...well it saves the login info for the History Manager OK just not for the browser window. That is where I have to manually key everything in.
You don’t need to type anything if you have saved your login, just click the “Login Browser” button and the browser logs in automatically. May take a little while sometimes, so just wait.
I don’t use IE because of it’s poor track record with security issues.
Well that may have been true in the past, but today it’s different, espcecially when it comes to IE 9:
“Now that all of the major browser makers are taking security more seriously, you can expect to see security fixes and features implemented more frequently. The final decision about using the browser you think is most secure or most suited to your needs can be made by reading the browser specific security features. Although at present – Internet Explorer is known to be the most secure browser when it comes to blocking Malware.”
“A browser has two main roles to play when it comes to secure browsing. First, it must protect the user from malicious sites and software. Second, it must protect itself from malicious attacks. Not long ago, Firefox was ahead of Internet Explorer (IE) when it came to the robustness of its design and its ability to protect itself, while IE was plagued with countless vulnerabilities.
However, since the release of IE7, Microsoft has narrowed the gap considerably. This is borne out by Secunia’s browser security fact sheets . Although there are only results covering the second quarter of this year for IE9 and Firefox 4, IE9 does marginally better. Between the older versions—IE8 and Firefox 3.6—Internet Explorer, again, has had fewer vulnerabilities.”
“The Carlsbad, Calif.-based independent testing firm tested a group of popular browsers by exposing them to a set of malware URLs targeting European users. The firm said Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) achieved a blocking rate of 90%. Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), the latest iteration of Microsoft’s browser, earned a 100% blocking rate when its application filtering technology was enabled.
“Internet Explorer 9 was by far the best at protecting against socially engineered malware,” NSS Labs said in its Web browser security report. “The significance of Microsoft’s new application reputation technology cannot be overstated.”
...as to the crash whne downloading the history file, not sure why that is happening. Could there have been a recent update that I missed perhaps?
See my other post. You’re supposed to get this update box when you start any version older than 0.538 (the current):
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