A1. Yes, one firewall enabled, please.
A2. I'd doubt that the Norton Firewall has anything to do with updates for
"various things on the net like Flash". (You can update Flash manually.)
If you're not getting any Windows Updates, please say so.
A3. Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista SP1) when
posting to this newsgroup, please. IE5.x is only supported in Windows 2002
SP4 (where it comes preinstalled).
If you're running Vista, IE7 is already installed.
If you're running WinXP SP2 or SP3, keep reading.
Required reading IMHO before installing IE7:
Sandi's Installation Tips <= Steps #1-8, #10 & #11; take note of #12, then
(ignore any references to Vista)
And I strongly recommend using
installation source, not Automatic/Windows Update.
Alternately, use this Direct Download link:
Tip: Save the installer to your desktop, do not Run it.
Make *certain* that you check in at Windows Update immediately after
installing IE7 and install any critical updates offered. If Optional
Updates category offers Root Certificates update, I recommend installing it
to take full advantage of IE7's additional security.
IEBlog : IE7 Installation and Anti-Malware Applications
What's New in Internet Explorer 7
IEBlog: IE and Windows XP Service Pack 3
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> I'm running a Norton 2009 firewall and have disabled the Windows firewall
> because I may not need it and it slows my PC down with the both of them
> running. Is this the right thing to do?
> This does mean I'm not getting any updates, which have bits for various
> things on the net like Flash I believe. I view of this, should I
> Also, I tried to install Explorer 7 but shut down my PC after it didn't
> appear to be doing anything other than scanning and saying it was
> installing. Should I have been connected to the net even though I was told
> to shut down all open programs?
> Is Explorer 5 safe to use?
> Appreciate help,