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Why does everyone say Internet Exploer is terrible


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[email protected] I downloaded it from CNET andthe computer was new and had nothing on it expect notron which I bought from a software store in person. Firefox must have messed it up since nothing was on it expect the required things and virus protection and I really dont get how it is luttered since I am using it right now and It is working fine. When I use other ones it takes really long.

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Norton is s**t. Get Malwarebytes: free, quick, and it actually gets rid of stuff. It's saved my posterior more than once.

Now, on topic. IE is fine if you just need the bare basics of the Internet. However, if you're a designer/gamer/anything intensive, it's too slow and archaic in terms of what it supports to be useless. I make skins, and doing cross-compatibility on IE is near impossible.

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IE is naturally slow. And don't blame IE, I've ordered computers and only to find that whoever tested it on websites had accidentally gotten viruses. It happens, and it happens more often that you might think. You also did not mention once, how good the functionality was or how efficient you found it despite these unfortunate setbacks.

I am also using firefox at the moment, and I have had no problems with it so far (except when I first got this loaner, everything was wrong but it wasn't firefox' fault).

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if I recall correctly...

Internet Explorer is weird, because it also has an innate access to things on your computer that Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and others don't have. It's also less secure then the other 3 (or so I heard). Basically, because IE has access to files other browsers don't have and because it has bigger security holes, the damage that can be inflicted is much worse.

Or so I heard.

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[quote name='Izaya Orihara' timestamp='1321766500' post='5654434']
I have Internet Explorer and Norton and I love the both...

Screw you all...
I have spoken as a designated vice president of the Potato Faction...


******es
[/quote]

FireFox + avast! Pro Antivirus are way better. ;D
Except for the avast! updates, every 5 seconds you hear, "Avast virus database has been updated!". ;P

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Oh hell! I just got my computer back from being fixed to read all this! Crap!

Had Firefox before it went wrong (though sure it wasn't because of Firefox, think it was long standing problem) and prefer it to IE. But this time I'm trying to avoid downloading anything where possible, only need access to twelve or so sites so I'll make do with IE.

Hopefully nothing will go wrong... I can't bear without my computer...

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[quote name='Izaya Orihara' timestamp='1321766500' post='5654434']
I have Internet Explorer and Norton and I love the both...

Screw you all...
I have spoken as a designated vice president of the Potato Faction...


******es
[/quote]

the reason IE is so slow is because it is part of Windows Explorer, which is part of the Windows operating system (this has been true for Win 98 all the way up to Win 7)

They operate together

On the other hand, Firefox isn't bound to Win Explorer and therefore can go faster.

In addition despite all the IE versions, the fact remains that too many people have poked too many holes into it in terms of viruses, spyware, malware, and so on, which slows it down even more.

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[quote name='Shizuo Heiwajima' timestamp='1321811005' post='5655125']
I use IE.
Did a sweep once, and found about 3 Trojans afterward.
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I must be really ignorant or stupid here, but I thought all that virus/trojan stuff all depended on what sites you go on, and not just general Internet browsing of a few safe sites.

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