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dan7brit

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Hi, Can someone tell me how I can turn Internet explorer on wins XP off? I have heard that it is a gateway for malicious trojens and adware - I have my own intenet provider system set up (AOL). Thanks
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Hi. You really shouldn't uninstall it, as many programs rely on it. As for deactivation, if you have a software firewall installed, simply deny IE any access to the internet.
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Hi, Can someone tell me how I can turn Internet explorer on wins XP off? I have heard that it is a gateway for malicious trojens and adware - I have my own intenet provider system set up (AOL). Thanks


OPen IE.
Go to Tools->Internet Options-> ConnectionsTab->Lan Settings.
Check the checkbox to use a proxy server.
Enter the proxy address as 0.0.0.0 and port 80.
See attached snapshot if it is not clear.

Voila you are done. Now microsoft would never be able to bother you with their sh*t explorer.
Have a secure browsing experience. Use Firefox or Opera. :whistling:

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Just wondering if I follow the turn off instructions if there will arise any major problems with wins XP?
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becuase you're only disabling and not uninstalling, I'm tempted to say no, but it's hard to say really... I would just leave it alone personally. If you really don't want IE running, just disable it's internet access in your firewall.
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