|This is pretty funny. Jacob, IE7 or IE8 are needed in windows. You have to be able to keep all your critical updates up to date to make sure your OS is secure.|
Firefox is only an alternative browser with more nags than an old woman.
You are using XP, so I would suggest removing SP3, then reverting to SP2 and then using IE7 (IE8 is too bloated with so-called security and could take up to 5 minutes to open up.) which will be much faster than even firefox plus it is secure at the same time.
Be sure NOT to have your updates set to automatic, instead have them set to notify you of updates. That way you can stop SP3 and IE8 from getting loaded again.
When you have unchecked those 2 and blocked them, you can once again set your PC to receive automatic updates.
Like I said, Firefox is ONLY an alternative browser.
I also use IE8 on windows 7 pro now as it works really fast with that OS.
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