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Microsoft Internet Explorer No More
I just read two stories â€“ back to back â€“ about two new virus attacks when using Microsoftâ€™s Internet Explorer web browser.
The latest virus attack using Internet Explorer happens when youâ€™re visiting a website; a small program, without your knowledge, downloads onto your computer and snatches your banking password.
I just got done reading about another virus that infects userâ€™s computers who only use Internet Explorer.
The magnitude of these new viruses is huge – you donâ€™t have to click on an attachment to launch these viruses. All you have to do is go to a website, using Microsoft Internet Explorer, and â€“ boom – youâ€™re infected.
There is an effort online about informing Internet Explorer users to switch to an alternative browser.
I couldnâ€™t agree more.
This has got to stop â€“ I canâ€™t afford to be hit with another virus.
Switch to Another Web Browser
At MJS Web Solutions we have to test our websites using different versions and types of web browsers. I was using Internet Explorer for convenience sake, but there is no convenience when a virus hits. Internet Explorer is now for testing purposes only.
Iâ€™ve switched to Opera 7.51. Opera has a free version with minimal ads or a paid version without ads. Itâ€™s easy to install, contains email, chat, Google search and a tabbed surfing environment. I was able to import my Favorites with ease also.
Other browsers to check out are Mozilla 1.7 and Firefox – a slim-down version of Mozilla. Mozilla is based on the once, very popular, Netscape program.
Iâ€™m sick and tired of hearing about the vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and the easiness I have of getting a virus from using it.
Iâ€™m suggesting to everyone to switch browsers until Microsoft can satisfactorily say Internet Explorer is secure. (Iâ€™m unsure when or if thatâ€™ll happen).
I cannot afford to use Internet Explorer anymore. Neither can you.
P.S. I just received an email (11:06 PM PST) with the Subject, â€œFeds Warn Against Microsoft’s Browserâ€. Itâ€™s that serious.
Mike Swartz says, â€œCheck it out.â€
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