Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer Fixes

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by tdinc, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    The "configuration change" closes a loophole that had allowed hackers to convert popular Web sites into virus transmitters.


    Time to update people!
     
  2. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    Dang o' update time for u ie users
     
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    ya, they cripple active x also...nice update
     
  4. Lighter

    Lighter . . . . . . . . .

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    Yeah well, when the govt. actually got fed up and suggested the use of IE alternatives, someone had to act fast. :rolleyes: With greateth speed cometh a wee bit of recklessness.
     
  5. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Just enter this into your registry. All that trouble over something so little.

     
  6. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    To be honest with you doing a "manual" reg change is not a very good idea

    lets just leave it at that.


    One other mention: There are still 26 bugs that M$ has not yet patched in I.E
    what a shame...........
     
  7. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Why not? This registry change only affects a single, rarely used activex control anyway. And I appreciate your honesty in this matter.
     
  8. sekhardash

    sekhardash OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I think you should check your System for Infection.

    To determine if the malicious code is on your computer, search for the following files:

    kk32.dll
    surf.dat
    Steps for users of Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003:

    On the taskbar at the bottom of your screen, click Start, and then click Run.
    In the Run box, type: cmd and then click OK.
    At the command prompt, type:
    dir /a /s /b &systemdrive%\kk32.dll
    and then press the ENTER key to search your computer.
    If the file is present, the file path is displayed. If the file is not present, a message is displayed that the system cannot find the path.
    At the command prompt, type:
    dir /a /s /b &systemdrive%\surf.dat
    and then press the ENTER key to search your computer.
    If the file is present, the file path is displayed. If the file is not present, a message is displayed that the system cannot find the path.

    If either of these files is present, your computer may be infected. You can find tools to clean your computer and obtain up-to-date online antivirus protection from McAfee or SecureSynergy.

    Also you can download free Trial VirusScan ASaP from http://www.securesynergyonline.com
    Just go through the above link you will get all the info.
    Thanks,
    Sekhardash.
     
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  9. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    Sekhardash, it's really amazing !!! :eek:

    I tried both commands and luckily nothing was found... but there's something I don't understand, as soon as I pasted the command in the command prompt, the search started ! I didn't have time to press Enter...

    Really amazing !!! At what speed it ran in the command prompt window... :eek:
     
  10. SpaceCasey

    SpaceCasey Commander "Frag-Cafe.Com"

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    i did the scan also and came up clean...... :p Thanks sekhardash!