(read topic) can anyone name names of viruses, type of the way u can get hack from using ie than anyother web browser?
and how bout outlook express, why is everyone not using OE to check email???? heard something about the weak open source, can anyone explain more???
There are all sorts of virus & trojans you can get from either if your system is not patched, or if your not running anti-virus or a firewall. Too many in fact to list. If you are patched & have anti-virus & firewall, you shouldn't really worry. Note- this is assuming you turned off a few things, like enable install on demand & fixed a java virtual machine issue some computers have.
I use Crazy browser which is an IE hack
that has tabbed browsing and a pop up blocker. For email I liked Netscape 4.79, altho I haven't really used it much lately except to store my webmail after reading it. I haven't found an email program I like enough to start using it.
As for plain IE- yuck. Who wants to use a browser that you have to open new windows to visit links? OE- never liked that either, it is a chore to backup & restore old files