Microsoft Warns of Zero-Day Bug in Internet Explorer

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Mikey109105

The solution to this is simple: Get rid of the slow piece of crap that is Internet Explorer and use...well ANY other browser out there, preferably Chrome. I had IE, then moved to Firefox. Two years ago I started having a shitload of issues with Firefox and got too pissed to keep it and went to chrome. I've been happy ever since and never looked back!

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MrHasselblad

http://betanews.com/2014/01/23/chrome-has-a-malware-problem-and-google-needs-to-fix-it/

Unless one has Microsoft Windows XP and/or one is not properly updating their system (not an option with XP), then there would be no reason to go Chrome.

The link above is one of more than one dozen current major issues with Chrome

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SliceAndDice

Download and install EMET 4.1 to be protected from this exploit

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evga760

or just use chrome right?

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ram1220

Exactly!

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iheartpcs

These include: deploying the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) 4.1; setting Internet and Intranet security zone settings to “High”, unregistering VGX.DLL; modifying the Access Control List on VGX.DLL to be more restrictive; and enabling Enhanced Protected Mode for IE11 and enabling 64-bit processes for Enhanced Protected Mode.

99% of PC users aren't capable of doing this.

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lordfirefox

I must be part of the 1% then.

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MrHasselblad

There were NUMEROUS people (even people that liked to claim they were pros) that were in the comments section stating it would never happen to Microsoft Windows XP. Yet here it is.

Other professionals have already published exactly how this "tends to prefer" XP.

And to think that...

1. XP will most likely never be repaired on this one.
2. That people were thinking that the end of the XP lifecycle was similar to Y2K.

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dgrmouse

The tech required to run processes in a virtual machine has existed since the 386 - why is it that the most advanced systems MS is offering the public can be suborned by simply browsing the web?