PHIL asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

internet explorer 7 what problem?

can you help what is all the problem with explorer 7

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  • 1 decade ago
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    "Users of all current versions of Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer browser might be vulnerable to having their computers hijacked because of a serious security hole in the software that had yet to be fixed Monday.

    The flaw lets criminals commandeer victims' machines merely by tricking them into visiting Web sites tainted with malicious programming code. As many as 10,000 sites have been compromised since last week to exploit the browser flaw...

    Microsoft said it is investigating the flaw and is considering fixing it through an emergency software patch outside of its normal monthly updates, but declined further comment...

    Many security experts, meanwhile, are urging Internet Explorer users to use another browser until a patch is released."

    Read the full article here: http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20081215/ap_on_hi_te...

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  • Willy
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    There was a serious vulnerability, a patch is now available and should be downloaded and installed asap.

    Provided you're using a Windows pc and you've got Automatic Updates switched on, the security patch

    will come to you automatically in the next day or two.

    Better still: using Internet Explorer, go to http://www.update.microsoft.com

    You can try the ‘Express’ (Recommended) option but it didn’t come through on that for me so click on the ‘Custom’ button.

    If the update isn't obvious, click on the ‘Review Other Updates’ button.

    Among any others, you should get the option to download and install KB960714 – this is the patch in question.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I use and recommend a simultaneous dual browser arrangement:

    You can have as many browsers open as you want at the same time , without major problems.

    Use FF for general & everyday surfing needs, especially to sites you don't know anything about. Depending on how many plug-in's and add-on's you "hang" onto FF, it's faster than IE, & inherently safer.

    Note: Current threats include 'Antivirus 2009' or variants.

    Because architecture of the Internet (notably 'Flash' scripting), vulnerabilities are readily exploited in Internet Explorer, & it is now urgent that you use Firefox with current 'NoScript' add-on, which will prevent "opacity-based attacks".

    NoScript: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox...

    Try viewing a site with FF first, and if it does not allow the interaction you require, switch & use IE (but only when it's absolutely necessary), or to use 'Active X' or 'Flash' scripting: but use these at your own peril.

    And for even greater security, without limiting functionality of either browser, get

    'Sandboxie'

    runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.

    Use it for:

    Secure Web Browsing: Running your Web browser under the protection of Sandboxie means that all malicious software downloaded by the browser is trapped in the sandbox and can be discarded trivially.

    Enhanced Privacy: Browsing history, cookies, and cached temporary files collected while Web browsing stay in the sandbox and don't leak into Windows.

    Secure E-mail: Viruses and other malicious software that might be hiding in your email can't break out of the sandbox and can't infect your real system.

    Windows Stays Lean: Prevent wear-and-tear in Windows by installing software into an isolated sandbox.

    Not overly difficult to use.

    Recommended by Steve Gibson (Security Now & GRC).

    http://www.sandboxie.com/

    This dual set-up will reduce web based threats to your system.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Periodically, another security hole is found in the current version of Windows Internet Explorer that forces Microsoft to put out a free patch or update IE entirely. Always apply all updates, every time-- just like I'm certain that you install all Microsoft updates for your computer every time one comes out, right?

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  • 4 years ago

    Try tools internet options general browsing history delete. Or internet explorer 6

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Just use firefox instead they you've got nothing to worry about lol.

    Thats what im doing anyway.

    Oh yeah and theres a big problem with internet explorer and theyre doing an update for it tonight so make sure u do it lol.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Here it is straight from the horses mouth.

    Good Ol'Billy Boy has trouble again!

    http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2008/12/11/m...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Major Security Flaw - Everyone is asked not to use it until it is resolved.

    You can read about it here:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7787445.stm

    Also, if you are interested in the technical side you can read the security flaw notes here:

    http://secunia.com/advisories/product/12366

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  • 1 decade ago

    I personally think that there isn't a problem with IE7

    What problems do you have with IE7?

    If you can explain it then i will likely to help you out a bit

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  • 1 decade ago

    first answer

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