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#1 herbman

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:00 AM

Hi folks,  i'm a little paranoid about using IE for a browser for security reasons and have tried going in to Lan settings and typing 0.0.0.0 and 80 to disable proxy, is that all i need to do because some have said turn off IE in "Turn windows features on and off".
 
Should i do both, i'm at a loss.
 
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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:21 AM

Just leave it as it was and make what ever browser you are using the default browser.  IE will not start unless you initiate its start.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 06:33 PM

IE settings run through your machine, even if you don't use it... So don't mess with them.

 

You can uninstall the application that accesses the web, but you can't remove it from the system files.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:15 AM

How to make Firefox the default browser
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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:52 AM

Thanks guys but i already use chrome as default,  i am just concerned about IE being more prone to threats even if i don't use it as default.   Don't know if i'm worrying over nothing .  Are you saying IE should be kept operational for the computers well being?

 

I have one more question,  is using a browser like Commodo with it's DNS servers safer for me than just using Chrome,  i am often on public terminals due to work.

 

Is using Comodo's servers the same as using a VPN ?

 

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:18 PM

You can disable IE, but since it is part of the operating system you can not uninstall it.

 

I believe that you are being overly cautious in this respect.  If you are not using IE it is not connected to the Internet.

 

As for Comodo's browser, you may find this article of interest.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:24 PM

BTW, all browsers are prone to exploits and vulnerabilities...that's why they are updated so often.
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Posted 12 September 2013 - 02:47 PM

Which method would you recommend to disable it since i don't use IE?   Appreciate the article but i still am trying to find an answer to Comodo's server use vs VPN service.

 

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 04:26 PM

Go to programs and features on your control panel and then turn on or off windows features, it's in there.

 

I used to do this for years, but have since found out that it only disables the interface, little more.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 05:13 PM

How to turn Internet Explorer off (all OS versions)
How to Disable Internet Explorer in Windows 7
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