Agents Dump Internet Explorer for Firefox

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Real Estate Agents across Australia are dumping the Internet Explorer browser for the newest browser in the markplace Mozilla Firefox.

For a while now I have been telling my agents to use Firefox instead of Internet Explorer, mainly because of the security aspect but also because it is a much simpler feature rich browser and suits the tasks that agents need to perform each day.

No Internet user in your workplace should be allowed to use Internet Explorer, why?

Because there are just so many security holes on the software and couple this with an an experienced user….well….you are only asking for trouble. Firefox generally speaking is not the most secure browser but Internet Explorer has such a big user base most malicious code writers prefer to find holes in that software compared to the Firefox brand.


Why use Firefox then? This is best explained by the feature list on Mozilla Firefox website.

Get Firefox!

Popup Blocking
Stop annoying popup ads in their tracks with Firefox’s built in popup blocker.

Tabbed Browsing
View more than one web page in a single window with this time saving feature. Open links in the background so that they’re ready for viewing when you’re ready to read them. Find out more…

Privacy and Security
Built with your security in mind, Firefox keeps your computer safe from malicious spyware by not loading harmful ActiveX controls. A comprehensive set of privacy tools keep your online activity your business.

Smarter Search
Google Search is built right into the toolbar, and there is a plethora of other search tools including Smart Keywords (type “dict ” in the Location bar), and the new Find bar (which finds text as you type without covering up anything).

Live Bookmarks
RSS integration lets you read the latest news headlines and read updates to your favorite sites that are syndicated. Find out more…
Hassle-Free Downloading
Files you download are automatically saved to your Desktop so they’re easy to find. Fewer prompts mean files download quicker.

Fits Like a Glove
Simple and intuitive, yet fully featured, Firefox has all the functions you’re used to – Bookmarks, History, Full Screen, Text Zooming to make pages with small text easier to read, etc.

S, M, L or XL—It’s Your Choice
Firefox is the most customizable browser on the planet. Customize your toolbars to add additional buttons, install new Extensions that add new features, add new Themes to browse with style, and use the adaptive search system to allow you to search an infinite number of engines. Firefox is as big or small as you want.

Setup’s a Snap
At only 4.7MB (Windows), Firefox takes just a few minutes to download over a slow connection and seconds over a fast connection. The installer gets you set up quickly, and the new Easy Transition system imports all of your settings – Favorites, passwords and other data from Internet Explorer and other browsers – so you can start surfing right away.

Get Firefox!

Download it today!

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