Replacing IE6 with Firefox

  ChrisP 12:20 27 Dec 2004
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I have installed Firefox without any problems. I understand that IE6 cannot be removed from XP, but should I do something to inactivate it in order to avoid any Spyware, Trojan, etc., attack? Or am I safe provided I don't use it?

  Gongoozler 12:22 27 Dec 2004

Hi ChrisP. All you need do is set FireFox as your default browser. If you're worried, then try setting Internet Explorer security to High.

  sjbell 12:24 27 Dec 2004

Set FireFox as your default browser. You'll still need IE to access Windows Update as Microsoft won't let you use the site with FireFox. Also, consider installing click here which adds some protection to both browsers. Hope this helps.

  sjbell 12:24 27 Dec 2004

Gongoozler beat me to it!

  ChrisP 12:26 27 Dec 2004

Many thanks to all. What quick replies! I am much re-assured. I am also installing SpywareBlaster as recommended.

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