Firefox And Internet Explorer What Is The Difference Between The Two Web Browsers

images13

Although the two Web browsers are quite similar in features they do have differences that greatly distinguishes one from the other. We are going to go through its difference and see which one is better suited and give you better browsing experience.
Let us start with installation, Firefox definitely wins in this category. Many experts agree that Firefox is ahead and has the advantage over Internet Explorer. The reason for this is the size; Firefox is way smaller, takes up less space on your hard drive. I know you are probably saying it really does not matter since most computer hard drives nowadays have big hard drive memories. The Firefox efficiency mean that it is much easier to install and reboot also is faster with Firefox compared to Internet Explorer.
Second is security, although they basically have the same security features, Firefox in the past have proven that they have a more faster response time when it comes to dealing with security threats to its system. They have responded in a more timely manner compared to Internet Explorer when they have faced a similar security threat. They have roughly the same protection against Trojans, viruses and the ability to prevent and outside party from hacking unto your computer. They both also offer protection against phishing.
When it comes to internet searching both Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox offer the same browsing experience the difference being that Firefox gives its user an advantage that many users consider one of the greatest benefit to using Firefox and that is it allows you to add search engines to the toolbar that gives a narrower search of specific types of websites. He
Lastly, the issue of crashing. This is every Internet users nightmare. You want a stable and secure web browser. Inter Explorer loses on this round, they are infamous for crashing. Keep in mind that all internet web browsers are susceptible to crashing. Its how the web browser manages after very crash which makes all the difference and this is where Firefox (Firefox Download)has the advantage since it allows the user to restore or go back to his browsing session to the exact point on the sites he went to before the crashed happened, making for an easier recovery for the user. You really dont want to go the trouble of looking for the last sites you visited before the crash; this is where Firefox has the clear advantage over other web browsers.

Remove Internet Explorer 8 – How to Easily Uninstall and Remove Internet Explorer 8

images1

Dear Dr.Know:

Hi, I’m Dore. I just met a problem with my PC and I really appreciated if you can help me solve this. I used to install a free Internet Explorer 8 on my PC, and then uninstalled Internet Explorer 8 after it expired. However, I found some Internet Explorer 8 related registry entries and drive files still remaining in the system disk. No matter how I clean this, they still remain! What can I do? How can I remove Internet Explorer 8 thoroughly?-

— Ian

Dear Ian:

First of all, it’s nice to receive your letter and I really appreciated. I personally adore and recommend Internet Explorer 8 for you. But as you want to remove it totally, I will list the best method uninstalling Internet Explorer 8 for you.

Steps to Uninstall/Remove Internet Explorer 8 manually – Uninstall Internet Explorer 8 with Windows Uninstaller
Click on Start – All Programs – Internet Explorer 8 – Uninstall. After uninstalling, you will need to restart your computer.
After restarting, make sure that you can see hidden files and folders by clicking Start – Control Panel – Folder Options – View and select the Show Hidden Files and Folders option.
Click Start – My Computer and then navigate to C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer 8, and delete all the related files. That’s the manual way to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 fully and easily! But before you remove this software, you should close it totally first. Wish you and your computer run well!

— Dr. Know

Dear Dr. Know:

It’s Dore again. Thank you for your suggestion for uninstalling Internet Explorer 8. But I’ve found that your so-called -free and easy- method is too difficult for me and I at last found a powerful uninstall tool that can uninstall Internet Explorer 8 thoroughly and easily, including its all registry entries and files. That’s Best Uninstall Tool.

