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IE or Netscape

By bldsm ·

Is it true that if a PC runs Netscape Navigator and Netscape email it is not prone to the same problems as a PC running Outlook versions and Internet Explorer?

If we scapped all IE and outlook clients would this stop the viruses and spam?


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by dmiles In reply to IE or Netscape

1)You may not have the same problems with the email because Netscape does not have an integrated email system

2)Using IE or Netscape will not eliminate the system from viruses or spam,you will need to protect the system with the proper software to protect your system from viruses and this will also apply to using a third party software to block spam mail

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by TheChas In reply to IE or Netscape

Switching to Netscape, or better yet Mozilla will reduce your risk of being hacked.

Hacking and virus infections are less apt to impact users of alternate browsers as they are often designed around security holes in IE and OE.

However, you still need to maintain strong anti-virus and firewall security.

Viri like mydoom infected computers by users running file attachments. Your choice of browser and mail software can't stop this kind of virus.

As to SPAM, most of the spam originates because the user gave out their email address to a site that then sold the address to make some money.

I get less than 10 percent of the spam most people complain about because I am VERY careful about giving out my email address.

Bottom line, IE is a little bit more susceptible to virus infections and hacking attacks. Still, if you rely on an alternate browser or mail client for security you will still get infections and hacker attacks.


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