Replace and disable Internet Explorer now

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by bigc73542, Jul 12, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Posts:
    23,873
    Location:
    SW. Oklahoma
    Link to source article: http://www.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=04/07/01/123233

     
  2. Pigman

    Pigman Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2004
    Posts:
    381
    Pardon, but can't IE be removed in Win9x/NT via LitePC's IEradicator?
     
  3. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Posts:
    23,873
    Location:
    SW. Oklahoma
    No, you end up taking out only about 70% Of IE. Windows will not run without IE or at least parts of it being installed.
     
  4. Brent

    Brent Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Posts:
    71
    Good ole Microsoft. They will never learn
     
  5. Pigman

    Pigman Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2004
    Posts:
    381
    So you're saying that "removing" IE via the method MS provides is better than "removing" it via IEradicate?
     
  6. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Posts:
    23,873
    Location:
    SW. Oklahoma
    No not at all, but removing it in my opinion is a good idea. Ie irradicator makes it totally inoperable. Hence no windows updates. The removal done in the article will allow IE to download windows updates but that is all. That alone makes it wiser to do it through windows instead of Irradicator.

    that is my personal opinion but I believe that I am correct on the issue. bigc
     
  7. Pigman

    Pigman Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2004
    Posts:
    381
    Windows updates can be gotten via the Microsoft download site. It takes a bit longer, though.

    Not that that matters for me... My MS Update has never worked properly. :p
     
  8. Peaches4U

    Peaches4U Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Posts:
    5,070
    Location:
    At my computer
    Removal of IE is drastic. Removal may be okay for unsophisticated PC users who dont use their PC for much more than email and looking at Uncle John's web page. It makes sense too for older systems that might not benefit much from IE's features and do not have much room for all of those extra programs one needs to defend and repair damge caused by IE's vulnerabilities. However, if one is disciplined, takes the time to learn safe hex, and uses an alternate browser for general surfin' I don't think removal is required. I do not plan on removing IE or any part thereof. I have had no problems with it and now that I am using Mozilla Firefox, do not feel removal of IE is necessary as I still use it from time to time.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.