Another reason to ditch Internet Explorer

Started Sep 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
faterikcartman Contributing Member • Posts: 553
Re: German gov't says avoid IE

John Marsh wrote:

faterikcartman wrote:

Are you saying the vulnerability exists simply from having IE9 on your system, even > if you visit the bad site from browsing in Firefox and IE is closed?

No, apparently only IE is vulnerable to this security exploit. However, if you are using Windows XP (as I do) you must use IE to access the MS Windows Update site as neither Chrome or FireFox will do so. Windows 7 apparently does not have that restriction. See posts by Durm just below.

John Marsh

John, I thought you had to visit a bad site -- are you saying just having IE9 open whilist you visit a safe site makes you vulnerable?

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