A combination of multiple security vulnerabilities and the emergence of more modern browsers, Internet Explorer has started to look vulnerable.
According to estimated statistucs 100 million users have already switched over to other browsers mostly to is Mozilla Firefox.
Firefox is a fast, lean tabbed browser .
WHY NO TO INTERNET EXPLORER
- VULNERABLE TO SECURITIES TIME AND AGAGIN DUE TO ITS IMMENCE POPULARITY IS THE HACKER’S FIRST LOVE .
- scripting component ActiveX , use of VBScript and browser helper objects (BHOs) that has been heavily exploited by hackers.
- a hacker who breaks into IE may not only have hacked your browser but may also be able to gain access to the operating system itself as it is too close to the core of the Windows operating system.
- Microsoft’s record for responding to reported flaws in IE has been checkeredMicrosoft’s record for responding to reported flaws in IE has been checkered , belated and some times hap hazard.
- Internet Explorer 7 is only available to those using Windows XP SP2 or later. Users of earlier versions of Windows have to IE6, a version which has proven highly vulnerable to exploitation.
- Although IE7 add-ons just can’t becomparable to the 1000+ free extensions available for Firefox.
More than 1000 free extensions available. Make Google search on “Firefox extension” or “Firefox add-ons.” and also on this link.
Use this selection as the guide and donot limit yourself on these and if you know more then let me know also.
1. A lightweight RSS and Atom reader : SAGE
2.Useful for keeping Firefox open but hidden : Minimize to Tray
3.Opens the current web page in Internet Explorer : IEView Lite
4.quickly bookmark a site to any folder : Ad Bookmarks Here
5.Tweaks Firefox to run faster on broadband : Fasterfox
6.Saves tab sessions on demand when Firefox closes. : Session Saver
7.Much more control over tab working : Tab Mix Plus
8.Filters ads from web pages : Ad Block
9. It allows to re-install old extensions by bypassing compatibility testing. :“Nightly Tester Tools”
10. FLASH BLOCK :STOPS MACROMEDIA FLASH CONTENT ON THE PAGE .
11.NO SCRIPT : BLOCKS VARIOUS ELEMENTS LIKE JAVA SCRIPT , JAVA , PLUG INS INCLUDING FLASH FROM WEB PAGES .
12 PERFORMANCING : INTEGRATES FIREFOX WITH POPULAR BLOGGING PLATFORMS LIKE BLOGGER , WORD PRESS , ETC.
13. FIREFTP: ALLOWS FIREFOX TO ACT AS AN FTP CLIENT AND EXPLORE FTP SERVERS .
14. FLASH GOT: ALLOWS FIREFOX TO BE CLOSELY INTEGRATE WITH THE DOWNLAOD MANAGER IN THE SYSTEM .
Firefox offers many free downloadable themes. To access to new themes select Tools/Themes from within Firefox and then click on “get more themes.”
Firefox uses pretty much the same keyboard shortcuts as Internet Explorer . For full list click HERE
TO MAKE A CLONE OF INTERNET EXPLORER:
If you want to make it even more like IE then click HERE
TO SET UP ROBO FORM :
It depends upon your choice , you’ll have to install the RoboForm Mozilla adaptor first. For this CLICK ME
PROBLEM SOLVING :
If you run into problems first hand go to FIREFOX FAQ
For more serious problems then in the second place go to FIREFOX FORUMS
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