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Removing IE


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mpinsky

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I use Opera, however, IE is still on my computer because I'm not sure if I can manually remove it. From my understanding, it is pretty well ingrained into the windows system, so I can understand if there are some serious repercussions of removing it and it is not recommended.

Is this possible and will it make my computer any safer (last piece of malware I got came from IE even though I wasn't using it)?

I apologize for my stupid-sounding question, but it's been nagging me for a while now.

Thank you. :)

Edited by mpinsky, 31 January 2009 - 05:29 PM.

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Hello mpinsky...

Internet Explorer should not be removed even if it could be. It's necessary for many websites, including Windows Update.

You've heard correctly that IE is firmly integrated to Windows. It's a part of the kernal.

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That's what I thought.

Thank you very much for answering my question so promptly. :)
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Is this possible and will it make my computer any safer (last piece of malware I got came from IE even though I wasn't using it)?


nothing can beat User Awareness. But other than that, be sure your Anti-virus is up to date and use ccleaner.
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