Special Problems
ISP-Branded Browsers: Yahoo-Branded Browser

The Yahoo-branded browser uses an ISP cache-server. It is a customized version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer that includes pop-up blocking, facilitates the use of parental controls, and is integrated with Yahoo's spam filtering and other enhancements. Because of the close integration of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser and Microsoft's Windows, its installation can affect the operation of the Internet Explorer browser that came with the operating system.

Read these instructions carefully all the way to the end before attempting to follow them.

You can continue to use the Yahoo-branded browser. It is possible to tell Windows to use Internet Explorer as your default browser instead of the Yahoo-branded browser and then configure Internet Explorer to use the proxy service, but that is not required. Instead, you may find it simpler and more convenient to install a second browser and configure that browser for access to the proxy service. If the use of parental controls is a high priority, you should consider adjusting permissions on your machine to restrict the use of the alternate browser.

  • Make the following one-time (set and forget) changes before attempting to use the proxy service.
  • Install Firefox. After installing Firefox, return to How to Set Up Connection and follow the setup instructions.
Recommended Browsing Procedure:

You should connect to your ISP as you normally do. You can continue to use the Yahoo-branded browser to take advantage of its service enhancements, but you will have to use two browsers simultaneously to gain access to UC licensed electronic resources. Launch the second, unbranded browser, navigate to the Library's Connect from Off Campus page with it, and log in to the proxy service using the authenticate now button button. After logging into the proxy service, the second unbranded browser will be able to access licensed resources; the Yahoo-branded browser will remain unable to access licensed resources.