- IE 6 doesn't run in low privilege mode, so adware and spyware can infiltrate more easily.
- There is no phishing filter in IE6, nor are there any obvious warning signs when you're about to enter a phishing site.
- IE 6 doesn't have tabs out of the box. (Not security related, but it's certainly a convenience factor.)
Make sure you have an antivirus solution installed, watch out for sites that can give you spyware (a popup blocker is necessary here to prevent some automated installs) and check your zone settings to make sure the Internet isn't a trusted place. Or, better yet, install Firefox until you're ready to return to IE7.
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