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Old 01-29-2006, 08:49 PM   #1
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Which browser is the MOST secure ?

i'd like to know from other people's experience or knowledge, which current browser for xp is the most "secure" in terms of visiting the more "infamous" sites ? i know that since IE is the most popular is probably the least safe. from what i hear peoples should NOT use IE to go to "those" sites. so what instead ?
firefox ? opera ? mozilla ? ????


was there ever a test carried out by a major site/publication that tested how vanurable browsers are ?
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Old 01-29-2006, 09:03 PM   #2
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For sure Firefox. Best tests are the ones you can do on your own.
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Old 01-29-2006, 09:05 PM   #3
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For sure Firefox. Best tests are the ones you can do on your own.
I think in terms of security, it might actually be opera or mozilla. I don't think this thread has much intent, because they are all pretty close. Firefox is getting holes though as it becomes popular.
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Old 01-29-2006, 09:20 PM   #4
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My vote goes to Opera 8.5. Mainly because I use it and have never experienced any problems unlike IE hijacks etc.
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Old 01-29-2006, 10:20 PM   #5
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For sure Firefox. Best tests are the ones you can do on your own.
I agree.
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I did use Opera for a while on my other PC but had some spyware problem with so I removed it. I have not had a virus in over 2 years. Spyware is faaaar in between. I have another pc, and without protection I go to various sites that are known to drop bombs on you. Firefox performs much better.
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Old 01-30-2006, 11:25 AM   #7
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Since switching to Firefox from IE6, browser hijacks, which used to be a regular IE experience, have dropped to near zero. Viruses are rare. I use NAV, Adaware, SpywareGuard, Spyware Blaster, ZoneAlarm and Spybot, but the best security move I ever made was to switch internet browsers to Firefox.
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Old 01-30-2006, 11:28 AM   #8
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I posted about another way to have a secure web browser on a Windows-based computer many months ago but here's yet another article on it:
http://www.spywareinfo.com/articles/vmware/baintro.php
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Old 01-30-2006, 11:39 AM   #9
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a browser is as secure as you want it to be...you can configure all the major browsers to make it more secure (even IE)...for the most secure browser just choose to disable ActiveX, block ALL coookies, etc etc...

IE gets a bad rap because their default settings may not be the best whereas Firefoix and Opera enable more stringent default settings...you can make IE just as secure and safe as Firefox by going into your IE settings and tweaking the options to make it more secure...
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a browser is as secure as you want it to be...you can configure all the major browsers to make it more secure (even IE)...for the most secure browser just choose to disable ActiveX, block ALL coookies, etc etc...

IE gets a bad rap because their default settings may not be the best whereas Firefoix and Opera enable more stringent default settings...you can make IE just as secure and safe as Firefox by going into your IE settings and tweaking the options to make it more secure...
yeah, and then half of the "proper"/"official" sites won't work because they too need, want, some of those settings...
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:23 AM   #11
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Re: Which browser is the MOST secure ?

Google Chrome is also a safe browser. It is easy to use. It provide many options, which make your browser more safe then other browser.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:15 AM   #12
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Re: Which browser is the MOST secure ?

I think Mozilla Firefox is safe browser and having lot of features as well.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:07 AM   #13
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Re: Which browser is the MOST secure ?

Firefox is more secure browser. It protects your privacy with its advanced security features to help you stay safe.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:59 AM   #14
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Re: Which browser is the MOST secure ?

Mozilla Firefox is safe browser above all.
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:20 AM   #15
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Re: Which browser is the MOST secure ?

I was not knowing the answer of it but i got to know now. Thanks for sharing this with us.
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