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I'm upgrading/bootstrapping a desktop with new everything Win7 64bit from Vista 32bit.

I see that IE9 is newly released and start the install. IE9 Setup requires and offers to close these programs due to overlapping files used.

  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Java(TM) Platform SE binary
  • Java(TM) update scheduler
  • Skype, Trillian, Winamp, etc.

How safe is this? I fear getting yet another MS Firefox add-on or toolbar.

IE9 Setup needs to update Firefox & Chrome

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Internet Explorer is a shell wrapped around a bunch of system libraries for media handling, HTML rendering, etc. Many other programs also use those libraries.

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