Google request to upgrade from Internet Explo

February 19, 2010 at 11:42:02
Specs: Windows XP
I have Internet Explorer 6.0. I upgraded last month to 7.0 and had all sorts of problems so uninstalled it. I recently got an email that I have to upgrade before March 1. Is there a safe Internet Explorer version to upgrade to?

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February 19, 2010 at 14:50:29
Who sent the e-mail?

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February 19, 2010 at 16:50:51
Is there a safe Internet Explorer version to upgrade to?

Yes, Its called Opera.

I would be very wary of any email telling me that I had to upgrade anything.


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February 19, 2010 at 16:52:49
You should disable any resident module(s) (a part that runs all the time Windows is running that is looking for suspicious activity) of anti-malware you have installed, BEFORE you install major software such as IE 7 or 8 (or SP3 updates, etc.).

E.g. AVG 8.x free and paid versions, Spybot free and paid, Avast! free and paid, Norton / Symantec products free and trial, Malwarebytes paid, AdAware paid, all have at least one resident module.
Microsoft's Windows Defender has a resident module, but it doesn't seem to interfere with anything.
AdAware free, Malwarebytes free do not have a resident module.

If you don't know how to disable your resident module(s) for those, tell me (us) which anti-malware software you're using.

Once you've disabled that or those, if that applies, THEN you install IE 7 or 8 - IE should install fine.

Once you're sure IE works okay, enable any resident modules in those anti-malware programs that you disabled.

I'm using IE 8.x in XP and have not had any problems with it.

I'm using IE 6 SP2 in 98SE, the highest it can be in 98SE, and it does NOT work properly with some web sites these days.

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February 19, 2010 at 17:46:39
I believe THIS is what the OP mseagle3 is talking about. Quoted:

Many other companies have already stopped supporting older browsers like Internet Explorer 6.0 as well as browsers that are not supported by their own manufacturers. We’re (Google) also going to begin phasing out our support, starting with Google Docs and Google Sites. As a result you may find that from March 1 key functionality within these products -- as well as new Docs and Sites features -- won’t work properly in older browsers.


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