Would Firefox solve my problems?

  Newuser3068 13:20 04 Dec 2004
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I recently had a major problem with an invasion of spyware and an illicit premium rate dialler (fortunately I spotted it and managed to limit my losses to £10). Following advice from this forum I have installed Spybot and Ad-aware, and these two packages have made me acutely aware of just how often spyware tries to get into my computer - like virtually every time I visit a new URL.
I've heard that Firefox is a web browser that's much more secure than IE. Does anyone have any comments for or against using this browser? Are there any disadvantages to having a browser that is not integrated into Windows? (I use ME).
All advice and experiences welcome.

  Stuartli 13:40 04 Dec 2004

I've been using Firefox 1.0 (plus the Thunderbird e-mail program) for about a month.

It's operation is very similar to Internet Explorer and you can download an ActiveX plug-in if you wish; it's definitely faster downloading pages and the tab feature is very useful.

Never regretted the change although IE is still available if I wish.

If you make the change both Firefox and Thunderbird will import all (well the vast majority) of your IE/OE configuration, address book, passwords etc.

  Stuartli 13:40 04 Dec 2004

I've been using Firefox 1.0 (plus the Thunderbird e-mail program) for about a month.

Its operation is very similar to Internet Explorer and you can download an ActiveX plug-in if you wish; it's definitely faster downloading pages and the tab feature is very useful.

Never regretted the change although IE is still available if I wish.

If you make the change both Firefox and Thunderbird will import all (well the vast majority) of your IE/OE configuration, address book, passwords etc.

  bretsky 23:59 04 Dec 2004

For my postings.

bretsky ;0)

  Tycho 10:27 05 Dec 2004

I have gone back to using IE6 as I find Firefox very slow. I have a dial up comnnection and use ONSpeed. I have changed to proxy for Onspeed as instructed but hat has made less difference than I would have hoped.

I like the smart menus that IE has but not Ff.

I fand that FF is slow to load up but it does have rather good control of the files that it stores.

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