Best Uninstall Tool is a better, easier and faster way to completely uninstall any unwanted program that standard Window Add/Remove Programs can’t remove. What I need to do is following the instructions with a few clicks.
First, I download Best Uninstall Tool and install it in a full version, and then run it.
Then click Internet Explorer 8 in the Display Name list.
Finally, click -Uninstall- icon to begin the Internet Explorer 8 removal. —Ian

Dear Ian:

Yes, Best Uninstall Tool is a useful program to uninstall programs, but use it to remove Internet Explorer 8, you also need to close the program totally first, and which are needed steps for all uninstall tools. If you cannot close it fully or the software you want to get rid of is corrupted, try to stop downloading it by pressing F8 to enter the Safe Mode. Apart from uninstalling Internet Explorer 8, it can also fully remove Avast, Internet Explorer8, MacAfee and other similar sticky programs. — Dr.Know

Internet Explorer (IE) Running Slow on Windows 7

images13

Is your Internet Explorer (IE) running slow on Windows 7? Have you not tried the newest version called IE 9? Is your system not secured from viruses and spywares? If the answer to these questions is in affirmative you may give a thought to optimizing your system to make its performance better. Unfortunately slow speed in IE has been experienced by many people who have started using Windows 7.

Undoubtedly slow performance of PC programs is intolerable. However, it is not just the IE browser that runs slow on Windows 7. Other browsers such as Opera, Chrome and Firefox have also been found to run slow due to various reasons. Sometimes users install Windows 7 in their old systems with low hardware specifications which causes such errors. At other times people who are fond of using too many add-ons in their browser suffer from slow browsing.

If you are looking to speed up Internet Explorer for your Windows 7 follow these simple guidelines:

* First of all clean computer up through a sophisticated Registry cleaning tool. The Registry repairing program will work to reduce Registry clutter and fix those errors which cause computer programs to crash frequently.

* Optimize your system by managing computer services, conducting a Registry defrag scan and cleaning system and browsers junk through a good system utilities program. If you are an expert computer user you may do these jobs manually.

* Go to the control panel settings and adjust ‘mouse’ settings. In the mouse settings Window click on the pointer options and make the pointer speed a little faster. This little act will give you a feel that your computer is running faster.

* Clear the IE cache: Whenever you are about to quit browsing clear the internet explorer cache to make it lighter and run faster on Windows 7.

* Clean temporary internet files and the IE history. A system utilities software can do this job automatically.

* Get rid of excessive toolbars: Excessive toolbars and add-ons are often found to be not only making the browser slow but also causing it to crash frequently.

* Disable integration with your download manager program. A download manager program usually integrates with your browser so that all downloads are cached automatically. However this causes Internet Explorer (IE) to run slow on Windows 7. Disable browser integration from the download manager program settings. Open download manager program, click Tools | Download Options. Click Browse Integration tab, uncheck Internet Explorer and click OK. Restart IE.

* Uninstall Microsoft Java VM, which slows down Internet Explorer. Here’s how to do it- Click Start, point to All Programs | Accessories | Command Prompt. Type following command- “RunDLL32 ADVPack.dll,LaunchINF Section Java.in,UnInstall” (without quotes). Press ENTER. After successful uninstall, please restart your computer.

Change proxy settings in Internet Explorer

images11

This information applies to Windows Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8.

The proxy settings are used to tell Internet Explorer the network address of an intermediary server (known as a proxy server) that is used between the browser and the Internet on some networks. In general, you should change the proxy settings if you are connected to the Internet through a corporate network. By default, Internet Explorer automatically detect proxy settings. However, you may need to manually set a proxy with information supplied by your network administrator. Here’s how:

To change the proxy server settings

Open Internet Explorer, click start the Start button, and then click Internet Explorer.

Click Tools, and then click Internet Options.

Click the Connections tab, click LAN Settings.

Activate the checkbox Use a proxy server for your LAN.

In the Address box, type the address of the proxy server.

In the Port box, type the port number.

If your network requires separate proxy addresses for different services, such as HTTP, HTTPS or FTP, click the advanced button, then type the individual addresses of proxy server to use.

When you have completed your changes, click OK until you return to Internet Explorer.

If you follow the steps to change proxy server settings and still you find that the address you type for a new proxy server is not saved, verify the following:

If you enter a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) or Internet address for the proxy server, make sure that you are using forward slashes (/) rather than backslashes (\) when typing the address. For example, you must type http://servername and not http: \ \ servername.

