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It's been bad news upon bad news for Internet Explorer security holes this year. Updates to fix the problems haven't always been timely, either. Naturally, that's enough to make businesses worry about the safety of their browsers. It can be worthwhile to check into alternative browsers that don't have the spotty security track record of Internet Explorer. In June, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, even suggested that users consider other browsers.

Mozilla, Mozilla's Firefox, Netscape and Opera are all leading candidates. They're all available at no cost, although Opera also comes in a $39 version. The real investment is the time it takes to install and get the browser up and running on your business computers-even though all these programs are user-friendly.

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