Forum Thread: XP home edition and IE8. Secure or insecure?

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whaler XP home edition and IE8. Secure or insecure?
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I turned on my computer and apparently overnight XP home edition and IE8 became cat. 4 threats. Both have direct links to the update page at Microsoft, but whether I check express or custom there's no patch for either one. Why is Secunia listing them as insecure with a fix when Microsoft is apparently unaware of the problem and definitely has no fix? This is on both of my computers so it's not a glitch on my end. Anybody else seeing this?

Mr2Sticks RE: XP home edition and IE8. Secure or insecure?
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Mr2Sticks RE: XP home edition and IE8. Secure or insecure?
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The "problem" seems to have been resolved. Secunia now reports no insecurities (after updating Adobe Flash).
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whaler RE: XP home edition and IE8. Secure or insecure?
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Last edited on 23rd Dec, 2009 06:33
I meant to thank you (Mr. Sticks)for your responses. As it happened I was getting the 2 security warnings when I began typing this thread. I read your first response and I thought "there must be a less complicated solution to this." by the time I saw your second response I still had 2 warnings but they were not for XP and IE8 anymore. They had changed into macromedia flash player. I can't understand how secunia made this error. There were no vulnerabilities in either program but there were in flash player. I don't know exactly how long they were listed, less than 24 hours, but they suddenly changed as I said. I thank you for both responses and I'm left to wonder how many people had this same experience. I am very grateful for secunia, and now I know that even they can make errors.
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