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By Amanda C. Kooser

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It's been bad news upon bad news for Internet Explorersecurity holes this year. Updates to fix the problems haven'talways been timely, either. Naturally, that's enough to makebusinesses worry about the safety of their browsers. It can beworthwhile to check into alternative browsers that don't havethe spotty security track record of Internet Explorer. In June, theU.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a division of theDepartment of Homeland Security, even suggested that users considerother browsers.

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

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