If you enter a naming convention or a local network address for the proxy server, make sure you use backslashes (\) instead of forward slashes (/). For example, you must type \ \ servername, not / / servername.

Internet Explorer Vs. Firefox

images

When it comes to choosing an internet browser there are two main commonly used ones which give you a range of benefits. Every computer that comes with any version of windows will have Microsoft Internet Explorer already installed which is great for the average user who is just interested in browsing the internet. Many people are beginning to download toolbars to make it easier to perform every day tasks. Many people will just tend to leave Internet Explorer as their default internet browser.

This is why the FireFox became popular amongst everyone who gave them a try, you can download many additional add-on packs which can give you advanced searching, faster results, etc. FireFox is very customizable, you can change the colour of the tabs and everything so you can make it suit your personality. It does have the advantage of better security so you are much safer from viruses and spyware if you use FireFox. I would say that FireFox is for people who like to use the internet on a daily basis. Don’t get me wrong, if you use the internet very rarely FireFox will still be able to give you benefits over Internet Explorer and the best thing is, it’s completely free!

With FireFox becoming very popular people still go back to Internet Explorer as it is very easy to use and has a great interface. You can guarantee that you will be able to find what you want with ease, even if you are new to the internet side of things. If you were to have trouble navigating around a browser you can check out the help files which will be able to explain everything step by step so you can go from complete novice to professional.

Many people actually use a variety of browsers to get the best of both worlds, especially if you are a webmaster as the different browsers interpret the coding in different ways so you could make a website which looks fine in Internet Explorer and if you open it up in FireFox it could potentially look totally different. It can be quite tricky to spot the cross browser errors and even harder to fix them, with knowledge and patience you will be able to sort them out making them look identical to each other. The worst thing you can do it to eliminate valuable traffic simply because your site is not compatible with FireFox.

How To Secure Internet Explorer On Your Desktop

images11

You want to start by going to tools and selecting Internet options. Next you want to go ahead and click on the security tab which shows the various security zones for each one of the zones displayed which include Internet, a local Internet, trusted sites and restricted sites.

First we want to go ahead and make sure that the Internet is selected. These settings apply to websites that are not listed in other security zones. We strongly recommend that you select a high security setting be by selecting this there are several features including active X, Java and active scripting that will be disabled. Doing this will help to make a browser much more secure.

For those who are more familiar with Internet Explorer you can always go ahead and select the custom level for more granular optimization.

Next you can go ahead and select trusted sites as this cures the zone for websites that you believe is securely designed and where you’re not worried about the quality of the content. You can add or remove sites from this zone you can click on the sites button.

I prefer to select a medium settings for my trusted sites which allows for safe browsing and also prompts before downloading potentially unsafe content. Also unsigned ActiveX controls will not be downloaded.

For any sites that you add to the trusted sites list features such as ActiveX and active scripting or automatically enabled.

Following this configuration the trusted sites will give you the benefits of security for sites that you are just visiting our that you’re not familiar with but will still give you the flexibility on sites that you deem trustworthy.

Next you want to go ahead and select the privacy tab here we recommend that you select the advanced button and select override automatic cookie handling. You’ll also want to go ahead and select prompt for first party and third-party cookie handling.

This way you will be Palm to each time a site tries to place a cookie on your computer system. You can then evaluate the site and decide whether you want to accept it or deny the cookie and also what action to take in the future.

Last but not least you can go to programs tab and select the default programs are handling things such as HTML editing, e-mail, newsgroups, and that call, calendar and contact list and one of my favorite buttons is the Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser button.

By checking this you won’t be bothered with the prompt asking if you want to make and explore your default browser.

The amount of time that it takes to go ahead and implement the above procedures far outweighs the increase in security that you get with Internet Explorer.

