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Author Topic: Switched to FIrefox, now how to delete IE?  (Read 1798 times)
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« on: November 16, 2004, 01:02:24 AM »

I went to control panel, add remove programs, selected the windows components option.  It seems that only removes access from the desktop or start menu.  I want IE COMPLETELY removed from my HD.  Is this possible?!
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2004, 01:06:16 AM »

Nope, its not possible.  IE is integrated within Windows Explorer, plus there are a lot of programs that rely on IE to function.   Windows Update being on of them.  Steam is another example.  You could delete iexplore.exe which is the IE executable, but that would cause you some major problems later.
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2004, 01:09:46 AM »

GRRR!!!  Thanks anyway.  And damn you to hell M$!!!! :evil:
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2004, 01:14:01 AM »

Just do like the rest of us, and pretend it isn't there slywink
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2004, 01:20:20 AM »

Hmm, so far so good for Firefox, except I can't open www.comcast.net to access my email.  It  just goes into a loop of refreshing.  Can you other Firefox users view that website??
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2004, 01:23:55 AM »

I got there fine with Firefox.  It redirected itself about 15 times but it got there in the end.
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2004, 01:25:37 AM »

Ok, I figured out the problem.  I wasn't allowing the website to set cookies, and this was apparently pissing of that site.  slywink  It works now.



Edit:   How come when I open up a second window in a tab (nice feature btw), more tabs keep opening without warning?  For example, I was viewing the official WoW forums and a WoW class forum on IGN in the other tab.  For some reason, after a couple of minutes, a third tab opened with gamespy homepage.   Why does it do this?
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2004, 05:55:13 PM »

Actually, not being able to remove IE was a central part of the Anti-Trust suit Microsoft lost. And IE being part of the OS is a *big* part of the problem with spyware. IE has a lot of "inroads" to your system settings, etc. Firefox, Opera, etc. are just programs, and can't screw things up as easily as IE.  :roll:
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2004, 09:27:07 AM »

Best you can do is setting IE in your Firewall to "no access" or at least "ask what to do". If a program uses parts of IE you'll notice that way.
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2004, 03:02:28 AM »

Remember that you still need IE to run Windows Update.  The site blocks access to other browsers.  So unless you never want to patch (probably a bad idea), you will still need IE occasionally.
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