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Download fix for Internet Explorer 8 vulnerability
For years, hackers have targeted computer users by infecting websites. And based on recent reports, we have confirmed that cyber criminals are up to the same, no good behavior—this time targeting Internet Explorer 8. If you use Internet Explorer 6, 7, 9 or 10, this issue will not affect you. ...
8 May 2013
Download security update for Internet Explorer
Today Microsoft released a security update for Internet Explorer. To help protect your computer, visit Windows Update to download and install the update and ensure that you have automatic updating turned on. Note: This update replaces the Fix it that we posted earlier this week. If you install this...
21 Sep 2012
“Fix it” available for Internet Explorer
Today we released a downloadable tool called a “Fix it” for Internet Explorer that we mentioned in this blog yesterday . On September 21, we will release a cumulative update for Internet Explorer through Windows Update . We recommend that you install this update immediately. If you have...
19 Sep 2012
Recent Internet Explorer advisory
Microsoft released Security Advisory 2757760 yesterday about an issue in Internet Explorer. The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) is actively monitoring the situation and so far the issue has impacted only an extremely limited number of people. For more information, see Microsoft Releases...
18 Sep 2012
Download free security updates for August
Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. The bulletin announces the release of 9 security updates: 6 updates for Microsoft Windows 2 update for Microsoft Office 1 update for Internet Explorer Get the updates . Watch a video about the updates ....
14 Aug 2012
Download free security updates for July
Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. The bulletin announces the release of 9 security updates: 5 updates for Microsoft Windows 3 updates for Microsoft Office 1 update for Internet Explorer Get the updates . Watch a video about the updates ...
10 Jul 2012
Is your browser keeping you safer online?
Research in the newly released Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 11 reveals how social engineering techniques contribute to the spread of computer infections. Attacks that require user-interaction (social engineering) to spread accounted for 45% of the attacks analyzed in the report. In addition...
11 Oct 2011
How to change your home page
Your Internet Explorer home page (that is, the first page you seen when you open Internet Explorer) can be set to any webpage you want. Follow the instructions below to set your home page to one you like. Note, though, that if your Internet Explorer home page has suddenly and inexplicably changed to...
5 Jul 2011
Download fix for Internet Explorer
Microsoft has updated guidance regarding a vulnerability in Windows (the issue resides in the MHTML protocol handler) through Security Advisory 2501696 to help protect against limited targeted attacks. Download and install the Fixit To help protect your computer, download and install the free...
14 Mar 2011
Internet Explorer 9 protects against 99 percent of socially engineered malware
The Internet Explorer 9 beta protects against 99 percent of “socially engineered malware,” according to independent researcher NSS Labs . What is socially engineered malware? Cybercriminals use socially engineered malware to gain access to your computer. According to NSS Labs, socially...
24 Jan 2011
Safer surfing with SmartScreen
The SmartScreen Filter is a feature in Internet Explorer 8 that helps detect fraudulent websites that might install malicious software onto your computer or try to trick you into turning over personal information. What does is mean when a website is blocked and flagged in red as a reported unsafe...
8 Oct 2010
Hey! Did MSN hijack my browser?
Did your home page or search page suddenly change to MSN or another Microsoft website? If you use Microsoft Security Essentials , Windows Defender, the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool , or other anti-malware software from Microsoft, these tools might have detected browser hijacking software...
27 Sep 2010
Four steps to protect yourself online
The National Cyber Security Alliance recently hosted a discussion about the role of the individual in computer security . Representatives from Microsoft and other companies agreed that businesses are responsible for providing security tools in addition to education and they discussed the steps that individuals...
14 Jul 2010
Internet Explorer 8 helps protect against “tabnabbing”
Most of us know that we should keep our passwords and other credentials a secret. However, it’s easy for cybercriminals to create a " spoof ", a copy of a familiar website. You might think you’re entering your credentials into your web-based email accounts, social networking sites, or bank...
8 Jun 2010
Should I surf the Web in Protected Mode?
When you use Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 7 you can help protect your computer from viruses , spyware , and other malicious software by surfing the Web in Protected Mode. Protected Mode is always automatically active. You can check your status bar on the bottom of your Internet Explorer...
29 Apr 2010
Download out-of-band security update for all versions of Internet Explorer
Today Microsoft released an out-of-band security update for all versions of Internet Explorer . Most security updates are released on the second Tuesday of the month. Out-of-band security updates are released before or after a regular monthly update release to address a time-sensitive security issue...
30 Mar 2010
Upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 to help protect your computer
Microsoft has determined that one of the technologies used in the recent criminal attacks against Google and other corporate networks was Internet Explorer 6. Customers using Internet Explorer 8 are not affected by currently known attacks. We recommend that anyone not already using Internet Explorer...
19 Jan 2010
Products that help protect you from fraud
Identity theft is on the rise and The New York Times recently reviewed several new products that might help protect against this kind of fraud. Some new services will notify you if a credit card or change of address form has been filed with your name. Others let you find out if your sensitive personal...
6 Jan 2010
Control your search history with Bing
Bing is the new decision engine from Microsoft. A decision engine is like a search engine that harnesses the information on the Web to help you make better decisions about things like travel reservations, shopping online, your health, and more. If you use Bing on a public computer or on your family...
25 Aug 2009
Get the latest security updates for Internet Explorer and Visual Studio
Today Microsoft released 2 out-of-band security updates: MS09-034 - addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer (KB 972260) MS09-035 - addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Visual Studio (KB 969706) Everyone should get the update for Internet Explorer. Developers should...
28 Jul 2009
Internet Explorer 8: Stay safer online
Want to learn how the latest Web browser from Microsoft offers increased protection against phishing, malware, and other online threats? Download this white paper about the new safety features in Internet Explorer 8 . Internet Explorer 8 provides you and your family with a safer online experience...
5 Mar 2009
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