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Ie7 Final Due In October


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#1 usasma

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 07:35 PM

Just got an email from Microsoft - IE7 is to go final in October. The "kicker" is that they're giving you until 1 November to ensure that you have the update blocked if you don't want it - otherwise it'll be force fed to you!

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/updateman...nouncement.mspx

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 11:37 PM

So which version of Internet Explorer is the most secure and the least buggy, Number 7 or number 6 with Service Pack 1?

What are the pros and cons of IE7?

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 12:04 AM

Like a vast number of users, I only use IE when I have to. I have been using IE7 for quite a while and prefer it to IE6. Tabbed browsing is the biggest new feature for me. Still get the occasional crash but probably no more than previously. I can't really think of a valid reason not to upgrade. It is a necessary evil so you may as well have the newest version.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 12:44 AM

I highly doubt I'll install it right away. Will wait for a bit more so all the kinks are worked out first.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 04:15 AM

I have also been using it for a fair while. I have been using it as my default browser and must say that i am very happy with it.
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 09:36 AM

I have the UN genuine vers of micro-soft XP sp2 IE6 ( my default) will the new IE7 be affected by this? will I have a prob with the installing of IE7 ? I notice that the IE7 is now on the toolbar but I have heard that there an hijack version out there too with very very bad stuff that hits your CP.
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 09:45 AM

I hope I,m not stepping on anyones toes. but I found this very interesting. Posted by Humpty on the ccleaner site. Quote:


Trojan Poses as IE7 Download

OCTOBER 18, 2006 | If you get an email from support@microsoft.com with a link to Internet Explorer 7 Release Candidate 1, don't go there: A trojan downloader will get installed and set up a backdoor into your computer.

The spoofed message's link takes you to a site that looks convincingly similar to a Microsoft page, but don't be fooled. The trojan installs via an IE browser vulnerability, according to SurfControl, which is tracking the malicious message and its spread around the Net. The scam is especially timely -- Microsoft IE7's availability is imminent and users are preparing for the release to hit later this month. (See Anti-Malware Tools Trip Up IE7 Install.)

Downloaders are among the most prolific types of trojans today and are popular with spammers because they are relatively small pieces of code. Their job is to avoid detection and typically to disable AV and firewalls and then download more malware code.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 09:50 AM

Sorry heres the link to the article. Cowboy http://www.darkreading.com/document.asp?do...;WT.svl=news1_1
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 09:51 AM

I have the UN genuine vers of micro-soft XP sp2 IE6 ( my default) will the new IE7 be affected by this? will I have a prob with the installing of IE7 ? I notice that the IE7 is now on the toolbar but I have heard that there an hijack version out there too with very very bad stuff that hits your CP.
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Yes - you will probably be denied access to downloads from Microsoft

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 09:53 AM

I hope I,m not stepping on anyones toes. but I found this very interesting. Posted by Humpty on the ccleaner site. Quote:


Trojan Poses as IE7 Download

OCTOBER 18, 2006 | If you get an email from support@microsoft.com with a link to Internet Explorer 7 Release Candidate 1, don't go there: A trojan downloader will get installed and set up a backdoor into your computer.

The spoofed message's link takes you to a site that looks convincingly similar to a Microsoft page, but don't be fooled. The trojan installs via an IE browser vulnerability, according to SurfControl, which is tracking the malicious message and its spread around the Net. The scam is especially timely -- Microsoft IE7's availability is imminent and users are preparing for the release to hit later this month. (See Anti-Malware Tools Trip Up IE7 Install.)

Downloaders are among the most prolific types of trojans today and are popular with spammers because they are relatively small pieces of code. Their job is to avoid detection and typically to disable AV and firewalls and then download more malware code.

Article


The release will come through Microsoft or Windows Update.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 09:27 PM

thank you Enthusiast, guess I better get to that blocking toolkit. Dang microsoft their forcing us to BUY that damn register copy grrrrrrrr
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Posted 20 October 2006 - 10:07 AM

IE7 is a significant step forward for Microsoft. It still has it's problems, but it's too early to say if it's more or less secure than Firefox. Additionally, it has (at least in Vista) a "protected" zone way of functioning that helps to prevent malware from getting on your system.

I'm an avid Firefox user and only use IE for Windows Updates. I used it in Vista for a while, but switched back to Firefox because it was easier for me to use.

All in all, I'd say that I'd use IE7 in Vista if I wasn't hooked on Firefox! :thumbsup:
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Posted 20 October 2006 - 10:42 AM

I received this notice today from MSFT downloads for IE7
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downlo...spx?mg_id=10013
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Posted 20 October 2006 - 07:25 PM

So which version of Internet Explorer is the most secure and the least buggy, Number 7 or number 6 with Service Pack 1?

What are the pros and cons of IE7?

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Wealth of info about IE 7 here.

http://computerworld.com/action/article.do...;intsrc=kc_feat

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 10:37 PM

Excellent link thanks Boopme.

Am going to try the Star Downloader as most of IE downloads are sooooo slow compared with FF and Opera.

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