot like Palm OS and its applications. You can cheaply customize each to your own liking.

    For me that beats a realitivly closed system like Explorer and Blackberries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joebar99
    With firefox, ya dont need "spyware utilities"
    I wouldn't feel so comfortable without them. You are still running Windows, right? :-)
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    Yeah, and after a week of using Firefox, I nuked adaware and spybot and haven't looked back since.... Really!
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    I tried it when it first came out and do like it better than IE. However, it still feels too much like IE. My favorite is Mozilla. I like one app instead of two. I have absolutely no use for Outlook or Outlook Express. I paid for Outlook, installed it and about 15 minutes later uninstalled it. If Firefox was integrated with a mailer, then I would consider it as a great alternative to the other two. Since it does not, I will just still with Mozilla. Ben
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    Thanks for taking the time to post TCers!!! Didn't think I'd get this many responses.

    Next on already long to do list - reformat hard drives (3 computers) and install Firefox.

    I actually don't have a problem with spyware on my laptop for work without any spyware or ad blocking software installed. It's the wife and kids' computers that are loaded with them even with spyware/adware software!!! I'm tired of telling them not to install programs from the internet but do they listen? NO!!! Oh, Daddy will fix it - he can fix anything. Computers used to be a fun hobby for me in the 90s. Now I hate being the sys admin for everybody!!! It takes time away from visiting my forums!!! Feel better now... Thanks for reading.

    TC is still one of my favorite forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bclinger
    If Firefox was integrated with a mailer, then I would consider it as a great alternative to the other two. Since it does not, I will just still with Mozilla. Ben
    Use mozilla thunderbird and you can get what you need for mail integration with FF.
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    I am just now starting to evaluate FireFox. I like the tabbed surfing, that is a major plus! I have not had too much time using it, but so far it seems to be a very good browser. I do miss the image toolbar that is available in IE, but I think I may be able to live without that.
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    jkoons, check this out: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=73324

    Even better than the IE image toolbar. One click, and it saves the pic to your default download directory (once you configure it). Awesome..
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    Just loaded it at home last week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joebar99
    jkoons, check this out: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=73324

    Even better than the IE image toolbar. One click, and it saves the pic to your default download directory (once you configure it). Awesome..
    That is just awesome!
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    fire fox is the shizz nit
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    BHO - Browser Helper Object , a IE technology to deliver and install functionality to the client.

    CoolWWWSearch - A BHO that makes over 1,000 changes to the registry can in many cases requires Windows to be reloaded.

    Internet Explorer -a great tool for those with questionable intentions to get software onto your PC.

    At $200 bucks an hour, Internet Exploer pays for my house, car, and anything Treo I can get my hands on.

    My contract customers, who get me for a flat rate per month, get Firefox (plus the Noia theme). I don't want to work if I don't have to.

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    I installed FireFox on a friend's PC a couple of days ago. Since he was not sure if he wanted to keep it installed or not, I left his copy of Spybot installed.

    I have his Spybot set up on a schedule to run every morning around 3am. He told me that this morning when he logged on to check his e-mail, there was an information window that Spybot had 'fixed 33 problems'. He said that he was surfing last night with FireFox trying to get a feel for it, but he didn't do anything out of the ordinary. He visited all of the websites that he normally does with Internet Explorer. He normally never receives any messages from the Spybot scans at all.

    I am not so sure that I am going to continue to use FireFox, that is somewhat frightning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkoons
    I installed FireFox on a friend's PC a couple of days ago. Since he was not sure if he wanted to keep it installed or not, I left his copy of Spybot installed.

    I have his Spybot set up on a schedule to run every morning around 3am. He told me that this morning when he logged on to check his e-mail, there was an information window that Spybot had 'fixed 33 problems'. He said that he was surfing last night with FireFox trying to get a feel for it, but he didn't do anything out of the ordinary. He visited all of the websites that he normally does with Internet Explorer. He normally never receives any messages from the Spybot scans at all.

    I am not so sure that I am going to continue to use FireFox, that is somewhat frightning.
    hmm I doubt it. Spyware stuff just doesn't get installed with Firefox.. Maybe they were cookies that spybot was detecting.
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    Joe,

    I am going to check into that this evening. I was somewhat concerend, as I have made his PC as safe as I could with anti-virus and Spybot. I can check the logs in Spybot and see what exactly was detected and fixed with the scan. I, too have been using FireFox for a little while now, and I love it. I would like to continue using it, but I want to make sure my PCs stay clean, too.

    I will let you know what the logfile says.
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    #39  
    Quote Originally Posted by Woof
    i dont think I have ever hit a site that didnt like firefox.
    Firefox is great. I have been using it for about a month. The tabs make life easier (surprised such a simple idea took so long). I find it much faster than IE.

    Every now and then I do hit a site that doesn't work right in Firefox. I think the issue is that web designers don't always test their sites in all available browsers. Here is one: Henredon Furniture

    The same goes for Safari on the Mac. My wife complains about certain sites not working. Just the way Bill wants it....
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    Okay, I just walked him through viewing the logs in SpyBot. All 33 items were cookies! They were all prefixed with FireFox, too. I guess I can be officially tagged as a convert now!
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