If you have plain old IE (no Java) and visit malicious websites, you will eventually get pwned. If you allow Flash to run and visit malicious websites you will get pwned. Likewise numerous other plug-ins and programs including the browser itself. I mostly recommend not visiting malicious websites. I also recommend click-to-flash on Safari which stops all Flash, Java and HTML5 from running until I click to tell it to run (e.g. a video that I want to watch). It is painless and keeps me safe.
malicious web sites ?
I’m sorry but I don’t trust this claim.
How do we know this isn’t a ‘govt induced’ way of getting and installing ‘backdoors’ into older browsers ? We really know NOTHING about the content of any downloads like this.
I still use IE 6, I will take my risks.
I got an upgrade notice for Java yesterday. It updates to version 7 update 11. It is supposed to address the recent security issue.
It is available under the ‘Downloads’ button at
I only uses Internet Exploder to run Windows Update. Could that be listed as a malicious site?
IMHO, a home computer user would have to be out of his mind to use IE at all. At a work site I’d only use it for the occasional business site which simply din’t function with other browsers.
Bump for later.
Not being computer knowledgeable I have little idea of what your speaking. Please explain for those of us who are not up to date.