What is the most popular Web Browser on the earth? Of course, the answer is "Internet Explorer" (also known as IE). However, if you used to visit website with Internet Explorer or if you are using it as your browser, you must encounter errors popping-up dialogue box and forced to close the windows you were visiting many times. As long as you surf on the internet with IE, it is unavoidable for you to encounter such trouble. In this article, the author will share some specific methods with you so that you can solve such common problems manually.

1) "Internal Error Occurred"Error Message Using Internet Explorer.

*Symptoms*: When you are using IE to visit some website, perhaps you will receive an error message:" Application has performed an illegal operation and must close." If you click "OK" button, another error message would appear absolutely: "Internal Error Occurred....."Then click "OK", all of the webpage you opened with this browser will be closed immediately.

*Cause*: This Internet Explorer error would be caused by many factors such as shortage of memory resource, unmatchable IE security settings, conflicts with other applications, invalid or wrong code in the website you were surfing..... All of these could cause the error message. Try to fix this error with more patience.

*Resolution*: a. Close those webpage which you do not need to visit temporarily. Open too much webpage at one time will absolutely occupy much both physical memory and virtual memory. This action of course will increase probability of the error popping-up. If you try to run some large programs, it is highly recommended that you do not open more than five webpage at a time.
b. Debase the Security Level of Internet Explorer: Open IE--Internet Options--Security-Custom Level--Select Medium-low-OK.

c. Upgrade your Internet Explorer to the latest version. Download Link for IE 6.0 SP1: download.microsoft.com

2) Internet Explorer Cannot Open the Internet Site---Operation Aborted

*Symptoms*: You cannot open even a hyperlink on the website you are visiting. There is no any respond from the IE.

*Cause*: Such error would be caused by the broken module of the new window.

*Resolution*: Click "Start"---"Run"---Type in regsvr32 actxprxy.dll and regsvr32 shdocvw.dll respectively then click "Enter" to re-register these two Dll files. Reboot your computer after that. If you still fail to fix this error please re-register mshtml.dll, urlmon.dll, msjava.dll, browseui.dll, oleaut32.dll, shell32.dll again. Of course, another effectively way to re-register all of dll files is to download a registry cleaner to fix Internet Explorer errors directly.

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For most people, the web browser is central to what you do on your computer. Companies are increasingly putting more and more services on the web and are encouraging their customers online. Securing your web browser is a vital part of surfing the web safely and keeping your computer free of viruses, spyware and other threats.

Most people own a computer which runs Microsoft Windows XP or other variants of the Windows operating system. This means that by default most people use Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser and therefore hackers focus their efforts on finding vulnerabilities in this program.

The most important step you can take to securing your web browser is to make sure that the version you are using is the most current version and has all the latest patches or updates installed. Hackers exploit vulnerabilities in the software to steal personal information and take control of your computer. Make sure that automatic updates are switched on and that you immediately install any updates you are prompted to download.

Given the well documented issues with Internet Explorer it is worth considering an alternative browser like Mozilla Firefox or the Opera Desktop Browser. You will still need Internet Explorer for some sites, however due to the increased popularity of the Firefox browser most sites now work with both Internet Explorer and Firefox as standard. Both alternatives pack some impressive features liked tabbed browsing which Microsoft is only just catching up on. Switching browser does not mean that you are 100% secure but there is currently a much reduced likelihood of being impacted by security issues.

Regardless of what web browser you use a lot of information about your surfing habits is stored on your computer. Common items include the URLs or web pages you visit, files which have been downloaded, "Cookie" files which websites put on your computer and parts of the web pages you have viewed. It is therefore good practice to scrub this information on a regular basis. You can do this manually through your browser's Options menu or use a free software tool like CCleaner which is highly recommended.

You should also be aware that "Active Content" settings on your browser pose a security risk. Active content are scripts which websites use that are executed in your web browser to give enhanced functionality like drop down menus. The three main versions are JavaScript, Java and ActiveX. Within the Options of your browser's Tool menu there are ways to control how these scripts are handled. While the more limitation you add will enhance your security, you will loose some functionality from certain websites.

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Posted by Jenny on Friday, May 20, 2011

Opera is a proprietary software provider who has created a variety of tools for online users. The Internet browser is much like Internet Explorer, and serves the same purpose. But there are some significant differences that convinces a small number of Internet users to adopt this new browser in place of IE.

Opera has a great reputation for well-built products and their browser download is much smaller than Internet Explorer. Even on a dial-up connection, the Opera installation file can be downloaded in less than half an hour.

Opera beats Internet Explorer in a few areas where features are concerned:

* Visual tabs-you can drag the bottom of the row of tabs in your browsing window to change them to thumbnails of webpages. Also, when you hover over tabs with your mouse, a preview of the site appears under the tab.

* Tab bar placement. You can now move your row of tabs (or thumbnails of sites) the the left, right, or bottom of the browsing window.

* Speed dial-Opera was one of the first browsers to offer a page of thumbnails that function as a shortcuts to websites. You can now customize the number of thumbnails to 24 and change the background image on the page.

* Turbo mode-ideal for dial-up and low-speed wifi connections, this handy feature compresses images on the webpages for faster loading times! The turbo mode can be set to automatically turn on when the connection speed slows, or to stay on constantly.

* Mouse gestures-these shortcuts can be performed with your mouse to open links in new pages, go back, forward, or close windows with presets clicks and movements of your mouse.

* Image loading options-simply click a small button at the bottom of the window to switch from loading all images or only cached images to help with page loading. Or, if you prefer a more secure and even faster load time, images can be turned off completely. Also, right click on images that have been hidden or compressed, and you'll have the option of reloading that image normally.

You can find many other features that are similar to other browsers. Other simple preferences are available, like changing the colors and layout of your browser or adding your name and location information for fast form entry. The features page on the Opera website has more information.

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Posted by Jenny on Monday, May 16, 2011