The first thing I do when I get my hands on a computer, is set up a user account, (if sharing it) then Install FireFox, Yahoo Messenger, and then disable Internet Explorer, Windows anything except updates, and all Microsoft Office apps... I never have a problem using my Yahoo email or anything else, unless my entire internet connection goes offline. The only Microsoft Product I use is the OS...currently XP, but hoping to upgrade to 7 later...gotta do some rebuilding on this computer, though...it doesn't meet all of the minimum system requirements for 7, yet. I tried the original, 'built-in' products, and could not stand them...always getting interupted by "are you sure you want to do that?" messages; don't get hardly any, without the 'built-ins' running...LOL
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