Internet Explorer security risk

A security flaw has been discovered which is affecting the Internet Explorer browser.

Internet Explorer security risk

Microsoft announced on Sunday that a security flaw has been discovered which affects Internet Explorer browser versions 6 through 11. The flaw allows for an external system to take full control of your computer.

“At this time, we are only aware of limited, targeted attacks. This issue allows remote code execution if users visit a malicious website with an affected browser. This would typically occur by an attacker convincing someone to click a link in an email or instant message,” says Dustin Childs of Microsoft.

You have two options to secure your computer. You can either download a new web browser, such as Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome to which I have linked below, or you can follow the instructions provided by Microsoft to patch the issue on your browser from the link below.

Download Mozilla Firefox  
Download Google Chrome  
Internet Explorer fix 





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    jayzaa
    30th Apr 2014
    11:07am
    Interesting, my whole desktop has disappeared
    dippity
    30th Apr 2014
    12:18pm
    Mine always disappears under a pile of papers and books :-)
    ekbg2002
    30th Apr 2014
    11:56am
    What if I use IE and have Norton's, then I wouldn't do the other would I? As in another protection website if you know what I mean. Having said that have had trouble with flash, don't know if related or not
    KKKKatie
    30th Apr 2014
    12:14pm
    I've had trouble with Flash, too. Also, I used the 'How to fix a slow computer' above and it's simple but took ages and I don't know what possessed me, but it's expensive. Is windowsanswers.net a Windows item or is it their advertising item? Some strange things have been happening to my computer that never happened before. I am on the verge of deleting it all and just forgetting the cost. They use Panda which does seem to be quite good but this meant deleting Norton which I've had forever. Norton have just reinstalled themselves and I want to keep them. .
    KKKKatie
    30th Apr 2014
    12:20pm
    BTW, my computer still takes a fair while to warm up, one day it took two hours. Today it only took about ten minutes. Also BTW, one day about 40 emails disappeared from my Inbox. I had already read them, fortunately. Was it something I did? Perhaps I should buy a new computer. This one is about seven years old.
    KSS
    30th Apr 2014
    12:51pm
    You can search for advice about how to do anything and find the answer on blogs, user forums etc. Print off the solution - or copy and paste into a word document then close the site you visited. Follow the instructions. As long as you are not allowing external access to your computer you will be fine and can speed up your computer yourself and for free. You can also download additional malware for free too which also offers additional protection to Norton.
    By the way don't be fooled by someone calling you and telling you your computer is slow and they can fix it if you just allow them remote access. They will sound like they are calling from Microsoft (or other supplier). They are not. It is a scam!!!
    KKKKatie
    30th Apr 2014
    1:17pm
    Thanks KSS. I had tried forums, etc. but when I saw the above 'Recommended' I assumed it was by YLC but I think it was the people themselves, nevertheless it does appear on YLC. I think it is genuine, in America, but just hasn't worked for me, that's for sure. And as I said, I don't know what possessed me, I'm usually ultra cautious about what I put on my computer, especially if it's going to cost. . Yes I've had the calls from 'Windows" and "Microsoft" saying I've got thousands of faults. In the end I just said I didn't have a computer, and hung up.
    KSS
    30th Apr 2014
    12:42pm
    I never use IE at home because it is so slow and makes too many 'mistakes'. I use Google Chrome which seems much more user friendly. I have to use IE at work (we are locked on to Microsoft products) and we all 'hate' it!


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