Internet Explorer security warning

Microsoft said this week that it was investigating a new zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer that could affect millions of users, running many versions of Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows systems.

Specifically, Microsoft warned that the bug could affect users running Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, and 9, using the Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7, and Windows Server operating systems. Windows 8 and its integrated Internet Explorer 10 browser do not appear to be affected, Microsoft says. Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 runs in a restricted mode and is also not affected.

We have long recommended that people avoid Internet Explorer, and instead use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Both are available via www.filehippo.com to download software, but BE CAREFUL to not download “Release Candidate” or “Beta” versions unless you are very experienced, and have everything backed up.

You can pick the version to download on the right side of the program page, and then when at the version you wish, click ONLY on either “Download latest version” or “Download this version” on the upper right. DO NOT click on any ads promoting other software.

As always, if you need help with any program or problem, or have questions, please contact us.