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wisepenguin



Joined: 30 Mar 2005
Posts: 129
wisepenguin
ive noticed a slight improvement in IE startup if i change "ctfmon.exe"

i only use english on my system, and to my knowledge ctfmon
enables language change, and the language bar in the taskbar.

-> close IE 7, and ctfmon (from task manager)
-> remove ctfmon from HKLM startup
-> make a new fasm win32 program which just has "ret"
-> make a backup of ctfmon in system32, this is so you can still
access its features, or restore it fully later.
-> make a backup of ctfmon in dllcache folder
-> overwrite ctfmon with the the new fasm built exe
-> yes to system file checker

run IE7, and ctfmon will no longer be constantly running although
its not that big of a program anyway - i just wanted to mess Smile

follow at your own risk
Post 19 Dec 2006, 17:01
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Vasilev Vjacheslav



Joined: 11 Aug 2004
Posts: 392
Vasilev Vjacheslav
sorry, but why you using ie not firefox (for example)?
Post 19 Dec 2006, 21:29
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kohlrak



Joined: 21 Jul 2006
Posts: 1421
Location: Uncle Sam's Pad
kohlrak
I do it because i would imagin that ie is more secure (despite common beleif). When you get a "User-Agent" block of information from a browser (on the server side) you usually see "Mozilla" then some version and then plugins and such. Firefox is an open source project that is made by mozilla. IE, on the other hand, may be editing the code of IE, while mozilla is still open source. Now, if you have a program that uses the internet, i woudln't release the sorce because it's alot easier to make hacks for a browser that you know inside and out, rather than IE which i havn't seen the source to. And last time i checked, mozilla releases all their sources, but i could have confused it with maybe an SDK because it was a long time ago since i checked. Though, i would imagin that firefox is less code since it's not made by microsoft, but lately i've been finding that every time i accuse microsoft of doing things horribly, i've ended up sticking my foot in my mouth.

And if you don't beleive me...

The clientside information page auto-generated by my HTTP server.

Oh, and looking at some one's User-Agent blocks can help identify some adware/spyware like "FunWebProducts." (Zwinky/Smiley Central/My web search... you get the idea...)
Post 19 Dec 2006, 22:11
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wisepenguin



Joined: 30 Mar 2005
Posts: 129
wisepenguin
hi vasilev, i used to use firefox upto 1.5, but now i prefer
IE7.

i like IE because i can set security per site using control panel->internet options, and i dont know if you can do that in firefox.

i have nothing against firefox, i liked using 1.5, but i like IE7 now.
Post 19 Dec 2006, 22:24
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DustWolf



Joined: 26 Jan 2006
Posts: 373
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
DustWolf
kohlrak wrote:
I do it because i would imagin that ie is more secure (despite common beleif). When you get a "User-Agent" block of information from a browser (on the server side)


Then write a simple proxy program that strips that particular bit of information or changes it to something false. Wink

Using IE is not a solution. Laughing
Post 20 Dec 2006, 19:28
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