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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

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  • I' have claimed several times concerning with my Microsoft ID problem, when i Signed in the sms came and said that "it looks like some one else use my ID" when I tried to verified it , because i missed some of my information to very it so  I can not proceeding with my Microsoft ID.  I am a victim on this so, plz if there is any possible way i need my Microsoft ID, because i dont want new but i need the local

  • I spoke to a good friend of mine who runs his own local computer shop and custom builds computers, as well as custom built my own computer for me. He has been dealing with computers for more then 20 years! He told me, that since Microsoft issued a patch this past Thursday, for all Windows versions, including Windows XP surprisingly,  to counter-act a virus, that hit IE, as well as Adobe Flash this past Tuesday, then IE, as well as Adobe Flash, should be OK and that computer users, can go ahead and start using IE again! If my friend says that it's safe to start using IE again, then I trust his opinion! Because he has never steered me wrong!

  • my account hacked and using by other by activating facebook with my account and I am getting facebook mail from unknown persons in my hotmail account. Please do something for this and help me to overcome this problem...

  • I have a computer running XP which is currently not being used.  I am , therefore, using a pretty secure public com-puter with mozilla firefox.  I have been unable to access my hotmail inbox and have gotten a new email address @ gmail.  My account with microsoft goes back many years and I remained a dial-up user.  I am still being billed for monthly dial-up charges although my computer is not being used anymore.  I need to know how to remedy this.  I need to be able to transfer contacts, etc. when I get a new home computer and new IP.  Please advise.  Also, I am anxious to get back into my email asap.

  • I hate to rain on everybody's wonderful experience with Windows XP put the party is over. I loved XP too, I did not want to see the change. They had a perfectly good OS that majority of users liked. I decided to buy a new desk top Windows 8 and free upgrade to 8.1 and it is awesome. I think if you give it a try you will find the same thing idea, user friendly, and Microsoft support on this New OS is very good.  I have really had no issues with system, it updates great and windows defender is a very good defense. It will also allow you to use other spy ware programs, just turn defender off, and this helps in tracking issues that defender may not have detected. Remember, there is not one virus program on the market that detects all virus issues. Give it a try, I think you will like it. Your going to have to eventually, so get in now while in early stages, this is only a suggestion please no nasty letters back, I am just trying to give you a different perspective.  

  • Yep I have been receiving these scam calls for months. First they said they were from Microsoft in Tampa with an Indian accent. Very insistant I give him my computer ID #, which I refused and told him I will take computer to the IT person at the university. He kept insisting they were getting messages my computer was infected. Well months later same call, but now from a different company name not Microsoft. I cuss them out every time and tell them FBI knows about them so does Microsoft. FYI I did call Microsoft months ago, they said its a scam and do not give them any info, they will hijack the computer and hold it for ransom and want $$$$ which you will never get your computer back. Microsoft will never call you unless you have called them for a call back appointment. DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR COMPUTER ID (KEY) WHEN THESE WORTHLESS IDIOTS CALL WITH INDIAN ACCENTS. THEY WANT TO STEAL YOU COMPUTER.!!!

  • I like the windows xp & I'll never understand why anyone has got to come up with new tech. when the one they have works so well.  I bought a computer that I thought I'd be able to use until i die. I think microsoft should keep supproting window xp from now -on. It's crazy to keep comming up with the next best thing if the one you've got work good enough. We should sue microsoft for mess leading us !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SUE THE HELL OUT OF MS FOR SELLING US SOMETHONG THAT WE CAN NO LONGER USE. WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO USE XP UNTIL THE END OF ALL COMPUTERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MS SHOULD SUPPORT EVERTHING THEY'VE EVER SOLD US. I WOULD'VE NEVER BOUGHT IT IF I'D KNOWN THEY WOULD STOP SUPPORT. IF SOMETHING WORKS GOOD HOW THE HELL CAN YOU FIX IT. LET US USE OUR XP, I DONT WANT WINDOWS 7, 8.1, VESTA, OR NOTHING ELSE. LET ME KEEP MY XP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  SUE MS FOR SELLLING US SOMETHING WE CAN NO LONGER USE

  • i see a lot of questions but no answers - i have the same questions.

  • I don't have windows X.P and your up date for April made my computer crash I have windows 7 64 bit Did one of your tech geeks try to take down windows 7 to sell more windows 8 ? just wondering had to do a systems restore to an earlier time, Windows 8 is great for some people ,BUT not every like a touch screen and not every ones  home is wired for fiber optics D.S.L. If a persons lives in a house built before 1990,  If they are Renting a home or condo,or apartment The owner of the property can refused to have D.S.L. providers install fiber optic and you will not have fast internet service, So windows 8 is of no use to us We are not defecting money, So even if we would like to buy a windows 8 computer it would be of no use to us where I live .The property own would not pay to have apartment equipped with fast internet ,same for some condo,and homes, Bill Gates lives East of my city and apartments in this city go for over 1000. a month ,no insulation crappy air condition , swamp  cooler,Yes I would move but most of us hold down 2 jobs to pay rent and gas to get to work, YOU PEOPLE NEED TO JOIN THE REAL WORLD MOST PEOPLE DO NOT EARN ENOUGH TO BUY A NEW COMPUTER,ON MIN.WAGE

  • I have been without the actual "use" of my computer for the last 2 weeks..I get in it as u can see, but my page and my account seems to be gone. When I turn it on all I get is a clock on the upper rt.corner and the rest just blank. I've tried everything..all my programs are gone. I have a Dell with Windows Vista (or had). I've tried to get my computer's set up as I had with my programs, etc...but nothing. I am having "withdrawal" sypmptoms..I'm housebound due to being very ill and my only entertainment is my computer, a Dell with Windows Vista. I've ran so many virus scans, etc..as I was told that it is sort of an "epidemic" but nothing works..I scan, the scan ends but nothing good comes out of it..what truly is going on??? is this the other side of the ocean playing cruel games with America or is this stupidity??? I want my stuff back!!!!!

  • about 4days ago, I opened the window to my computer to start my day as usual, checking on family/friends, etc..lo and behold, there was nothing but a blank page...all the icons for the programs were gone, I had no way of getting anything..I thought it was my ex boyfriend as he had just moved out of the house after 20yrs. of living as a couple. I was so hurt..but I am glad I did not say any thing to him as it looks like something serious here is going on with our networks/computers...why can the different companies/networks/providers, etc. get their heads together and try to see what the heck is going on??? Could it be a "payback time" for some of the things that have been going on with our govmt. and China, Russia, etc???? instead of on the "ground" war, it is now cyber war! Think about it.  American companies run and depend on computerized everything to keep them going...well, if anyone had any luck getting their problems resolve, please share it? Thanks and good luck to all of us.

  • cannot turn on updates. can i download directly.

  • i really wanna how  to verify my hot mail account wit out mobile and only with the laptop

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