by April 30, 2014 0 comments

Security experts have discovered a bug issue with Microsoft Internet explorer and warned internet users to ditch all active IE versions including 6 through 11. Microsoft admitted the huge security flaw and working to fix the bug that could threaten oven half of all internet users.

The bug allows hackers to access the computer on the same level of network and highjack the windows PCs. When the issue will be fixed, tech giant Microsoft would release the updates fixing the bug, but PCs running Windows XP will not get updates. About 430m PCs are running over XP, but users shouldn’t panic and should be aware of the threat. Switching the operating system is not the only solution; it would be a great idea to switch from IE to another browser permanently.

Over the past decade, IE market share has decreased precipitously, but still about 10% of netiznes prefer it. And if you don’t want to stop using it, then should be extra careful and protect your browser… How? Let’s find out…

Click on ‘Start’, go to ‘Control Panel’, click on ‘Network and Internet Connections’, open ‘Internet Options’…

1- Select “Internet”

 

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Click on “Enable Protected Mode”

2- Select “Local Intranet”

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Click on “Enable Protected Mode”

 

3- Select “Trusted Sites”

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Click on “Enable Protected Mode”

 

4- Select “Restricted Sites”

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Click on “Enable Protected Mode”

5- Now, click on “Apply” and then “OK”

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Restart the IE to apply all the changes. Disabling IE’s Flash plug-in will also stop the bug though it will make the browser powerless to play flash videos and games.

The technology giant will soon release a patch for the flaw, till then be aware to be protected.

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