I Refuse to Use Internet Explorer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 990 People

    I've Tried Many,

    But when it comes down to it, couldn't care less. Call me an uninformed consumer, call me low-tech. I'll take my information whichever way I can. I will not refuse to use any browser. I'm still using E on my new computer. And I suspect Google is already spying on my every move...
    smebro smebro
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2007

    Stupid Computer, Smart Anti-malware

    Every few years, my computer dies and I have to reboot it from factory defaults. It's been almost a while, and it's starting to have issues again, so doing it again is probably overdue. Probably the second or third time I did it, the default antivirus/antimalware decided that IE...
    mononoaware mononoaware
    26-30, M
    Oct 18, 2012
    andrewmo andrewmo
    26-30, M
    Jan 17, 2015

    Working Towards Removing My Ultimate Demon

    Yes I love the internetBut use internet explorer. NO WAY PEDRO.Slow awkward and messy software from MIcrosofot the bloatware specialistsI use Chrome if I have to use anything and Firefox but it is flakey when it comes to flash. Why is Firefox so bad at Flash. It means Youtube...
    orenpiim orenpiim
    Jul 11, 2013


    ^my browser of choice. I had issues with IE before I started using FF, but after I switched to the superior browser I never went back. I LOATHE IE. It doesn't have nearly as many features, and the security's crap. Unfortunately, certain web companies like Yahoo! refuse to make...
    Christabel Christabel
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 24, 2007
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286
    13-15, F
    Mar 14, 2014


    Or I wear nothing at all. : ) It's faster which is number one in my book, but it is also much better.
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Dec 26, 2007

    My Take On Internet Explorer ......

    The number one Browser for downloading a better browser.
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Sep 14, 2013

    They Have It At School

    Since they have it at school, I HAVE to use it there. Why, WHY can't they just switch to Firefox?!
    sondosia sondosia
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2007
    22-25, F
    Jun 10, 2015

    Poor Performance.

    It's one of the slowest browsers out there, and there are ALWAYS security issues. There's no way to customize it to your liking, as can be done with many other browsers. I can't see using IE if there are other alternatives. Personally, I prefer Firefox (although I use its Linux...
    AmericanLeanings AmericanLeanings
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 28, 2011

    I've maybe run it four

    or five times in the space of the last four years or so, and even then if my computer opened it by default due to another application calling it.
    HTreaty HTreaty
    41-45, M
    Jan 18, 2015

    I Got Sick of It Closing Down ...

    I got sick of it closing down on me with errors.  It's just really bad to use. I'm totally and completely addicted to Firefox.
    meowmeowface meowmeowface
    36-40, F
    Sep 9, 2007

    Does work count? I don't want to get in trouble

    for downloading chrome. It actually works well on my work computer, though, which is odd.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 18, 2015

    As Long As There Is Another Option I Refuse

    Internet Explorers has far too many issues compared to all of the other options out there. I felt like a miracle had occurred when I learned I could Chrome instead.
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2013

    I Fight With It At Work Everyday

    I have to use PCs with IE everyday at work and I spend 8 hours a day fighting with my work computer. When I get home and want to use my own computers I prefer my Macs and use Safari or AuroraFox on my G5, and on my one and only PC (HP Mini Note 2133) I run Ubuntu Linux and use...
    PicturesOfABetterLife PicturesOfABetterLife
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jan 15, 2013


    I only use Mozilla Firefox!
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    31-35, F
    Nov 30, 2010

    Only ever opened it 4 times (all accidents)

    and I immediately got a virus each time. It's too buggy & slow, I don't know why MS has kept it around so long.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 19, 2015

    I Refuse All But Necessity.

    I don't use IE if I can help it. While it did make a certain amount of sense to include a browser for an exploding web community: 1) It should not be married to the system.   a) This was a highly underhanded move, and had everything to do with blocking competition by way...
    FluidMind FluidMind
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2007

    Get Off

    OF THE TECHNOLOGY WORLD INTERNET EXPLORER.CHROME TO THE MAX.internet explorer??no one needs to explore the damn internet anymore!! We already know it!!
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 2, 2011
    bordendazed bordendazed
    Jun 3, 2011

    Firefox Snob

    Yes, I turn up my nose whenever I see someone using IE.  I'm a total Firefox snob!
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 11, 2011

    Ie Currently Fails Badly Acid3, Html5 And Java Vm Compliance Tests ...

    IE currently fails badly ACID3, HTML5 and JAVA VM compliance tests ...When it comes to day to day behavior, it can be jerky and unresponsive. It takes loading several addons to Firefox to have it be as bad as IE. Why up to 30% of the global user base uses IE today is beyond me...
    billstew billstew
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 1, 2011
    snk7 snk7
    36-40, M
    Jul 15, 2015

    I Agee

    FIREFOX all the way baby!
    btrflysfound btrflysfound
    3 Responses Aug 28, 2008

    I'm a browser snob. I only ever use Chrome.

