It used to be that the Internet was like a park in a small, friendly town. You could go there most any time of the day or night and have a good time without worrying about security or privacy. Now the Internet is still like a park, but it's a park in a big urban area and it's not always so friendly. There are some serious security threats out there: spyware, viruses, Trojan horses. If you'll be doing any serious surfing at alland you are, or you wouldn't be reading thisyou need to learn about ways to make things a little safer.
One of the biggest advantages that Firefoxand all other Mozillabased products, for that matteroffers is that it's more secure than Internet Explorer. (Don't take my word for it; check out the U.S. government's Computer Emergency Readiness Team [US-CERT] warnings at http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/713878. Their findings point out that there are "a number of significant vulnerabilities" with IE. Among other things, the report recommends using a different web browser.)
Here are some of the reasons that Firefox is more secure:
These and many other reasons add up to a really great reason to use Firefox: you'll be safer.