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wadialsafa internet explorer insecure
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when i used scan my computer with secunia, it shows internet explorer is insecure, how can i secure this problem.

Maurice Joyce RE: internet explorer insecure
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Are U looking in the secure browser section where it says SA38416?

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wadialsafa RE: internet explorer insecure
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yah i looking in secure browsing and it said SA22628.
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Maurice Joyce RE: internet explorer insecure
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You are not giving very much detail:

Are U using Internet Explorer 7?

I believe U are also using Windows XP - Have U got Service Pack (SP) 3 installed?

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chasingcatz RE: internet explorer insecure
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Hi, i am getting the same report back from secunia, internet explorer 8 is insecure said sa 38416. i am running windows vista with service packs 64 bit pc.

is there a way to secure without uninstall or disable?
thanks
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Maurice Joyce RE: internet explorer insecure
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@chasingcatz

Slightly different for U. If U click on "Insecure - No Solution" it gives some details.

Basically IE 8 has had this minor issue for some time. Currently U have done all U can with regards to updating.

Just use safe surfing (use white listed sites) & U will be OK.

I only use IE8 - perhaps flippantly I just ignore it in the hope that MS will fix it at some stage.



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chasingcatz RE: internet explorer insecure
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thank you Maurice, your advice is what i expected to hear but i feel a little better knowing you use ie8 too, and like you i will wait for a solution, thanks again

Katie
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wadialsafa RE: internet explorer insecure
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yes i have IE 7 with windows xp sp3, but present browser is google chrome.
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TiMow RE: internet explorer insecure
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Even if you don't actively use IE, PSI does and IE7 has a security vulnerability.

You should update to IE8 by running Windows or Microsoft update and downloading IE8.

There is also a long term minor security issue with this (SA38416) refers (as described by Maurice Joyce above), but this will only show under the secure browsing tab, and is not as big a problem as having IE7.

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wadialsafa RE: internet explorer insecure
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Hi Timow,

Thanks for your valuable information, let me download IE8, after that i will inform you either its working smooth or have any problem. thanks again.
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TiMow RE: internet explorer insecure
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You may find that updating to IE8 doesn't immediately clear the insecurity of IE7
It's quite a while since I upgraded, but if I remember correctly, by downloading IE8, this creates a new file, and doesn't overwrite/remove the IE7 file - so this needs to be done manually, after the installation of IE8.

Firstly, you need to use PSI on Advanced mode (click top right of PSI page). Under Secure Browsing tab if there are 2 different boxes for Internet Explorer, this confirms that both IE7 and IE8 are installed.

If IE7 is listed under Insecure tab (letters will be red), work from here. If not, go to Patched tab and scroll down to Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.x.

On left of IE7 entry, is a "[+]" - click on this to reveal Toolbox icons. Now click on Open Folder icon. This takes you to the file location of IE7. This can now be removed, by highlighting it, right click then delete. This goes to recycle bin and may need to be deleted from there also, to fully clear the insecurity.

As with all M$ updates, you need to reboot your computer, then re-scan PSI, to recognise the removal has taken place.

TiMow

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