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Bookmarks in FF can be imported from IE Favorites. My question is....when i add a favorite in FF, is there anyway that it will add automatically in IE?
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In short

NO

Forget IE you DO NOT need it for anything at all.
That includes Windows Updates. Tell me one thing you need IE for and I will give you an answer as to why you don't need it for that. "GUARANTEED"
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but then how do u backup the bookmarks? I cant find the folder where FF stores the bookmarks...
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Forget IE you DO NOT need it for anything at all.

I did not know that, is this something new???

Tell me one thing you need IE for and I will give you an answer as to why you don't need it for that. "GUARANTEED"

How about Online Virus/Malware ActiveX Scans for example..
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The online virus scans used to be a problem, but alas Trend microscan
http://housecall.tre.../start_corp.asp
Now offers a plugin for netscape based browsers including Firefox, this plugin also works with Opera. Not needing IE is nothing new, as long as you know the address to geekstogo and follow the directions accordingly. :tazz:
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The online virus scans used to be a problem, but alas Trend microscan

So what if the user needs to run other online scans???

Now offers a plugin for netscape based browsers including Firefox, this plugin also works with Opera.

So what is the plug-in???

Please explain your thought process on this....I would like to know..
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Here is the information on "how to manage your profile". Which you should back up your profile also. When you get to profiles, open that folder and you will find a folder for each profile you have created. Open the one that you use the most or all of them if need be, and look for the sub folder marked bookmarks. Copy it and move it to some other place in your computer such as My Documents.. check it out . :tazz:

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Edited by wllm55, 29 August 2005 - 06:59 PM.

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The plug-in is oddly enough called 'house-call'. imagine that. it is java based so you dont need activeX. Since you are a moderator I shouldn't have to remind you that we should keep on topic, this line of questioning is almost degrading, and to that end I wouldn't want to be associated with such cynical coworkers, so if I may, please remove my name from the Geek U roster and also remove that cheesy Geek U badge from my name. And since you are the apperant moderator/expert please kind sir enlighten us ummm lesser, common folk of the uses that are needed of IE.
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phybyr0ptyk,

I am not being cynical here... I am just asking these questions of you from the statement you made in a previous post.

Forget IE you DO NOT need it for anything at all.
That includes Windows Updates. Tell me one thing you need IE for and I will give you an answer as to why you don't need it for that. "GUARANTEED"


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Well I have answered your questions, with facts and sources to back them up. So if I am wrong please let me know. Aside from the trend scan, yeah I guess if you need another online scanner then yes you still need IE, but as far as I can tell so far you cant actually totally remove IE from your Win OS because so many other things depend on it. That just goes back to my original post, forget IE you don't need it for anything..........maybe, thats not 100% accurate, but assuming one is using firefox, keeping windows patched (which is now easily done with windiz update), keeping their AV up to date, using a firewall, running anti spyware tools such as spywareblaster and spywareguard, running periodic scans with Spybot, adaware, Microsoft Antispyware (if using XP) and TD3 or trojan hunter. Having this arsenal (which is always kept up to date with the latest malware definitions), being smart while online and using geeks to go when you have a problem, in my opinion has decreased the need to ever use IE exponentially.

Edited by phybyr0ptyk, 29 August 2005 - 10:27 PM.

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In now way shape or form was I trying to be degrading towards your comments. If you are going to make a blanket statements such as:

Forget IE you DO NOT need it for anything at all.
That includes Windows Updates. Tell me one thing you need IE for and I will give you an answer as to why you don't need it for that. "GUARANTEED"

You better be able to back up that assertion. While some may argue the need for IE, it is still needed in some cases.

Secondly, why would you trust a site that specifically states the following:
Direct Disclaimer from WindizUpdate....

WindizUpdate is not affiliated with or authorized by Microsoft.

They also note the following:

Note: This is an Unsigned browser plug-in. We recommend that you make sure your definition files are up-to-date for your antivirus and/or anti-spyware software before continuing.

And also the following:

There is a delay from when new updates are released from Microsoft to when they appear on this site.


So my question is why not just use IE for your updates from Microsoft...And what is the need for a seperate plug-in when IE does the same thing without having to use a third party...


FYI on TDS-3

http://tds.diamondcs.com.au/

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windiz update, reccommended from a moderator at this site, mostly for the hardcore anti microsoft guru's. I do not use it, but one can make their own assertions after reading the disclaimers, auto update works fine for me no hassle, happens in the background. The comment about making sure your virus definitions are up to date, common sense mostly and an unsigned plugin, I wonder how many extensions and themes are out there unsigned? I use very few extensions, themes or plugins because to me, you won't know something is happening because of an extension or theme until it is to late. On the bright side though, the beauty of open source, free source communities is that for every bad apple there are just dozens of good people waiting to fix broken, mangled and INFECTED code.
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Actually IE has many uses, not just for activex. Most of the asp pages that I have to get to for work require IE.

Since you have taken it upon yourself to argue and fight with an expert who only wants to get to the bottom of your rediculious claims, I have suspended your user account for 5 days. You have also been removed from Geek U.

This thread is closed.

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