Reasons for staying with internet explorer.

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Why do you use Microsoft Internet Explorer as your main browser?

  1. Alternative browsers render sites strangely or do not work

    35.0%
  2. Alternative browsers do not handle ActiveX

    25.0%
  3. Alternative browsers are slower (to load or whatever)

    10.0%
  4. I'm not worried about the security flaws because I can handle them

    15.0%
  5. The security flaws in IE are overstated

    20.0%
  6. I'm too lazy to switch

    10.0%
  7. I need Internet explorer for my work

    15.0%
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  1. Pollmaster

    Pollmaster Guest

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=23202
    is a rather interesting poll.

    It has as of today 152 reponses, a pretty popular poll.

    The poll shows about 27% or roughly over 1/4 of people still use Microsoft Internet Explorer as their main browser. Add the MSIE shell users, we have 33% of people still using Internet Explorer based browsers.

    The question is why? Are they not worried about the security problems?

    Poll follows, please vote only if you use Internet Explorer or a IE wrapper as your main browser. Multiple responses are allowed.
     
  2. Infinity

    Infinity Registered Member

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    the only reason I use an IE based Browser: for updating my windows/going to site where I find problems to load them
     
  3. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

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    :rolleyes:

    The best reason that I can give for still using the IE was that when some programs I download w firefox got corrupted or cannot be downloaded completely. I don't know, but IE will just stay on my pc even if I only uses it occasionally ;) :)
     
  4. Stephanos G.

    Stephanos G. Registered Member

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    I use Maxthon which is an IE based browser (IE shell) as it is faster and tabbed.
     
  5. bigbuck

    bigbuck Registered Member

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    I still use IE.....for windows update. That's its homepage....and it rarely if ever moves off that page.
     
  6. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    i use IE for windows update and those few pages that just dont work in Firefox.
     
  7. Antarctica

    Antarctica Registered Member

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    At home Iam using Firefox, but for my work I need IE. ;)
     
  8. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

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    I still use IE kernel because of Maxthon... :)
     
  9. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I use IE for Windows Update and safe websites.
    I use FF for surfing and searching.
    I often use IE and FF at the same time.
     
  10. Paranoid2000

    Paranoid2000 Registered Member

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    I use IE for testing my firewall's ability to block applications from Internet access... :D
     
  11. rawr

    rawr Registered Member

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    I also had issues loading/viewing some pages with Firefox, so I switched back to IE.
     
  12. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

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    lol,

    contrary to my response in that thread posted above, my attitute has changed as to IE and now i can't think of one reason for still using it. ;) :D


    snowbound
     
  13. Ailric

    Ailric Guest

    IE is easy.
    IE will not automatically download ActiveX (unless you set it to do so).
    IE works on more sites than any other browser.
    IE is relatively safe (with all updates and patches) and Spyware Blaster.

    So why don't I use it? There are more options with Opera and Firefox.
     
  14. Gregory

    Gregory Registered Member

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    The real problem is hackers not IE.
     
  15. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    There are certain tasks that seem to work better with IE.

    But I use Firefox as much as possible.
     
  16. myluvnttl

    myluvnttl Registered Member

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    I only used IE for updates and........hmmmmm.....that's it. :D :D

    I used Firefox for everything else that IE don't used. :D :D
     
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