Microsoft Cautions Users on Critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer

images4

Web based attacks are one of the most common forms of attack initiated by the criminals. Attackers exploit vulnerabilities on websites, web browsers and other web applications. Recently, Microsoft has alerted users on a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer that could allow an attacker to execute malicious scripts. Attackers may exploit the vulnerability and compromise information security. The vulnerability is associated with the handling of Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) formatted requests by MIME HTML (MHTML). The vulnerability may in some instances cause an Internet user to execute a malicious script on visiting a malicious web page. MIME is a data format, which condenses binary structures as a text only format. MHTML allows applications to deliver MIME structures. The format requests from MIME may be manipulated by an attacker to inject malicious code in the victim’s computer. The vulnerability is similar to cross-site scripting attacks. However, in the malicious script may be executed in the client side context.

An attacker may place an HTML link with malicious code on a website and tempt users to click on the link. When users accessing the site through Internet Explorer click on the link, the malicious code gets executed in their system. Usually, software developers find vulnerabilities through ethical hacking. In this case, Microsoft found that a proof-of-concept code for exploiting the vulnerability is available in the wild.

Once executed, the malicious script may spoof the content, reveal information and perform arbitrary actions on the website on behalf of the targeted user without latter’s input. The extracted information may be misused by the attackers. The vulnerability affects all versions of Windows. Information security professionals at Microsoft are working with other partners to provide protection from the vulnerability. Meanwhile, Microsoft has provided a fixit solution. The fix it wizard has two options. The enable option locks down MHTML and the disable option unlocks the MHTML.

Disabling ActiveX controls and Active scripting in Internet Explorer may also provide some protection to users. Microsoft may consider issuing a patch for the zero day vulnerability during one of its upcoming security updates.

Internet Explorer 11 (ie11) Preloads Websites Content In Background To Optimize Performance

images17

Windows 8.1 is soon going to set the floor of technology market. Along with this, Internet Explorer 11 is also coming. But, both of these are under development. The new version of Windows will come with Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) installed.
Though an internal build of IE 11 was leaked on 25 March 2013,[4] its first preview version was not formally released until June 2013, during the Build 2013 conference along with the preview release of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.[5] On 25 July 2013, Microsoft released the developer preview of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.[2][6] IE 11 features redesigned developer tools,[7] support for WebGL,[8] enhanced scaling for high DPI screens,[9] SPDY,[10] prerender and prefetch

As promised, Internet Explorer 11 is making its way to Windows 7, slowly but surely. Almost a month after we got our first serious taste of Microsoft’s latest browser, currently available on Windows 8.1 only, the developer preview version for Win 7 has hit the web. Obviously, there’s a lot less Metro-flavored flash, but the most important features and improvements should still carry over. The biggest news is the improved performance and load times. Microsoft is quite proud of the enhancements it’s made to Chakra, it’s JavaScript engine, and claims it’s significantly faster than Chrome, Firefox and Opera. As always, though, you can take these self-administered benchmarks with a grain of salt. There’s also support for WebGL and advanced HTML5 video features, like those powering the next-generation Netflix player. And, seeing as how this is a developer preview, the package wouldn’t be complete with out some updated tools for building sites and web apps, in the form of an overhauled F12, that borrows heavily from Visual Studio

E 11 is coming with many new features and improvements. Here we will discuss the new and interesting feature of IE 11. This new feature of IE 11 is known as “Preload websites”. To optimize performance, it preloads the content of the website in background. Most of the users are habitual of opening the first link of the search result pages thus, IE 11 automatically start loading such links in background. In case, if you click on such link then IE 11 brings the preloaded page into view instantly. Well, this feature is very useful for broadband users as well as users having unlimited plans. But, users having limited data plan might want to disable this feature to save valuable bandwidth. For turning off this feature, check out the following steps: 1.Open Internet Explorer and click on “Tools -> Internet Options.” 2.Go to “Advanced” tab and scroll down a little to get following option: Load sites and content in the background to optimize performance

Internet Explorer 11

3.As this is option enabled by default, uncheck the option and apply changes. Now, Internet Explorer 11 will not preload websites content in background.

