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Available now: Security update for Internet Explorer

Available now: Security update for Internet Explorer

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Today, Microsoft released a security update for Internet Explorer, that we blogged about earlier this week.

You probably already have automatic updates enabled and will not need to take any action. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically. If you’re unsure if you have automatic updates, or if you haven't already enabled automatic updating, now is the time.

Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft, however, we decided to issue a security update for our Windows XP customers. We continue to encourage our customers to upgrade to a modern operating system, such as Windows 7 or 8.1 and use Internet Explorer 11, the latest version of our web browser.

We encourage you to take steps that protect your computer such as enabling a firewall, applying all software updates, and installing antivirus and antispyware software.

Stay up-to-date with the latest version of Internet Explorer.

For more information, please see the Official Microsoft blog

  • New computer, automatic updates, Norton  

    did a search for hidden object games and clicked on a site, a msg came on the screen that said to call 18553055106, I called and they said they were Microsoft agents and would fix my computer.  I disconnected the call figuring it to be some kind of scan but it has basically hijacked my computer, what should I do?

  • So, what do you do if you've been hacked by this monster?

    I believe I may have been.

  • What if I don't know whether I have enabled automatic updates?  How do I check?  If I don't, how do I install only this 'fix'?

  • What if I don't want automatic updates enabled, and prefer to pick-and-choose updates instead. Will I unable to download and install the patch for the latest Internet Exporer vulnerability?

  • I HATE this new security on outlook.  Every 30 days I have to jump through hoops to check my stupid email!  

  • how can I get rid of the other internet security that keeps popping up

  • How to install the new IE when Admin have blocked install option?

    Please help me be secure. Is there a bypass for Admin like there was in Windows Vista? If so how do run it?

  • why dont you tell us what the security update number is that has the patch?  This seems like common sense.

  • If I cannot download the entire security program, but need to download the Internet Explorer Security patch, where can I find that?

  • All I want to say right now is that at this moment, I hate you, Microsoft! Periodically, you make it impossible to get onto my hotmail account. Then I go to watch one of your videos about security, and it's full of gobbledegook, like it's made for computer geeks. I am not a computer geek. I need simple to follow instructions that make sense. I want into my hotmail account. I don't understand why I cannot access it. I tried to use the "chat with tech support" button, and it wouldn't work, either. I am very frustrated.

  • So, thank you for issuing an security update for XP for this IE problem - lots of us are still on XP. I haven't changed any settings, so will XP automatically update that security fix, or do I have to do it manually somehow. If manual, how?

  • I have a Hotmail. E mail that i cant come in to.     I miss somethings before and now you make it impossible to get it back.  I am the person who have the email , what to do?  Kenneth Nilsson.   Now i have to use another email.          Please mail me what to do.

  • it is informed that it is second time that i face problem form ur side to sign in why u need security code again i dont have any security code and why i face trouble, i have no time to use security facility plz remember that next time i dont need security process etc.  


  • I have not been able to check and see if my computer has gotten the IE security update issued 5/1/14.  I have Windows XP but your blog states the update was also issued for the XP.  My computer is set for automatic updates but I cannot open the program to check for the update.  Will my Windows XP get the IE security update and when will I get it?

  • Have you patched the breach for heart bleed?  This is the most important issue if the day and we your customers need to know what its status is.  Thank you

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