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Registered: 02-08-2007

Security scan

Have just done a Norton free security scan and on one section get the message some areas were vulnerable as Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.00 was not up to date.
I Never use Microsoft internet explorer as Firefox serves my needs so is there any way I can either switch off or block explorer so it's not vulnerable to threats ? 
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pierre_pierre
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Security scan

there will be shortly, one of the M$ updates is their attempt to get out of the EU decree and let you choice your own browser, it was on last Tuesdays updates
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Re: Security scan

It isn't vulnerable if you never use it
If you never use it why not upgrade to IE8 and don't use that  Grin
VileReynard
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Re: Security scan

M$ have a nasty habit of using IE to display web pages.
If it isn't there, it can't do that.

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Re: Security scan

Only problem - given that the OP is using XP at the latest Internet Explorer is totally non removable.
I am not sure it is in anything earlier than Windows 7 either (it is reputed to be removable in Windows 7 but I haven't seen evidence of it).
Steve
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Re: Security scan

I dont think it is removable in windows 7 oldjim, you can close it down but thats about it,well thats what ive discovered.
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
pierre_pierre
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Posts: 19,757
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Security scan

what about those stupid companies who check which browser you are using and if it isnt M$ wont load, still seeing them, a Local Government one recently