    If it's not available, I'll use Safari. But that's really it.
    3lli 3lli
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 24, 2015

    A Waste of My Time!

    Apparently I am not the only one who had severe problems with Internet explorer and face book. I do love face book. All my closest friends are on there and every event is organized through face book. I was so irritated with Internet explorer and how much of a pain it was to use...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 20, 2008

    Don't Speak Too Soon

      Yo, carefo Scroll D O W N Forgive me, I made this in paint...all the pictures sourced through Google Images found whilst browsing in INTERNET EXPLORER!!!
    smebro smebro
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2007

    I Feel Like I Left The Door Open...

    When I used to use IE, I used to have trouble with all manner of invasive things on my system. I switched to an alternate browser and I have had zero problems. IE seems to have too many holes left open for the bad guys to sneak in. I find that I can not view some web pages...
    AlternateSource AlternateSource
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Feb 2, 2010

    Its Too Slow..

    since i updated it last it has become soo slow to work with.. i hate it! then a friend recommended google chrome and i gave it a try.. works alot faster :)
    naughtynurse1984 naughtynurse1984
    26-30, F
    Aug 10, 2011

    The Newest Version, I E 9 Is Better But Still Not As Good As Chrome Or Safari Or Firefox...

    The newest version, i e 9 is better but still not as good as Chrome or Safari or Firefox...Test : Score http://acid3.acidtests.org/ : 95 / 100 http://html5test.com/ : 130 and 5 bonus points out of a total of 400 points http://sputnik.googlelabs.com/run...
    billstew billstew
    36-40, M
    Mar 21, 2011

    Any Choice Is Better Than Ie

    I just don't care for Microsoft.  I've used Firefox for quite awhile and am really enjoying Google Chrome now. Looking forward to when the Google Chrome OS is available for PC's. Sounds like that might be in 2011 with Netbooks coming out in late 2010 with Chrome OS. Google...
    lovelife2themax lovelife2themax
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 9, 2010

    It's Just So Crappy

    Oh my god it's a horrible piece of ****. Past times i used it , it usually froze ALL the ******* time for me or just crashed. Today i usually use Opera or Firefox or Google Crome because those are better
    WaggletonPTallylicker WaggletonPTallylicker
    18-21, M
    Jun 30, 2010

    I took my computer offline

    because I knew that Internet explorer was going to be a prime target for viruses. I have too much music and too many pictures to risk that.
    BloodyVampire BloodyVampire
    41-45, M
    Jun 10, 2014


    IE is probably one of the worst browsers ever. It's slow and crashes way too much. Firefox is the best in my opinion, I've been using it for 5 years. <3
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 15, 2011

    Demotivational Posters Are Good At...

    Say what needs to be said**spoiler** demotivational poster below
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 11, 2011

    Mozilla Firefox

    i was shown mozilla firefox and haven't used anything else since,i even deleted ie and it keeps comming back :-(
    nxtgeneration nxtgeneration
    46-50, M
    6 Responses Feb 11, 2012

    Except my office uses Windows computers.

    I ask myself to forgive myself before and after work each day.
    Sgm51ngc5194 Sgm51ngc5194
    26-30, M
    Sep 4, 2014

    The only time i use it,

    is when i need to download firefox
    MoriyaSuwako MoriyaSuwako
    18-21, M
    Sep 24, 2014

    Google Chrome Or Firefox

    The two browsers that I will use are Chrome and Firefox.  I used Firefox exclusively for years, but I have just recently found Chrome and I love it.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 3, 2010


    ...Is SO much better. I really hate Internet Explorer, and I really hate Safari. Why don't we all just use Firefox?
    indiexchick indiexchick
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jun 15, 2007

    Former Internet Explorer User

    I am a former IE user. In fact, I just switched yesterday. I couldn't take it anymore. The constant pop-ups and distractions bugged me to the core. Now, I'm rid of that stupid browser. There was one good thing about Internet Explorer . . . better font quality. I use Firefox now...
    Dimples87 Dimples87
    26-30, F
    3 Responses May 9, 2008

    I E Still Lags Severely Behind With H T M L 5 Comparability, But Ecma javascript Compliance Is Better Than Most Browsers ...

    IE still lags severely behind with HTML 5 comparability, but ECMA javascript compliance is better than most browsers ... by a margin of 2 or 3.However, even if IE temporarily beats the rest of the currently deployed browsers with respect to industry standards this has never...
    billstew billstew
    36-40, M
    May 17, 2011

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