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Forum Thread: IE 6 and IE 8 CAD 5

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TC Tyler IE 6 and IE 8 CAD 5
Member 15th Nov, 2010 00:27
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Hello,
I am trying to delete IE 8 as it shows as a threat. After deleting IE 8 , IE 6 shows up as a CAD 5 threat. I tried to delete it,but it will not delete????
I get a pop up window that said

"can not delete internet explorer: it is being used by another person or program. close any program that might be using this file and try again"

I do not know of any program that might be using IE 6.

I can't find "IE" at all in the add remove programs.

How can I delete IE 6 from my computer?

TC

Maurice Joyce RE: IE 6 and IE 8 CAD 5
Handling Contributor 15th Nov, 2010 01:11
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U cannot delete IE - it will break Windows. It is part of the OS & certain functions are reliant on a copy being installed.

When U uninstalled IE 8 it should have rolled back to IE7.

Did U upgrade from IE6 to IE8?

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Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
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ddmarshall RE: IE 6 and IE 8 CAD 5
Dedicated Contributor 15th Nov, 2010 01:20
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You can only uninstall Internet Explorer in Windows 7.
Reinstall Internet Explorer 8. It is safer than Internet Explorer 6. In fact, the vulnerability only affects Internet Explorer 8 if it is not running in the default configuration or your computer does not support DEP. You can also use the Fixit in this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2458511 for added protection.

There is no problem if you use another browser. You have to actually browse to a specially crafted website with Internet Explorer to be compromised.

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TC Tyler RE: IE 6 and IE 8 CAD 5
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Thank you, I re installed 8
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p_noot RE: IE 6 and IE 8 CAD 5
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I took a freeware live LINUX dvd, booted my computer from LINUX. I renamed the IE files wich caused the CAD 5 threat from within LINUX. So the path: C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE became : C:\PROGRAM FILES\XXINTERNET EXPLORER\XXIEXPLORE.EXE. By renaming the vulnerability I hide it for hackers, so they can't use it because they can't find it. If I need IE, I restore IE with its true name, and then I can use it again. I did check if the software I use works well with a hidden IE, and it does.
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