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    No IE?..Get Windows Updates no prob

    As the title says..

    You can get windows updates with out IE..
    The only downside I can see is that there is a delay between the release of MS updates and them being available on this site..

    For those wishing to dispose of IE, and the only reason for keeping it was the WinUpdate.. well here is your excuse..

    http://windowsupdate.62nds.com/

    I do recommend reading up what you can on the site before following through..

    havent had probs with 62nd's in the past.. but that is not a reason for you to trust them

    Cheers

    edit: here is a comment i have read elsewhere..
    i might try this out on fresh reinstall with IE removed. too bad you still need ie or an ie shell for some sites or this would truly be icing on the cake.
    "Consumer technology now exceeds the average persons ability to comprehend how to use it..give up hope of them being able to understand how it works." - Me http://www.cybercrypt.co.nr

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    You would think, with the anti trust laws in the states, it was about time microsoft.com suported all browsers...........................Update or not.

    After all the browser does not, an OS make.
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    Well, it's just that other browsers should support the use of ActiveX components on webpages. Basically, the Windows update is nothing more than an ActiveX control that is activated from a website and it has access to the deepest level of your Windows system.

    A bit scary, though. So far no hacker seems to have targeted this ability from the MS Update control to gain access to the whole system. But what if one hacker writes a spoof page with an MS-update-like page and "new" update control?...

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    Originally posted here by Katja
    Well, it's just that other browsers should support the use of ActiveX components on webpages. Basically, the Windows update is nothing more than an ActiveX control that is activated from a website and it has access to the deepest level of your Windows system.

    A bit scary, though. So far no hacker seems to have targeted this ability from the MS Update control to gain access to the whole system. But what if one hacker writes a spoof page with an MS-update-like page and "new" update control?...
    You don't need to replace the update thing to **** up a system or to get access to the "deepest" levels. There are evil activex and other executables all over the internet. Try visitting some porn websites.
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    I wish to register a formal complaint!

    How can I hope to be a "wingeing pom" without the support of MS and IE?


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    I wish to register a formal complaint!

    How can I hope to be a "wingeing pom" without the support of MS and IE?
    That has got to be a retohrical question
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    ActiveX is the biggest security problem with IE. Why on earth would you want to incorporate it into other browsers?

    The only reason I don't mind IE having ActiveX is for the simple reason that I can lock it down with group policies, something you cannot do with any other browser.

    It is simply not safe to have Firefox or any other browser be able to interact with the system on that level, without user input.

    And of course there is the fact that ActiveX is the last real hold MS has on the browser world. When you have to use IE because of a feature that no other browser has, you actually HAVE to use IE. Microsoft won't let ActiveX get out.

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