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Can I use Firefox for anything useful in security scanning?!?


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#1 Cartaphilus

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 07:21 AM

I've just been going through a painful and scary system disinfection, which thanks to the help of DAVEAI, I'm getting through, but the process has twigged me to ask the following: Can Firefox be used as the browser with any of the online security scanning tools out there, or is everything ActiveX based? I've gulped down the Firefox kool-aid and it's my default browser on all the systems on my home network. I like Firefox. I feel warm and secure with Firefox. I do not feel the same with IE. (Let me just note that this is not a Microsoft bash. I'm aware IE is in good part more vulnerable because it's such a prominent target, and as a former code-banger, I know how complex and hard to debug big software can be.) But the online scans from CA, from TrendMicro, from Panda, all grind to a screeching halt when I access them through Firefox and inform me I need to be running IE to use them. You don't have to point me to all the resources for making IE more secure. I have all those. I'm just curious about anything I might be able to run using Firefox as the default browser. TIA...

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