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Which is Safer? FireFox or Opera


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james_8970

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Hey,
i have been thinking of installing a new browser. After spyware took over my computer and firefox forcing me to remove it. However that is over with :tazz:
Now on to the next thing, i wanted to place a browser on my computer, aside from IE as it's to widly known and feel that it's not as safe. So i have this question to ask which browser is safer Firefox or Opera.
Isn't Opera a newer browser therefor there will be many less people on it?
thanx
James
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Why not try them both out and give them both a feel? I'd say it's mostly a matter of personal preference and how many people are using it doesn't really matter. I've looked into both browsers and have seen pluses and minuses and everyone has their own opinion. One may be flawed in one way that the other isn't and vice versa.
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Opera is actually the most secure browser. But that doesn't mean you won't get hit by spyware or stop phishing sites from scamming you, or any other thing that makes the internet unsafe. People get malware mostly from visiting questionable sites while using IE. Also from PP transfers.

What it comes down to is the habits of the user. Personally, I like firefox. I don't like the interface of Opera.

Go to Secunia and read about the security issues of all the browsers. Just click on the respective brower links in the upper right of the Secunia webpage.
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Firefox can also be secured up the kazbaa with additional plugins and extensions, you would be surprised how a simple java script blocker improves security.
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Either one is really a good choice. :tazz:

FireFox's popularity may eventually work against it, but the latest rumor is that Microsoft may be trying to aquire Opera. :)
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ya i was thinking the same as it is becoming more and more well known and used by all.
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Either one is really a good choice. :tazz:

FireFox's popularity may eventually work against it, but the latest rumor is that Microsoft may be trying to aquire Opera. :)


That rumour has been circulating for quite some time now, would make sense for microsoft, will be interesting to see what happens. I use Opera and like it a lot, so I would prefer they didn't. :)
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having both doesn't hurt you and is not a bad idea. There is no "the" most secure browser.
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Well obviously them 2 browsers are better then IE, but I would go for FireFox.
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The novelty of any program deosn't necessarily determine the number of people that will be on it. I personally use Opera on my system because it has fewer security holes than IE7 or Firefox, although there are some sites you will need to use IE7 for.
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And you dug up a 2 year old thread for that?
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:)
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