Is the new internet explorer 7 being offered by Yahoo free from virus and spyware??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    You can easly download the IE7 from Microsoft website. It is safer.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In my opinion you should download it directly from microsoft, but after you download it then don't use it. Why? The reason you are updating to IE7 is because it is at least more secure than IE6 and will help protect your computer a little more than IE6.

    Here is what the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team says about IE:

    "There are a number of significant vulnerabilities in technologies related to the IE domain/zone security model,...ActiveX (etc)...It is possible to reduce exposure to these vulnerabilities by using a different web browser"

    http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/713878

    Here is what Microsoft says about its own ActiveX feature:

    "An ActiveX control can be an extremely insecure way to provide a feature...From the moment a user downloads an ActiveX control, the control may be vulnerable to attack.."

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=...

    Use Firefox, its based on different technologies

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yea, it is free from viruses and spyware, but the fact is that just too many people are facing weird problems after getting it. So better stay away from it. I will recommend using Firefox, which is much better.

    Happy New Year!!

    Tip: Always keep IE as your default browser.

  • 1 decade ago

    IE 7 is a new product, it has some bugs. you should use a more secure browser to protect your PC from virus.

    i recommand you to use firefox with Google toolbar. firefox can block any any popup and disable any virus and adware, spyware on webpage, so, firefox is much safer than IE browser. as you know, most of virus spread throught internet and webpage.

    besides, firefox is much smaller than IE, so it run faster than IE.

    download firefox for free, Just have a try:

    http://www.toolforyou.net/firefox/

    Good Luck, Merry Xmas !!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    hmm well its the first time that i havent really had a pain in the you know what downloading and using a new I E but personally its a little bit of a pain. I would get it and download firefox as well.Alternate between the two and see which you prefer..I get hung up with I E alot but its ok, at least firefox seens to work well when I E is having issues..

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It will not have any viruses. But when you browse with that software and visit many vulnerable sites you are likely to get infected. You insatll a standard antivirus soft ware such as Norton, AVG , Avast ( free antivirus software and Ad-aware, Ewido ( free spyware removers). You can download free softwares at

    http://fixit.in/antivirus.html and http://fixit.in/spywareremover.html

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    this version of ie7 is for the yahoo toolbar.this is a patch for yahoo toolbar as older versions dont support ie 7.but to be on the safe side,download ie7 from the microsoft downloads webside

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm not saying that yahoo is giving adwares or spywares. But i think if you go to microsoft.com you can download it without any doubt about viruses. But you need to have a genuine copy of windows. If you don't know whether your copy of windows is genuine or not, it doesen't matter. simply go to microsoft.com and click to download the internet explorer. Then they will tell whether your copy of windows is genuine or not.

  • 1 decade ago

    check out all the complaints about IE7 before you install it..... do a search on here for IE7 and read all the complaints about it

  • 1 decade ago

    Probably not free and foolproof.

    BUT it's MUCH MUCH MUCH better!!!

    I reccommend you download it immediately.

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