internet explorer

Tue
28
Jun
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MetaProducts Mass Downloader Review

Synopsis: What's the most efficient way to speed up a download using your web browser -- regardless of your Internet connection speed? Answer: by utilizing multiple connections to the Internet source, of course! Introducing MetaProducts Mass ... Downloader: a download manager application that allows you to download individual files (or lists of files) from Internet sites at the maximum available speed. With Mass Downloader, you'll not only cruise downloads at top speed, you can also resume downloads at any time, store streaming media (video and sound files), schedule downloads, and much, much ... (view more)

Thu
16
Jun
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VisualRoute Personal Edition Review

Synopsis: Have you ever wondered why you can't connect to a certain web site or wondered "why is the Internet down" or your connection "too slow"? Have you ever wondered who's behind those attacks on your firewall? Well, now you don't have to! ... VisualRoute Internet tracing software is perfect for tracking hackers, spammers, investigating a website, and testing Internet connectivity. Here's how it works: VisualRoute shows you the exact route data takes as it is sent from your computer and traverses through the Internet. All of this crucial information is then placed neatly on a world map, so ... (view more)

Thu
16
Jun
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Internet Explorer: with Tabbed Web Browsing, anyone?

Infopackets Reader Ken T. writes: " Dear Dennis, In mid-May of this year, you posted an article concerning " Which web browser is the most secure ?" In the article, you commented on using FireFox as an alternative to Internet Explorer because it's ... more compact, uses less system resources, and most of all -- because it supports Tabbed Web Browsing. As you have discussed, Tabbed web browsing allows the user to reference multiple web pages using 'tabs' at the top of the browser, rather than referencing each individual page via the Task Bar near the bottom of the screen. My comment ... (view more)

Tue
17
May
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Which web browser is the most secure?

Infopackets Reader Suzanne 'arial0197' writes: " Dear Dennis, I thoroughly enjoy your newsletters! Every day I find myself at your website browsing through the older issues to learn something new. I don't have a dilemma for you today, but would be ... very grateful to hear your opinion on what you think is the best web browser. In the last few months, I started using Mozilla Firefox. I absolutely love the 'tabbed browsing' feature that enables me to open up and flip to another web site without having umpteen different browser Windows opened up in my tray bar. Prior to Firefox, I used ... (view more)

Fri
29
Apr
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Computer locks up when trying to play a sound through web browser?

Gazette Reader Hanson Q. writes: " Dear Dennis, There are several sites on my computer where I attempt to watch or listen to programs and get an ongoing 'connecting...' message, but with no result. My computer then locks up. This happens with Yahoo ... Music and Music Now Radio (which I receive as part of a premium package from my cable company). However, other sites such as Fox, CNN, etc. connect just fine. I'm stumped. I'm guessing that it may be a registry issue since I've had some past Spyware wars and have a few DLL files missing. I just found this site today and I ... (view more)

Thu
21
Apr
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How to Ensure your online Transactions are Secure

Infopackets Reader Jack J. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a question that has been bothering me for some time. I appreciate the professional advice you give in your newsletters to other Readers, and would be very thankful if you could please set me ... straight on my problem. My dilemma has to do with Secure web sites. Occasionally, I will buy a product online -- meaning that my web browser often redirected to a secure web page, where I can complete my transaction online with my credit card. I have been told by friends that providing my credit card information is 100% secure, and that I ... (view more)

Thu
10
Feb
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Sort, Organize, or erase Internet Explorer Favorites?

Infopackets Reader Betty S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just finished reading your article which detailed how to sort the Start Menu. My question is somewhat related and deals with the 'Favorites' listed in Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, my ... Favorites list goes on and on and it's a real pain to find the site I want to visit. Could you please tell me how to transfer this list to a CD so I can start over? " My response: If you want to sort and organize your favorites, refer to these articles: Sort favorites in Internet Explorer Organize Favorites in Internet Explorer Organize Favorites ... (view more)

Mon
06
Dec
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'Cannot Find Server' error after applying XP Service Pack 2?

Infopackets Reader Denise D. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have Windows XP and currently subscribe to the Road Runner high-speed Internet service (offered by Time Warner). I have tried to install Windows XP Service Pack 2, but after installing it, I ... could no longer access the Internet. I kept receiving a message 'cannot find server' on all sites through Internet Explorer. Subsequently, I had to uninstall the Service Pack in order to regain access to the web. What do I need to do in order to install the service pack and have access to the Internet? " My response: This has been a ... (view more)

Thu
30
Sep
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Windows Security Exploit: Jpeg of Death

Yesterday, I came across a very interesting article posted by p2pnet.net which details a recent exploit in MS Windows, called "jpeg of death.c v.05". In summary: on September 17th, 2004, a proof-of-concept exploit was discovered that could ... potentially execute malicious code on the victim's computer when viewing a JPG file image file using Internet Explorer; at the time, however, the exploit only crashed Internet Explorer. On September 24th, a new variant of the exploit appeared, responsible for running potentially malicious code if an infected .jpeg file was downloaded from the ... (view more)

Wed
18
Aug
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Organize Favorites in Internet Explorer, Part 2

Is there a simple way to organize Internet Explorer (IE) favorites -- without the need to 'flip' through dialogue menus, or worry of accidentally moving the wrong file? That's the question I asked Infopackets Readers last week after describing the ... method I used for sorting IE bookmarks. Below are some of the responses I received: Leo F. recommended AlphaCuts: " AlphaCuts swiftly displays, in alphabetical listings, your programs on the Start Menu, favorites in Internet Explorer and documents in the My documents folder. It lists the relevant directories and categories and the items they ... (view more)

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