Windows XP Firewall and Mozilla Firefox

  buddiebuoy 13:06 25 Nov 04
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I have been using Mozilla Firefox for a couple of months now. I also XP firewall and while I have a port scan done which reported a healthy setup I was wondering if there was any security issues when using XP with a non-Microsoft browser?
Also does Firefox have any built in anti Spyware?

  JayDay 13:22 25 Nov 04

There are more security issues using IE and OE than using a non MS product.

Firefox and all other Mozilla-based products are more secure. Why? Here is a list of the most important reasons:

It is not integrated with Windows, which helps prevent viruses and hackers from causing damage if they somehow manage to compromise Firefox.

There is no support for VBScript and ActiveX, two technologies which are the reasons for many IE security holes.

No spyware/adware software can automatically install in Firefox just by visiting a web site.

Firefox doesn't use Microsoft's Java VM, which has a history of more flaws than other Java VMs.

  buddiebuoy 13:25 25 Nov 04

OK that's great - thank you

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