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#1 hgfds

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 01:07 PM

Because of a malware infection I am going to try a different browser.
I found the names of several popular ones but I wanted to check with you folks.

Any reccomendations?

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 01:18 PM

FIREFOX!

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 01:40 PM

Make that two.
I finally got it all together, now if I could just remember where I put it.

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 02:23 PM

Yes I agree because I use Firefox as well but............... check out Opera as well. :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 03:10 PM

Have not had any Spyware or Malware infections since switching to Firefox.
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Posted 08 February 2007 - 03:34 PM

I still favor Firefox, it just has too many great extension that I can't live without. There are quite a few good alternative browsers out there though. Firefox makes a good clean simple browser that you can keep simple or add on to. Seamonkey is like Firefox but without the default simplicity, they give you a browser, an email client, an editor, and the kitchen sink. The Opera browse is also good, it offers a lot of the functions you can add to Firefox in their default setup.
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Posted 08 February 2007 - 04:04 PM

More and more often I receive an error message in Firefox (not malware related since my HJT log is clean): firefox has to shut down etc.

I disabled some extensions, since those seem to be related sometimes and that helped I thought, but than suddenly I receive the message two three times almost in a row; vey irritating since you have to start your browser up again and again...

You never have experienced that problem?

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 05:05 PM

Has never happened to me Falu,but have a look at the MozillaZine KB article; Firefox Crashes.
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Posted 08 February 2007 - 05:15 PM

Firefox
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Posted 08 February 2007 - 09:42 PM

FireFox but Ive also been using The World Browser for the last week and its been descent (but its a BETA)

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 10:17 PM

Ive also been using The World Browser for the last week and its been descent (but its a BETA)

It's also based on the IE engine, which makes it susceptible to the same problems, and security flaws, as IE.
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Posted 08 February 2007 - 10:28 PM

I have used Firefox since 0.0.7 ,I like it :thumbsup: , Some like Opera also (I didn't)

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 10:51 PM

Opera!!!

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 12:09 AM

More and more often I receive an error message in Firefox (not malware related since my HJT log is clean): firefox has to shut down etc.

I disabled some extensions, since those seem to be related sometimes and that helped I thought, but than suddenly I receive the message two three times almost in a row; vey irritating since you have to start your browser up again and again...

You never have experienced that problem?

Try it again with a clean profile, you can make one by going to Start > Run > firefox.exe -profilemanager

If the problems don't come back up just use that profile and import your bookmarks and extensions and such into there. If it's still screwing up after that, uninstall and reinstall Firefox. You may also want to delete the profile directory, which is down in the Documents and Settings folder.
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Posted 09 February 2007 - 12:57 PM

Thanks folks,
Seems Firefox or Opera are my best choices.
I will check them both out and choose one to install unless someone else posts here about a serious objection to one or the other.




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