Microsoft warns: Also update Internet Explorer if you never use it

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We’ve just posted the following news: Microsoft warns: Also update Internet Explorer if you never use it[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2014/04/myce-internet-explorer-11-95x75.jpg[/newsimage]

Microsoft urges users that don’t use Internet Explorer to still install the latest version of the browser nevertheless. Outdated versions of Internet Explorer are a security risk, even if the browser is never used, the technology giant warns.

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#2

Microsoft urges users that don’t use Internet Explorer to still install the latest version of the browser nevertheless. Outdated versions of Internet Explorer are a security risk, even if the browser is never used
This comes as common sense that one should keep up to date regardless of if one likes IE or not.


#3

I will advice with Microsoft on this one.

Internet Explorer is basically two components:

  1. IE engine
  2. IE frontend

You will be amazed to know just how many programs that use that engine and it is indeed tightly integrated into the OS.

Now, if you do not use Internet Explorer, I would block ‘iexplore.exe’ from internet access (outbound rule) to avoid hard-coded use of the application in various applications and installers.
However, even me who block everything possible have found that blocking the engine is not the way to go (you are better off changing OS to get away from it).

So in other words, you may think you are not using IE, but you are and so you must update, do it or be vulnerable!


#4

Indeed, if you are one of those poor unfortunate souls who still uses Windows, you will need to either update your version of IE, or you could nix Windows to stay secure (the latter will be more effective, especially on Windows 10 machines, or any machine with a recent CPU).


#5

[QUOTE=TSJnachos117;2767300]Indeed, if you are one of those poor unfortunate souls who still uses Windows, you will need to either update your version of IE, or you could nix Windows to stay secure (the latter will be more effective, especially on Windows 10 machines, or any machine with a recent CPU).[/QUOTE]
How does a bad not updated IE have to do how Windows performs? scratches head . It’s those poor souls whom doesn’t have Windows is missing out on alot of great Windows advances and this doesn’t include W8 ahem ME and Win10 shove down through tracking telemetry beta free testers and hardware failures.