IE8... advice in setting up?

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  1. Tarnak

    Tarnak Registered Member

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    I just saw this in the latest issue of Windows Secrets:-

    Ready or not, you're getting IE 8 or 9


    By Susan Bradley

    "Microsoft wants to strong-arm us into abandoning IE 6 and embracing its latest browsers.

    Starting Jan. 17, Microsoft began pushing out IE 8 and IE 9 to all customers through Windows Update."

    I was wondering since I use Opera primarily, if anyone can offer advice in how to setup IE 8, for the best in privacy and security, because I am basically clueless about IE8.

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    can you go for IE9 instead? It offers slightly more in terms of securing it. Otherwise allow scripting (activex, java, java script) only for trusted sites and block for others
     
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    Didn't look at all the settings, but "Launching applications and unsafe files" must be : prompt (recommended). "Disabled" you can't download (with other browsers; with ie I don't know, because I don't use it).
     
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    DropMyRights? Also, Online Armor "run safer".
     
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