Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Internet Explorer security threat

Microsoft have just announced that there is a major security threat that they are working on a patch for, in the meantime the advice is to be very careful which websites you go on or use a different browser.

Personally I would recommend right clocking on the internet explorer icon on your desk top going down to properties and on the options tab click on delete, then delete all in the box that comes up tick delete files and settings stored by add-ons, and clicking yes. That should at least get any stored passwords out of it.


  1. Michael,
    ditch IE7 and get Firefox browser here http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/firefox/
    most things that attack your computer need an element of Windows to work, Firefox doesnt use windows so is much safer. I also think it gives you a better internet experience.

  2. Had it for some time Mike, though the word it that it may have problens too at the moment, Microsoft are saying that other browsers may have problems too. I would recommend being very careful untill the scare is over.

  3. I am getting problems with 'jingle bells' coming in from some-where!

  4. It is worth trying Google Chrome, easy to use and does have a reasonable level of security

  5. I loaded Chrome but now Adobe Flash wont work. Anyone have more probs with Chrome that IE? Im not sure if its better to at least be able to do things with IE rather than have things not working on Chrome.

  6. Bertie sounds like you need to update and run your virus checker, it is also very important to do your windows updates.

    10.35 two thoughts here some computers just don’t seem to like some browsers and I believe you will find you may have to uninstall and reinstall some add-ons when you change browser.

    Ken will try it on one of the computers sometime.

  7. Thanks, Michael! Have lost the bally 'jingle bells'!


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