Do I need to delete Internet Explorer from my computer b/c of new security issues?

I just read an article about the security issues Microsoft is having with Internet Explorer…It has been suggested that for the time being those using IE should switch to a different browser until the glitch is fixed.

Do I need to actually delete IE from my computer?? Or am I okay as long as I don’t use it for my browser (I also have Safari)??

Thanks, hope you can help!

6 replies
  1. Patricia C says:

    No, do not delete IE. It could cause your computer to crash. And I haven’t heard about any glitch. How about a link so we can share.

  2. Party Master says:

    No you do not need to delete internet explorer 7 keep it but don’t keep it as your default browser any more because when you switch to a different browser you can import your saved sites if you have any in your favorites you have in internet explorer 7 and a good browser to switch too is mozilla fire fox its faster and safer then internet explorer 7 too .

  3. Dunbar Pappy says:

    Best advice at this hour is not to use IE at all; don’t try to delete it, just switch over to (IMHO) Firefox with ‘NoScript’ add-on.

    Just one more thing; add this to your counter-measure arsenal:
    runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.
    Use it for:
    Secure Web Browsing: Running your Web browser under the protection of Sandboxie means that all malicious software downloaded by the browser is trapped in the sandbox and can be discarded trivially.

    Enhanced Privacy: Browsing history, cookies, and cached temporary files collected while Web browsing stay in the sandbox and don’t leak into Windows.

    Secure E-mail: Viruses and other malicious software that might be hiding in your email can’t break out of the sandbox and can’t infect your real system.

    Windows Stays Lean: Prevent wear-and-tear in Windows by installing software into an isolated sandbox.
    Not overly difficult to use.
    Recommended by Steve Gibson (Security Now & GRC)

  4. cotojo says:

    Avoid IE7 as there is currently a zero-day exploit out in the wild. It’s a drive-by dropper that resides on malicious Web sites.
    This exploit is dangerous, and sadly there’s no Microsoft solution at this time. Once again the simplest solution is to use an alternative browser such as FireFox, Chrome, or Opera. I doubt Microsoft would make that suggestion though.
    Infected domains attempt to download a Remote Access Trojan, if successful the exploits will install a Gh0st RAT on the system. This trojan is currently using the DNS name “”.

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