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Internet Explorer Hacker Problem

I switched to Mozilla Firefox when news of hackers getting passwords on IE came out a few weeks ago. I don't like Firefox and want to switch back to IE. At the time of the news it was said that there was a process to safe guard your info but, it was complicated and not a sure thing. I don't want to try that. I want to know if the problem has been solved and is it safe to return to IE?

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  • dparkerfan77 Jan 07, 2009

    I read about the IE problem in the news. I do have a good antivirus. I will try to access updates.Thank you.

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Hi dparkerfan77,

Welcome to Fixya!

First, where did you get the news from?

Importantly, we need to do frequent Windows Update to update Windows XP/Vista regularly.

Similarly, our software ( IE / Firefox/ Opera / etc...) needs to be updated too.

Lastly, I presume you have good antivirus protecting your PC.

With all these in mind, we can be better protected against foreign attacks.

When your PC is updated and protected, you are free to choose Firefox / IE, as per your preference.

Hope this answers your query.

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