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barbareska windows 8
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Hello
after scan - I got the warning windows 8 - see PSI SA38416 ?
Iv not installed windows 8!
what does that mean ?
thanks for answering me,
barbareska

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mogs RE: windows 8
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SA38416 relates to Internet Explorer, which it is most likely that you have installed ? Regards

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thedillpickl RE: windows 8
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Hi barbareska;

Glad your back, sad for trouble.

Is the problem in "Insecure" or "Secure Browsing"?

SA38416 is in "Secure Browsing" section. It is just for information purposes.

IE8 should not be in "Insecure" section. IE8 has not been updated for some time.

Did you understand OK? I can translate if necessary.


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barbareska RE: windows 8
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Hi barbareska;

Glad your back, sad for trouble.

Is the problem in "Insecure" or "Secure Browsing"?

SA38416 is in "Secure Browsing" section. It is just for information purposes.

IE8 should not be in "Insecure" section. IE8 has not been updated for some time.

Did you understand OK? I can translate if necessary.


Regards;

Hi Fred,
Im glad too, to be back again, the problem is in secure browsing an Ive not installed IE8 ! why on earth have I the insert: SA 38416 and hacker could .....
perhaps you have an answer ?
regards barbareska

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thedillpickl RE: windows 8
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Hi barbareska;

The listing is in "Secure Browsing". That means your computer is not at special risk. No updates for IE exist.

If you are not expecting IE8, we will check.

Open IE. If not sure where to find, follow this.

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Click on "Start" button.

Click on "Control Panel".

Click on "Security Center".

Under "Resources", click on "Check for the latest updates from Windows Update".

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This will start the version of IE installed.

At top right corner, click on blue dot with question mark
or click on "Help", which ever is there.

Click on "About Internet Explorer".

What version does this report?


Fred





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This user no longer exists RE: windows 8
Member 22nd Mar, 2010 08:52
Hi,

The vulnerability information you see from the unpatched tab is considered "unpatched", meaning that while there is a know problem, there is no fix available. This information is provided to help you decide which browsers you feel safe using, to make it possible to make safe decisions.

Hope this helps.
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Anthony Wells RE: windows 8
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Last edited on 22nd Mar, 2010 13:49
Hello Barbareska ,

Nice to hear from you again , I hope the doctors have taken good care of you and you are fully recovered :))

As you are using Windows 7 , I think that you will have "automatically" installed the browser Internet Exlporer version 8 when you installed Windows 7 .

If IE8 is fully patched/up to date with all the patches available to you it will be in the "patched/Aktualisiert" tab ; because some vulnerabilities are not covered by a Microsoft patch then there is a risk when using IE8 for browsing : this is shown as a "potential" risk/problem in the "secure/sicheres browsng" tab .

All browers have a potential risk at some time or another , PSI is telling you how much , as far as they know . You may want to try another browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome if you are not happy using Inernet Explorer : it is your choice you decide which one you want to use :))

Hope you understand
Anthony


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thedillpickl RE: windows 8
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@ Anthony, thanks, I forgot that she had Win7.

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barbareska RE: windows 8
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many thanks, fred, regards barbareska !

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barbareska RE: windows 8
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Hello Anthony,
Im glad to be back again and not longer in hospital !
your words:
"All browers have a potential risk at some time or another , PSI is telling you how much , as far as they know . You may want to try another browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome if you are not happy using Inernet Explorer : it is your choice you decide which one you want to use :))"
my question: if I install mozilla firefox or google chrome do I have to delete(erase?, purge?) internet explorer or how do I get rid of it ?
thanks for your answer,
regards barbareska



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Anthony Wells RE: windows 8
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Hi Barbareska ,

Internet Explorer is an integral part of your Windows 7 and so you do not erase/delete or do anything to it , you just decide if you want to use it or not when you browse the web.

As i said , ALL browsers are insecure or risky to use at some time or another .

For example , at the moment Firefox version 3.6 shows as a risk in (my) "secure browsing" tab ; it is going to be patched" to version 3.6.2. in two or three days time .

Google Chrome latest (stable) version is 4.1.249.1036 and shows with no known risks (today) .

Internet Explorer 8 has a basic minor risk that M$ are not going to patch .

You will need to try out each browser to see if you like it ; they are quite different . If you have a friend or your brother who uses one , ask them for some tips on using each one .

More important is to use safe browsing practices when you go on the net/web .

Once you heve decided which one you prefer , you can make that browser your "default" one which programme will use automatically . You can still choose to use another one any time you wish .

Hope that is clear :))

Anthony




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thedillpickl RE: windows 8
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Hi Barbareska;

Add to Anthony's post:

Here are instruction for making default browser. It should be the same for Win7. Let me know if not, please.

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You can make any browser your default browser.

In "Control Panel", click on the "Add or Remove Programs" icon.

On the left, click on "Set Program Access and Defaults".

Under "Choose a configuration:" click on "Custom".

Under "Choose a default Web browser" click on the browser you want.

To the right of "Internet Explorer" click on "Enable access to this program" to remove the 'check' in the box to the left of it.

Click on the "OK" button at the bottom.

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Microsoft Updates will use IE. This will not change. If you choose another browser for default, other programs will use.

If you do not understand, let me know. :)


Fred

p.s. @All, FWIW, I spent the last hour looking for info on Google & MS to see if above is correct. The best I could find out was Win7 has a "Start" menu & a "Control Panel". :( Plenty of info on how to make MS apps the default. Big surprise.

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Maurice Joyce RE: windows 8
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Windows 7 Control Panel has a totally different layout to XP & has many more areas to customise the set up.

The paths to change what is being attempted here is:

The old fashioned way:
Start>Control Panel>Default Programs (there are now 4 options)

A quicker way:
Start>in the search box type Default Programs>click on the result found

The quickest & most accurate way:

Use Godmode


There is no Security Centre in Control Panel either.

To activate Windows Update use the Action Centre.

The Action Centre is a permanent white flag showing in the Taskbar (old XP sys tray area)>right click> select Open Windows Update

The old fashioned way is:
Start>Control Panel>Windows Update


IE is also resident in the Taskbar (old XP Quick Launch area). Click it to launch.



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barbareska RE: windows 8
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hi anthony,
thank you very much for your advice - i think i simply try it - and see what happens - (that was a joke) - if it doesnt work, i am back again,
a nice day for you and regards
barbareska

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barbareska RE: windows 8
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thank you very much, regards, barbareska

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barbareska RE: windows 8
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Hi Fred,
thank you that you spent so much time on searching in order to find a solution for my problem - I have understood all -
I greet you and wish you a good day !
barbareska

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This user no longer exists Problem solved
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Last edited on 24th Mar, 2010 09:30 Problem solved, thread lock.
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