HELP!! I have trouble deleting Internet Explorer

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quartz121984

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I had a probelm with internet explorer but i've downloaded Fire Fox Browser it works great. the probelm is that i can't seem to delete IE6 i've went to add and remove program and uninstalled IE6 the program still jump starts when i connect to the net. i have already set fire fox as my default browser please help me out :mad:
 
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in my experience w/ windows...you cannot uninstall IE6. It is integrated into the OS itself. I just went into my registry and set it manually. I WOULD NOT reccomend doing this.
 

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you can disable but not remove and you need it to connect to windows update
in internet options under programs at the bottom of the page,untick the box for i.e to check if it is the default browser
 
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There is a tool called IEradicator that is claimed to be able to remove IE from Windows machines. Personally, I wouldn't consider it because, as has already been said, IE has been deliberately integrated and shares files with Windows Explorer so a reinstall would be needed if anything went wrong and you will need IE for updates.

What you can do is disable some of the more dangerous aspects of IE and put Windows Updates in your Trusted Zone, which is what I did, following the advice in this article;https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ehowes/www/btw/ie/ie-opts.htm
 
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dai,

I'm on the Harborne/Quinton border now, about six miles from where I was born!. The original 'stick in the mud' that's me.

I lived in Bearwood for about two years (near Lightwoods Park, 200 yards over the border) but I didn't like the hard water or the fact that it threatened our son's place at King Edwards, so we moved back!
 
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Obviously you were taken there by your parents while you were still a babe in arms!.

I left Portland Secondary Modern School in December '59, so, if you remember what school leaving age was then, you can work out how ancient I am!
 

dai

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your 1 year younger than me,i came on my own when i was 14 got out of school 3 months early
 
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Perhaps we should request a new Forum for us 'Oldies' where you and and I, Oldie over in Malta and anyone else of the correct vintage, could bang on about 'the good old days' and everything that is wrong with young people today!

Or perhaps it already exists and is called 'Random'?.
 

dai

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i was going to pm or email but you have not enabled them
quartz121984
have you decided what to do with ie i would just leave it there and use your other browser,they won't interfere with one another
 
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