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Recommend a different browser than IE?

Q: Recommend a different browser than IE?

Just wondering if using a different browser (netscape, mozilla) would be better than IE from a secuirty standpoint. If so is there one that seems to be better than the rest?

Thanks in advance.

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A: Recommend a different browser than IE?

well Firefox is alot faster and i havnt had 1 pop-up since ive had it. i would definatly get it if i were you.
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Ok so I'm a longtime Opera user remember when the browser had banner ADs in the UI to support it who hated the new school a browser? web Recommend of Opera went to Maxthon for a while then went back to Opera when they put favorites back in I'm still not Recommend a web browser? really happy with it but I can't find a browser Recommend a web browser? I actually like Google Chrome is OK but I can't make sense of the tab settings and it seems to suck up a lot Recommend a web browser? of resources for me Also I have a chromebook with a lot of chrome-specific extensions that are useless to me on windows but the browsers has 'helpfully' downloaded them on my windows machine and removing on one seems to remove on everything OK Google I was never a huge fan of firefox either since I really don't want to have a million goddamn extensions to make the browser work how I want Is there such a thing as a software refugee I've been using Opera so long I literally have no idea what other software is out there Anyway what browser do you use what do you like about it and so on I know I'm probably in the minority not liking Chrome or Firefox and I think a lot of browsers are following their path which is probably why I'm having so many issues finding one I actually like Lunascape is alright SeaMonkey is usable but makes me feel like it's and Netscape hasn't died yet I also liked Maxthon a lot but I had technical issues with it or rather it has some quirky font issues I should also include that I'm on Windows

A:Recommend a web browser?

Have a look here The Best Internet Browser Software of 2015 | Top Ten Reviews
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Vote here:

I voted for IE .. which can be just as secure as ANY BROWSER if you set it up right!

Its amazing which browser is winning.. People are blinded by MAINSTREAM BS and its sad!

A:What browser do you recommend?

Personally ...
I prefer Mozilla.
I detest Chrome.
IMO... One hint, with any of them, is to avoid adding toolbars!
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Which one do u recommend I download?

IE 9 beta?
Or any other?

Plz list ur reasons to why ur choice beats the rest and plz list the pros and cons of ur choice. Thanks

A:Which browser do you recommend?

Hmm, if you want a good out of the box browser(without the addons and stuff), I recommend Google chrome since it's the fastest that can render javascript. If you want to customize your browser to your needs, hands down to firefox.
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first of all i'm chinese excuse my poor english Now i will recommend a browser which maybe you did't see.this broswer in china is very popular. Its name is The World. Are there anyone hear about it? give you link

A:I Recommend A Browser You Did't See Ago

Looks interesting.
Pretty sure the English speaking world has never heard of it, no wikipedia entry and searching "browser the world" on google(en) brings up nothing about it. Not surprising really, it looks like its only intended audience is for the Chinese (so far as I can tell).

Does it automatically censor "undesired" content? ;)
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A:Recommend a browser? None function properly they all have flaws I can't fix

Seems you may have others issues if all Browsers dont function they way you would expect them to.
Or Something Blocking them , another Addon or Program ? 
Or try logins from another PC and see if any issues still arise.
Otherwise Uninstall all those Browsers and then try Reinstalling Chrome again.
Handy if you Know for sure all Usernames and Passwords Correctly - Write them down and secure safely.
I prefer and use Maxthon Browser  you can try it if others fail.
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A:Browser HiJacker, redirecting my browser, in some cases closing shutting down browser

I ran Spybot S&D, it found 122 items, but my browser still seems slow. Here is a new HJ This log.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:10:47 PM, on 8/31/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 1200 Series\lxczbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TimounterMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 1200 Series\lxczbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Vidalia Bundle\Vidalia\vidalia.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\PurgeIE\PurgeIE_Service.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBCFMonitorService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Vidalia Bundle\Privoxy\privoxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Washer\WasherSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Vidalia Bundle\Tor\tor.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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A:Can someone recommend a CPU

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A:VPN Recommend?

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A:Recommend me new MB

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Signifying nothing. It's just another anecdote.

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Make some wild-ass guesses and questionable assumptions about supposed build quality and quality control.

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A:Do You Recommend it?

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What's your price range?

I'd suggest:
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Sure, this looks pretty good:

I also recommend Registry Mechanic:

This looks like it may be good also:

You can search for excellent utilities and software.

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Malware Test said:

Considering that i tried personally BD,can you tell me do you recommend it ? Or do you recommend AVG instead ? Thanks.Click to expand...

At maximum settings, with its focus on automation, I would feel very confident using it. I like it.

Did you experience any "bugs" as reported by other users?
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Hi thinwhiteduk,

You’ve been hijacked by CoolWebSearch. Please go here and download, unzip then run CoolWebShredder.

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I've never use Apple, but here's a link to a "free" ide that runs under OS X. Dunno how complicated it is to setup. HTH
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A:Solved: recommend

for formatting my cd's.Click to expand...

You mean re-writeables (RW)? Are you talking about packet writing? You can't format CDs.
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