Microsoft releases new Internet Explorer 9 browser

images17

Microsoft released the latest version of its Internet Explorer web browsing software free online late Monday, hoping to fend off recent challenges by Firefox and Google Chrome. -IE9 has just released around the world,- a booming voice told a cheering crowd at 11:00 pm Monday (0400 GMT Tuesday) in the Austin City Limits Live concert hall where a launch party was being held. Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) was available for download in 30 languages at Fun4masti -Things are about to change,- Microsoft corporate vice president Dean Hachamovitch said just hours earlier at a press conference at the South By Southwest Interactive technology festival here. -We took a dramatically different tack,- he continued. -It’s a really good day for the Web.-IE9 is built to make the most of Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 7, as well as graphics processing chips that can power videos, games and graphics. The long list of partners that have adapted websites to IE9 includes Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, Hulu, and Yahoo!, according to Microsoft. -We have worked with partners reaching a billion active Internet users,- Hachamovitch said. -All of these partners are using IE9 to make a more beautiful Web, starting today.- More than 40 million copies of IE9 have already been downloaded as part of the process leading up to its official release, according to Microsoft. Microsoft showed off a lean, muscular new Internet Explorer crafted to spotlight slick websites and beat back competition from Firefox and Google. Microsoft director of web services strategy Ari Bixhorn booted up an Apple MacBook Pro laptop running the latest version of Firefox for a side-by-side comparison. A laptop powered by Windows and using IE9 smoothly zipped through cascading images illustrating top tunes at a radio station website while the competition appeared to be much slower. Once a website is reached, the IE9 browser seems to almost vanish to spotlight the content. -The browser is the stage and the websites are the stars of the show,- Hachamovitch told AFP during an earlier demonstration. The browser is included in Windows software, and the operating system remains at a core of Microsoft’s software empire. The Redmond, Washington-based technology colossus claims more than one billion Windows customers. IE9 promised to be another hit release for Microsoft, which has had market success with the Windows 7 operating system and the Kinect motion-sensing controller accessory for Xbox 360 video game consoles. Web Designing in Sydney Host Rates Australian Cheapest Air Fare Rates Send Money to From Australia To Pakistan

Zip File Unable To Extract After Downloading From Internet Explorer 8

images2

The ZIP files are used to compress the files and folders so as to encapsulate them into one single entity.
Using this phenomena, you can save enormous amount of disk space. One more advantage that these ZIP files provide that these are extremely handy and light when you have to transfer the data over the Internet. Also, these save you from the risk of virus infections as well. You can extract the data from the ZIP files using an extracting application such as WinZIP. However, when you are unable to unzip the ZIP file, it may be a possibility that the file is corrupt. If you are unable to repair ZIP file, then I would suggest you to use a professional ZIP repair tool.

Considering a ZIP corruption scenario in which you have downloaded a tutorial, which is in the form of a ZIP file from an e-learning website on Internet Explorer 8. After downloading the ZIP file, when you attempt to unzip it, you fail to do so. An error message is displayed in this respect, which is:

The compressed (zipped) folder is invalid or corrupted.

Cause:
You would receive such error messages if the HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) compression has been turned on for the ZIP files on the Web server from where you have downloaded the ZIP file.

What happens is that when HTTP compression is enabled on the Web server, then the ZIP file is encrypted, after which it is sent to Internet Explorer. After getting the HTTP-compressed file, the ZIP file is transferred and downloaded to your system’s hard disk. However, Internet Explorer does not decode the HTTP compression from the ZIP file when the unzipping application tries to unzip the ZIP file.

Resolution:
To overcome this problem, you should check if this ZIP file is available on any other website as well. If yes, then you should download the file from that link. The other thing that you can do is to use any other ZIP extracting application to extract the data.

If you are unable to extract the data from the ZIP file, then there is a need to use third-party solutions to repair ZIP file. These ZIP recovery tools are extremely non-destructive that do not overwrite or modify the ZIP files while scanning them.