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#1 harkcomp

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 03:50 PM

My computer program came with Yahoo as its default search engine. Is Yahoo any good?, or should I go with something like the newest version of Google Chrome or Firefox?

 

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Edited by hamluis, 21 November 2014 - 07:01 PM.
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Posted 21 November 2014 - 07:06 PM

Browser and search engine  choices...are not questions of whether one is "better" than another...they are purely personal choices, IMO, made for personal reasons.

 

Anyone can have multiple browsers or multiple search engines installed...using each whenever user feels like it.  I have IE and Firefox as installed browsers, but I cannot stand Google Chromek, others will have different configurations/opinions.  I do prefer the Google search engine, but these are just my personal preferences...none of my choices is based on "which is better".

 

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 07:33 PM

 

.they are purely personal choices

 

I am with hamluis on this

 

My personal choice is DuckDuckGo.


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 08:17 PM

Ok. Thanks Guys!

I'm still learning about computers and thought that just like anti-virus programs it was best to have only one browser.



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 09:09 PM

My personal choice is DuckDuckGo.


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DuckDuckGo is also my homepage.

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 10:47 PM

it was best to have only one browser.

What is best regardless of browser is to have it configured and secured correctly.

As I do not use windows I cant tell you what's best if you use Internet Explorer.

As for Fire Fox and its off shoots, No matter the operating system Here's a good start.

Adblock Plus :: Add-ons for Firefox - Mozilla Add-ons


Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon :: Add-ons for Firefox


NoScript Security Suite :: Add-ons for Firefox - Mozilla Add-ons


Ghostery :: Add-ons for Firefox - Mozilla Add-ons


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:55 PM

 

it was best to have only one browser.

What is best regardless of browser is to have it configured and secured correctly.

As I do not use windows I cant tell you what's best if you use Internet Explorer.

As for Fire Fox and its off shoots, No matter the operating system Here's a good start.

Adblock Plus :: Add-ons for Firefox - Mozilla Add-ons


Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon :: Add-ons for Firefox


NoScript Security Suite :: Add-ons for Firefox - Mozilla Add-ons


Ghostery :: Add-ons for Firefox - Mozilla Add-ons


IP Address and Domain Information

 

 

I have to apologize, but I"m really stupid about computers. What do you mean by configured and secured correctly?  What do I have to do to configure and secure it?  

 

 



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Posted 22 November 2014 - 08:45 PM

 

I have to apologize

For what?  You do not understand something and asked for a clarification, That in my book is smart and nothing to apologise for.

 

What do I have to do to configure and secure it?

If you are using Firefox add those plugins to it and your browser will be more secure.
 
Here are some short videos that will show you what those plugins are and what they do.
 

How to Block Ads in Mozilla Firefox Using Adblock Plus
 

Firefox Add-On Adblock Plus: Block Popups and ads while surfing
 

Security Add-ons to make Surfing with Mozilla Firefox more Secure by Britec
 
The rest are optional.


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 09:13 PM

 

 

I have to apologize

For what?  You do not understand something and asked for a clarification, That in my book is smart and nothing to apologise for.

 

What do I have to do to configure and secure it?

If you are using Firefox add those plugins to it and your browser will be more secure.
 
Here are some short videos that will show you what those plugins are and what they do.
 

How to Block Ads in Mozilla Firefox Using Adblock Plus
 

Firefox Add-On Adblock Plus: Block Popups and ads while surfing
 

Security Add-ons to make Surfing with Mozilla Firefox more Secure by Britec
 
The rest are optional.

 

Great! Hey....thanks for the info!



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Posted 22 November 2014 - 09:18 PM

You are welcome, If you have any other questions please feel free to ask.


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