-=PCTechTalk=- Re: Internet Explorer Problems

I might check it out also, never have.  Im on dial up though so may take 
awhile to download.
Christine
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "GMan" <gman.pctt@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 11:43 AM
Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: Internet Explorer Problems


> Hi Sue,
>    I completely understand your hesitation in trying out new programs,
> especially with the bad press that some anti-spyware apps have 
> (deservedly)
> received recently.  However, Firefox is not one of those programs that 
> will
> do anything to harm your system.  During the time that I was stuck 
> offline,
> I kept reading all sorts of great things about it as a way to both get
> around IE's security issues as well as its use of tabbed browsing.  When I
> finally got back online, I downloaded and installed the newest edition to
> give it a spin.  It only took about a week before I made it my default
> browser, it's THAT good!  And I'll never go back to using IE for my 
> regular
> browsing again.  I still use it for Windows Updates and for any
> Microsoft.com searches that I conduct, but that's about it.
>
>    If you're willing to give it a try, you can download the latest version
> (v2.0.0.12) at the link below.  They are working on a new major revision
> (v.3.0), but it's still in beta (they're still testing it before releasing
> it to the general public).
>
> http://www.mozilla.com
>
>    If you don't already have your own system for dealing with program
> downloads, my suggestion would be to download it directly to your Desktop.
> When it's finished, double click on it to start the installation of the
> program and just follow the directions.  Since you can stay connected to 
> the
> internet the whole time this is running, if you come to any decisions 
> you're
> not sure about, fire off an email to us and we'll help you answer it. 
> Once
> it's installed, you should then create a new folder on the Desktop and 
> call
> it something like "Firefox 2.0.0.12", Move the downloaded file inside this
> new folder and then Move the new folder someplace safe for storage 
> (perhaps
> a special "Downloads" folder inside your My Documents area).  By saving
> downloaded application files this way, you won't need to re-download them 
> in
> the event you ever have to reinstall them later.  Of course, if you're
> hurting for space, you're probably better off just deleting the downloaded
> file once it's installed.
>
>    Let us know when Firefox has finished installing and I'll give you some
> additional suggestions for getting used to it.  Just remember, it's as 
> easy
> to learn as IE.          :O)
>
> Peace,
> G
>
> http://www.alternet.org/democracy/77498/?page=entire
> "The only dumb questions are the ones we fail to ask!"
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Suzanne Dunlap" <sdunlap3@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 5:28 AM
> Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Internet Explorer Problems
>
>
>> When I called Charter Cable, the tech walked me through emptying the
>> temporary internet files, cookies, etc.  The only think he didn't mention
>> was clearing the history, so I just did that.  Charter said that the
>> corrupted browser was a Microsoft problem, so I'd have to contact them.
>> So
>> far it's just a few sites that I can't get to - will this problem just
>> keep
>> getting worse?  I was thinking of maybe getting another browser like
>> Firefox
>> just to be able to get to the sites I can't get to with IE.  I'm not very
>> computer literate so I'm leery of downloading new things without
>> supervision!  Any other suggestions?  Thanks again for any help,
>> Sue in Bridgeport, Mi.
>
>
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