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Have you patched your Windows machine for the latest IE browser bug?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / May 2, 2014 9:31 AM PDT
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In progress

I've applied it on my laptop, but not my desktops yet. I'm in no rush because I almost never use IE. I use Firefox and Chrome for just about everything.

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by tedtks / May 2, 2014 10:14 AM PDT
In reply to: In progress

havent used IE for - cant even remember - went to firefox and actually
deleted IE ! and thats no easy task since there is no uninstall for it.

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IE uninstall
by fordla / May 3, 2014 7:01 AM PDT
In reply to: patched?

Would you please pass along the procedure you used to uninstall Internet Explorer? The patch Microsoft provided disabled Outlook Express; rendered the Help and Support feature in the Start Menu inoperative and rendered IE inoperative as well. I had to do a partial repair of XP to get my system operating again.

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I see most covered how IE is part of the OS.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 3, 2014 7:03 AM PDT
In reply to: IE uninstall

It would be proper for all that to happen if you uninstalled IE. Why not use your PC and ignore IE?

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I see most covered
by tedtks / May 3, 2014 10:38 AM PDT

when I use Ccleaner, run 'analyze' there is obviouse signs in the IE list that make it
apparent - to me anyway - that IE is still doing ' something' hahaha
so I thought to get rid of it. I have managed to "I think" to stop that but cant
just get rid of all IE stuff - system does not like that - suprised I dont get a waggling
finger at me hahahaha just get really scary msg's about system function.
soooo its not exactly gone 100% so yes it deff must be a part of the OS.

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The deff part of the OS.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 4, 2014 2:37 AM PDT
In reply to: I see most covered

IE's RENDERING (emphasis mine) shows up in many places such as Outlook Express. To view HTML email, IE's bits and pieces are called into play.

IE's RENDERING (again, my emphasis) shows up in Windows Explorer (not to be confused with Internet Explorer) to render previews, thumbnails of some files.

And there's more such as printing where the render engine may call on parts of IE to do some work.

IE is very much embedded in many apps that Windows came with.

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ie uninstall
by tedtks / May 3, 2014 10:42 AM PDT
In reply to: IE uninstall

after going thru some hassles, I would say to just leave it alone.
I went thru the windows directory and searched out all IE programs
and started deleting - some it wont let you delete, and some it says
they are being used and cant delete.
I got rid of a lot of pgms and folders - but they are still in my recycle
bin - just in case.
so far it does not seem that what I have deleted has made an impact
on anything - time will tell.

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Got'er Done


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i know two good patches

there are two terrific patches for IE:

1) chrome
2) firefox

some talk about Opera, but those first two patches are so outstanding i never bothered with Opera, except i thought it was pretty cool how Opera you had browser-windows, not just merely browser-tabs (hint hint to chrome and FF)

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Patch: What Patch?

Where is it? Keeping checking for MS updates for my PC and can't find it.

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To Repeat My Earlier Message: Where's the Patch?

I keep reading about it but can't find it and still no automatic updates from MS

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The patch is in Windows update.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 3, 2014 10:53 PM PDT
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FIX is Still Missing from Updates
by JenAnne / May 4, 2014 2:10 AM PDT

Thanks for the response. I normally have used the Notify Me of Updates setting so I know what's being installed, but have had no notifications since May 1.

I have been checking for updates manually several times a day and nothing. Last night, I gave up and set it for Automatic Updates. It ran at 2:42 a.m. Pacific Time and still nothing. Is there a hierarchy of fixes- I'm stiil on IE 9; Windows 7, 64 bit. Also just tried the MS Support link in your note and it says page unavailable!

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Sorry., wrong link.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 4, 2014 5:13 AM PDT
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