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Old 04-28-14, 02:29 PM
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Stop using IE until bug is fixed, says US

Apparently there's trouble again...

http://www.cnet.com/news/stop-using-...tag=CAD2e9d5b9

I've been using Firefox for so long I can't stand the molasses that is Internet Explorer anyway.
Old 04-28-14, 02:45 PM
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Re: Stop using IE until bug is fixed, says US

Yeah, I've been using Chrome for a while now since I can't stand the bloat of Firefox or molasses of IE. That said you don't have to switch off IE, just enable "Enhanced Protection Mode". Well if you have IE 10 or 11 that works. If you have IE 9 you can download MSET from Microsoft and disable scripting. If you use IE 7 or 8 it also works but in those cases you deserve to have your internet card revoked.
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Re: Stop using IE until bug is fixed, says US

I thought this might be the same as the Flash exploit that was patched today since the exploit mentioned here uses Flash, but I guess that's a separate issue.

http://www.zdnet.com/adobe-patches-f...ay-7000028835/

Here's the Microsoft bulletin on this particular exploit.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/...curity/2963983
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You can also install and use the EMET 4.1 to help protect IE (not a bad idea anyway)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2458544

I do not beleive this helps XP, but it will help anyone on Win 7 and up that wants to use IE and protect themselves from this exploit. The EMET 4.1 is easy to install and protects IE on default settings.
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Re: Stop using IE until bug is fixed, says US

I like Firefox except for the fact I can't get any Flash videos especially YouTube to play smoothly on all 3 of the PCs I use in Full Screen mode. I get that mode where you have to move the mouse for the video to continue playing.
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Re: Stop using IE until bug is fixed, says US

Patched today.

http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-issui...ay-7000029001/
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Re: Stop using IE until bug is fixed, says US

Or we can just stop using IE altogether and make everyone's life easier.
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IE is fine but they should make it a regular program separate from Windows and something that we can easily uninstall.
Old 05-01-14, 02:27 PM
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You can actually remove IE from Windows, starting with Windows 7:
http://lifehacker.com/5164286/window...explorer-kinda
Old 05-01-14, 03:05 PM
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Re: Stop using IE until bug is fixed, says US

Looks like MS just issued an official notice that they will patch this vulnerabilty immediately

the shocking thing is, they are patching XP too
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Re: Stop using IE until bug is fixed, says US

Originally Posted by Jay G. View Post
You can actually remove IE from Windows, starting with Windows 7:
http://lifehacker.com/5164286/window...explorer-kinda
On XP you can do the same thing.

That's a stupid article.
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Re: Stop using IE until bug is fixed, says US

Originally Posted by 4KRG View Post
Looks like MS just issued an official notice that they will patch this vulnerabilty immediately

the shocking thing is, they are patching XP too
Terrible decision. They're just enabling stupidity.
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Originally Posted by antspawn View Post
On XP you can do the same thing.
In XP, removing the "component" actually only removes shortcuts to IE. In Windows 7, removing the component actually deletes the iexplore.exe file.
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Re: Stop using IE until bug is fixed, says US

The update is available now - just downloaded and installed it on Windows 7 Pro. I read that MS is making it available for XP too! Nice of them, eh?!

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