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Old 08-28-2007, 08:07 PM   #11
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well they already answered ur questions..
I just had to add that IE seems to crash way more..do wierd things with certain stuff(very detailed i kno..hehe)

just don't use it..take it from a software engineering student! lol
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:02 PM   #12
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ArtLady, I was wondering the same thing and after reading the responses to your question, I went ahead and downloaded it - smooth and easy! Have all my bookmarks and favorites (coming off of IE7). Looks good and Ravelry is working mush smoother for me now....

Just thought I'd offer this as further "reassurance"
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:02 AM   #13
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A great big ole HUG to all of you who helped the ArtLady through her growing pains!
Happily, I did a lot of computer housekeeping that I have been meaning to do!
1) I uninstalled Norton Antivirus Internet "Security"
2) I installed Trend's PC-Cillin Internet Security Suite 2007.
3) I downloaded FIREFOX as my default internet browser, and transferred my FAVORITES to Firefox!
4) I uninstalled Webroot SpySweeper. It is a complete nuisance and is intrusive all the time. It interjects its updates whenever it wants...and then nothing I am trying to do will work right or efficiently. I have to wait for it to get done. Well, I have had it with SpySweeper.

I have the free version of Lavasoft Ad-Aware which I can run when I want and get updates when I want.
I have the pay version of Sunbelt's CounterSpy, which has been getting rave reviews. It is not loaded, but I might do it later.

Trends PC-cillin has a very efficient spyware program included, so maybe that will be enough.

'sides...all of you have been saying I won't pick up as much 'dirt' in the form of spyware now that I am onboard the FIREFOX train!

Can I ask one more HUGE dumb question:
Do y'all remove COOKIES at the end of a spywarescan...or do ya leave 'em be??? I have been removing everything the scan dredges up...but...there is one website I visit every Thurs eve and I have to get a new password every Thurs eve. That website will not hold onto my identity (password) from week to week. I assume it is because I have tossed all the COOKIES out with the bath water! I don't know what cookie is hers or I would tell the program to leave it alone.

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Old 08-29-2007, 12:35 AM   #14
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well..I'd say just leave all the cookies there..sure there could be stuff planted there to get info from you..but most of it are things that would make surfing the intraweb easier for u!

I'll let you know if i found out a way to just leave the cookies from the website alone
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:40 AM   #15
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Here's another endorsement for Firefox! I highly recommend it for all sites. I am working night and day on a redesign for KH which *should* be unveiled next month in time for the new season. There are a lot of technological improvements (web 2.0 features) in the new design which Firefox handles beautifully. IE, however, has me pulling my hair out with problem after problem. Nothing too major, just quirky behaviors that require extra coding to remedy. So the more people using Firefox the better.

Currently about 27% of our visitors use Firefox, and 65% use Internet Explorer and the rest Safari, Opera, etc. Hopefully after this thread the IE percentage will plummet!
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I delete everything that my spyware finds. I use Ad Aware, too. For anti virus I use Nod32. And of course I use Firefox. I never even open IE unless I absolutely have to.
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I use Firefox because my husband tells me too. We don't ever use "Internet Exploder".
My secrurity is through our internal server and I don't know how it works, other than my husband says it's secure. So I'm not bothered by any security systems with in my lap top. It's very confusing and complex to me so that's the best I can tell you. Since my husband manages all this for me there is lots of computer stuff I just don't quite know how to manage. If he dies I'm in trouble!
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