Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:03 AM
I switched to Firefox after reading about how it was a lot more secure and flexible than IE. Unfortunately, MS keeps downloading IE to my computer, mostly because that's what my internet provider and a lot of websites use.
Firefox has all kinds of nifty add-ons. Try Java No-Script. It has updated about four times in the last few weeks. It can be a pain when you're websurfing, but it has all kinds of settings, and will show a lot of different parties to block when you are visiting news sites that have numerous advertisers with the lastest flashy, mobile, noisy adds, that track across the page as you are desperately trying to read. That's why I got No-Script, and some of the tech security writers are advising its use as well.
A lot of the add-ons just make use of the internet more fun. My main problem is that Windows lately keeps trying to reset my browser to IE, ever since they made IE seven a high priority, thus "necessary" download. I believe that is IE 7. Had a lot of problems for a few days after it downloaded, and was sent many security patches by MS.
I believe there are some topics posted elsewhere on this forum especially about Firefox browser. They have been updating a lot frequently, too. The malware designers have been very, very active lately.