Hey, it was just a comment. If you have an internet connection, you should know enough to keep your computer regardless of the browser you use. Like it or not, as Mozilla grabs a larger part of the browser base, it will fall prey to a lot of the hacks that IE is subject to.srholt18 said:Yeah if you want adware and spyware along with your cookies
Right now mozilla isn't open to nearly 2% of the crap IE is. so it's just beneficial to your PC to make the change. Why go on worrying about the fact that the net will kick the **** outta mozilla sooner or later when it's an immediate fix for 99% of your avg. web users problems in the NOW. 'course everything gets cracked over time. Thats when I'll be using something new, updated, and more solid. Thats not to mention the obvious benefits beyond spam of using a different browser. I don't think I could live without tabbed browsing. *drools*. way to cool.LonelyRR said:Yup i'm with holmes,
sooner or later someone is going to make adware/spyware for other browser.
dont give out wrong information. Cookies cannot install adware and spyware on your computer. cookies cannot install anything on your computer, period. cookies are just small text files that are stored on your computer by websites during a visit with information that a website can use on your next visit. The only problem is that cookies can be used to track your visits across sites so for e.g. if Toyota and Pep Boys have an understanding with eachother and if you visit the Pep Boys website after visiting Toyota's the Pep Boy's one could use your cookies to show you Toyota specific advertisements.srholt18 said:
Aeteocles said:gee...in my 11 years of having my own computer and using the internet (do the math, I was 11 when I had my first computer) I've never had a problem I couldn't handle using all the software people normally complain about: AOL, Explorer, Windows.
Basically, learn to use your ish--that is, knowing both its uses and weaknesses--and you shouldn't have any problems.
Number 1 reason that I don't use Firefox: Alot of people on the internet don't know how to write HTML correctly. Sure, most of these people are just a bunch of amateurs and their sites are just personal, but I still dislike the idea that Firefox renders code differently than IE: and IE is by far the industry standard. Why would you create a browser that renders the way HTML looks differently than the industry standard?
I, for one, have been caught writing code that that Firefox doesn't render. Sure, I went back and fixed it--but it still irritates me that if I use firefox, there's gonna be a large chunk of the internet that i'm gonna see differently than what the person making it wanted it to look like: and isn't that the whole point of the HTML? To render data in a way that is uniform for all users?
That said, I'm not closed to anything. I have Firefox on my computer, just like I have other browsers and media players and etc. But I don't think I'll use it in earnest until I start seeing the majority of websites that say "Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox" at the bottom.
And ya know, you really gotta be pretty careless to get adware one way or another--and even more careless to not notice it right away. And I defnitely have spent my fair share of time on Warez and Porn sites so it's not like I don't get exposed to it. Maybe ya'all need to brush up on knowing what processes are running in the background and what each does....and then turn off all the unnecessary ones. I have 3 icons sitting in my toolbar: Norton Antivirus, the volume control, and AIM right now. If you have anything else in that toolbar, you really need to reevaluate if any of those icons have functionality that would justify the added CPU and memory loads--I'm sure those slow your computer down much more than spyware and adware.