Although Chrome has outpaced Internet Explorer 8, some users are stuck with and continue to use IE. In the event you need to repair IE, here’s some tips over at Tech Paul’s.
Click the gear icon in the upper right-hand corner of IE9 and then Internet Options.
Check the box that states -Never allow websites to request your physical location.
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- Connection problems after removing viruses
- Registry problems with your internet connection
- DNS lookup problems
- Some DHCP errors (renewing or obtaining an IP address
- Most Windows Update Problems
- HTTPS problems
Want a Quicktime alternative? Here’s an alternative that doesn’t run background processes.
Advantages of QuickTime Alternative are:
- Quick and easy install
- Ability to make an unattended installation
- No background processes
- No unwanted stuff and other nonsense
- Smaller size than Apple QuickTime
The Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB) is an independent and open source database covering over 67,000 vulnerabilities. OSVDB also offers the database as a download.
You can test your browser’s security at becheck.scanit. Remember it tests your browser. Your browser can stop responding and your antivirus may alert you.
Leave it to Google to help with IE. ?? Seems that if you download Google Chrome Frame (Beta), you can speed up Internet Explorer up to 10 times faster and add support for HTML 5. Link
This little piece of software (Toolbar Uninstaller) gets rid of thousands of toolbars that may be installed on a computer. When connecting to the internet, your computer not only connects to the url that you requested, it connects to ad servers from the ads on the website. So when connecting to the internet, your computer may make several request to different websites based on the requested website’s ads.
Want to see for yourself? Go to a command prompt (go to search and type cmd and hit enter). Now type netstat -a . You’ll see something similar to these. The first netstat shows my connection to my wife’s computer (we use Connectify), to WordPress and two other websites.
The second connection shows a connection to a popular news website (many ads). Remember this is without any toolbars!
Now imagine if you have a tool bar or many toolbars that are installed and reporting back to their source. The more connections you have to the internet and software installed, the slower your computer will become. - ToolBar Uninstaller removes over 10,000 toolbars.
Pwn2Own is a contest to hack different operating systems and browsers. Using exploits that are known and unknown. Here’s some info Dawn sent over (By the way, Google’s Chrome is still standing). Always download any critical updates to protect your computer.
More vulnerabilities annually at Pwn2Own
This solution may work for you – Download the full version of flash (the installation not the website’s automatic download)
1. Open Computer.
2. Navigate to C:\Windows\SysWOW64\. Create the folders below if necessary and copy FlashUtil9b file to the folder.
3. Scroll down and open the Macromedia directory.
4. Open the Flash directory.
5. Right-click FlashUtil9b.
6. Select Run as Administrator.
7. When the UAC prompt appears, select Continue.
8. Follow the Flash Player installation wizard.
Once the wizard completes, Flash Player has been properly installed and will now function properly.