Posts Tagged ‘internet explorer’

0-Day Internet Explorer Vulnerability Patch Ships Today … Even for XP

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

It’s not too surprising that Microsoft has acted quickly to address the 0-day vulnerability in IE … it is kind of surprising that the patch also covers XP, a platform that Microsoft recently ceased to support.

You may have read about the latest detected 0-day vulnerability in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer that is affecting all versions of the browser regardless of operating system. If not, read this post that explains how you can protect your version of Internet Explorer so that the vulnerability cannot exploited on your system. Many news sites stated that this would be the first vulnerability that would not be fixed anymore for Windows XP after support of the operating system ended earlier this month.


What You can do Against Internet Explorer’s Latest 0-Day Vulnerability (April 2014)

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Here’s a brief article that sums up some preventative steps that one can take in order to deal with a recently discovered security problem that plagues IE …

Microsoft released a security advisory on Saturday that offers information about a recently disclosed vulnerability affecting all versions of the company’s web browser Internet Explorer. Microsoft is aware of limited attacks targeting Internet Explorer, and that a successful exploit of it allows remote code execution on the affected system. According to the information, users need to visit a malicious website for that to happen, which usually happens when users click on links in emails, but also other websites that link to the exploit pages directly.


Microsoft Security Bulletins for March 2014 Overview

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Another month, and another round of Microsoft Security Bulletins …

Only one month to go before Microsoft will stop releasing public security updates for the Windows XP operating system. On this month’s patch day, we have five bulletins addressing vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Silverlight. Two of the bulletins have received an aggregate severity rating of critical, which means that at least one Microsoft product is affected this way. Other products may be affected in the same way, not as critical, or not at all.


Internet Explorer 11’s Reading View is Pretty Good … When It Works

Friday, March 7th, 2014

I guess I agree … but the improvement is very subtle and I really don’t see much difference between the “before” and “after” examples provided.

Internet Explorer 11 is certainly a step up from previous versions of the web browser. And while some argue that it is still lacking behind in many regards, it is generally seen as the best version of the default Windows browser yet. If you happen to run the Windows 8 operating system, you know that there are two versions of Internet Explorer 11 available on the system. The regular desktop version of the browser that functions like all other browser versions before it, and the modern app version of Internet Explorer that runs in full screen on the Start Screen interface.


Fix for Gadget Display Issues After IE11 Installation on Windows 7

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Have you noticed any missing or problematic desktop items after upgrading your Windows 7 PC to IE11? This might help fix it …

When I reviewed the Internet Explorer 11 final release for Windows 7, I never expected it to become this popular. The core reason for this was not the availability of the latest version of IE11 on Microsoft’s most popular operating system Windows 7, but the fact that a lot of users had issues with it. Several users reported that desktop widgets were missing or not displaying properly anymore after the browser was updated to Internet Explorer 11.


Public Internet Explorer Exploit Released; Fix-It Available to Protect Your PC

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

If Internet Explorer is your browser of choice, then you should probably check this out …

A vulnerability, first announced by Microsoft on September 17, 2013, has been released to the public which may increase attacks that exploit that vulnerability significantly. The vulnerability affects all versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer. Microsoft was aware of limited targeted attacks against Internet Explorer 8 and 9 when it released the security advisory but this situation may have changed in the meantime.


Internet Explorer Spell Checker Speckie 6.0 Released

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Maybe this is just my imagination, but doesn’t it seem like most folks used to do a better job of spelling in the days before spell checkers came along? I know I did.

Spell checking is an essential feature for many Internet and computer users, and it has been integrated into nearly every web browser and many other applications that accept text input.


Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview for Windows 7

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

If you just can’t wait for the official release of IE11, take heart, there’s a preview version available …

If you have installed the Developer Preview of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 you may have noticed that it is snappier and faster than Internet Explorer 10 or previous versions of the default Windows Internet browser. Back then it was not really clear when the final version of the browser for Windows 7 would be released by Microsoft, and while it is still not clear today, a new version of it has just been released.


Microsoft Security Bulletins for July 2013 Overview

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

It’s the second week of the month, and my computer rebooted itself last night … that means that it’s time for another round of Microsoft Security updates.

On today’s patch day, Microsoft has released seven security bulletins fixing a total of 32 different vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, the Internet Explorer browser, the Microsoft .Net Framework, Silverlight, GDI+ and Windows Defender.


Firefox, IE Displaying Coupon Popups? May be Yahoo Toolbar …

Monday, March 25th, 2013

If you’re suddenly noticing a lot of popup coupon offers in Firefox or Explorer, this might be the reason why …

Toolbars have been quite useful in the past, and with that I mean ten or more years ago. The Google Toolbar for instance, available for many browsers at that time, added lots of options to the web browser. Today, toolbars appear to serve one purpose only, and that is making money for the company that publishes it. This is usually handled through search that earns the company money whenever users employ the search form the toolbar makes available. Usually, the installation will have an opt-out preference to change the browser’s default search provider and homepage as well for the complete package.