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HOTFIX: Internet Explorer 6 may crash under certain circumstances, such as when you open and close a Web page modal dialog box several times

December 17th 2007

You use Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 to browse to a Web page. However, Internet Explorer 6 may crash under certain circumstances, such as when you open and close a modal dialog box several times. http://support.microsoft.com/KB/944435

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New IE knowledgebase articles…

December 15th 2007

Just catching up on the paperwork here… IE6 and IE7: Proxy server settings are not set correctly in IE6 afer you download a proxy script that uses chunk encoding Install IE update MS07-069 then enable the fix by editing the registry http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/843289 ———- MS07-069: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/942615 ——— Some customized security […]

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I want my 4 hours damn it!!!

December 13th 2007

I see this: I change to this: I click on Postpone…. 10 minutes later I see this again:   I mean, for chrissakes, the minimum reminder is 10 minutes, so why am I being nagged within less than 5 minutes????

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After you install and uninstall some toolbar items in Internet Explorer 6, toolbar names may become blank, or unrelated toolbar items may appear

December 11th 2007

IE6 has a problem wherein if you uninstall some toolbar items the following may occur: • On the View menu of Internet Explorer 6, when you point to Toolbars to show the toolbar items, the toolbar names may become blank. • In some cases, when you click to select one toolbar item, a different toolbar […]

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December 2007 security patches

December 11th 2007

SANS have done a great job with getting info out about the patches released this month – I love the table they have put together – so let’s just point straight to their page this month :o) http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=3735 Note there are updates affecting versions of Internet Explorer all the way back to 5.01 on Windows […]

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An Internet Explorer Automatic Component Activation (IE ACA) Update Preview is available

December 11th 2007

The EOLAS lawsuit and its side effects continue their death throes.  As part of the process, a preview of the update that will remove the changes forced by the EOLAS lawsuit is available for download here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945007/en-us Note that the download is only a *preview* and for testing purposes only.  Formal release is scheduled for […]

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msmvps.com is growing up

December 10th 2007

Vlad and Susan have both announced that Yoda (the msmvps.com server) is getting a girlfriend server, by the name of Brianna (hey Susan, I still say we should have gone with Jar Jar as the name for our new server). I adore Susan – she epitomises the ultimate in philanthropic spirit, as does the Felix Kasza, […]

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Why pay for endorsements when you can get them for free?

December 9th 2007

This is such a con.http://blog.billerickson.net/post/21135494 Robert’s not too happy, saying “We’re such suckers for going along with this scheme“.  Now, Rob’s always been a bit of a media whore (I say that in the nicest possible way – I really do like the guy and have known him for years), and he’s done quite well […]

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HOTFIX: The text size that you specify is not applied to all IE7 windows that you open on a Windows Vista-based computer

December 8th 2007

This problem occurs if the following conditions are true: • Protected mode is enabled in Internet Explorer 7. • The window in which you specify the text size contains Web pages that use an encoding type other than UTF-8 encoding, such as Shift-JIS character encoding. Note this problem does not affect Windows XP or Windows […]

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Blog: a diverse portfolio of fake security software

December 8th 2007

I just found this blog entry, and it ties directly in with what I have just written.  Again, Limelight Networks are mentioned “The recently exposed RBN’s fake security software was literally just the tip of the iceberg in this ongoing practice of distributing spyware and malware under the shadow of software that’s positioned as anti-spyware […]

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