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Critical vulnerability exploited in Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 -- but IE9 beta is safe!

A new vulnerability has been found in all major releases of Internet Explorer -- 6, 7 and 8 -- and a zero-day exploit is already in the wild. The exploit, HTML_BADEY.A, uses the vulnerability to remotely execute code. By visiting a compromised website, encrypted files are downloaded to your computer and then decrypted to become a Trojan backdoor. Little is known about what happens after that --...

It's no Download Day, but IE7 is trying to reduce carbon via download

A brief recap for those just emerging from their caves: Firefox 3 announced the goal of setting the one-day record for downloads of a single piece of software, and on June 17, the browser scored over 8 million downloads. Here's something even the tech-savvy may have missed, though: that OTHER browser, the one with the huge market share, has been running its own download campaign. It's called...

Microsoft SearchTogether IE7 plugin enables collaborative searching

Microsoft's SearchTogether plugin for Internet Explorer 7 lets you share your search history with others. The plugin also provides tools for leaving comments and voting on search listings. Why exactly would anyone want to use this service? Say you're planning a vacation and you're looking up air fare, hotels, tourist destinations, and restaurants where you might want to eat. As you search, you...

HHOTT View plugin for IE7 offers safe "clickless" browsing

HHOTT View is a plugin for Internet Explorer designed to let you surf faster and safer. We're not entirely convinced it accomplishes either goal, but the concept is intriguing. Once the plugin is installed, you should see a green, blue, red, or gray arrow appear every time you hover your mouse over a link. Green means the link is safe, red means it's unsafe and you probably shouldn't click. Blue...

IE7Pro 2.3 adds prefetching, session management to Internet Explorer

IE7Pro is a plugin for Internet Explorer 7 and 8 that brings some of the best features of Firefox and other web browsers to Microsoft's browser. Yes, we know many folks would suggest just using Firefox or Opera, but if you need to use IE for one reason or another (perhaps there are some web sites you visit regularly which aren't rendered properly by other browsers), IE7Pro can make your browsing...

Download Squad Week in Review

Well, we've done it again. We've squandered away another perfectly good hour week... wait, no. That's something else. But if you haven't squandered away your week on Download Squad, here are some of the stories you may have missed. Wanna write for Download Squad? If you haven't heard, we're hiring. If you've always wanted to try add "professional blogger" to your business cards, now's your...

Microsoft: Think twice about IE7 before upgrading to XP SP3

Still haven't made up your mind about Internet Explorer 7? No problem, you can always uninstall it and revert to the Internet Explorer 6 web browser that came with your operating system. Unless you've upgraded to Windows XP SP3, that is. Because Microsoft is telling computer users that if they install IE7 before XP SP3, there's no going back. Basically, when you install IE7, your IE6 files are...

Toggle Flash: Add-on to disable Flash in IE 7

Flash, like most things in life, has its good and its bad. The good: it's hard to imagine interactive content on the web without Flash. The bad: it's hard to imagine anything more annoying than poorly designed, seizure-inducing banners and advertisements created with Flash. What we want is choice, isn't it? We want to be able to choose when to allow Flash, and when to keep it at bay. Luckily...

Microsoft gets pushy with IE7

On February 12, there might be some angry IT managers who aren't happy with Microsoft. This is because on the next "Patch Tuesday", Microsoft is going to include Internet Explorer 7 in the list of updates and patches being pushed out to Windows computers that: Use WSUS 3.0 to manage updates in their organization Have Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)...

Organize your IE7 Favorites

Recently, we told you about some ways to organize and manage your Firefox bookmarks, and one of our readers asked for similar suggestions to use with Internet Explorer. Since we want Michael and our other IE-using friends to loved too, we put together a few ideas for you. Favorites Box lets you add extra attributes to your bookmarks to make them easier to find and organize. Add comments,...

Internet Explorer 8 is the name

Last year Microsoft released Internet Explorer 7, next year (or the year after) the company will launch Internet Explorer 8. Seriously, how do those creative folks in Redmond keep coming up with these clever names? We can't tell you what IE8 will look like, or what improvements it will have over IE7. All we know is that it's got a name. Apparently the IE developer team has been referring to the...

Microsoft: download IE7 without WGA validation

Microsoft has released an updated version of Internet Explorer with a few minor changes. For example the menu bar is now visible without any user interaction needed. Oh yeah, and you don't need Windows Genuine Advantage validation to download the software. Wait, what? That's right, first Microsoft goes and starts selling songs without DRM, and now the company's giving away a flagship program...

How to install multiple versions of Internet Explorer on your PC

Every time you install a newer version of Internet Explorer, Windows has a tendency to overwrite previous versions. And generally, that's a good thing. You're missing out on an awful lot if you're using Internet Explorer 3 to browse the web these days. AJAX, Flash, and other newfangled features just aren't going to work as well, or at all. But if you're a developer and you want to see how your...

Dev Chair : Why is Safari on Windows?

So Apple went and released Safari for Windows. It is interesting why Apple did this. Safari may be faster, as the Royal Steveness claimed, and provides a number of nice features that are not in IE7 or Firefox by default (e.g. Forms auto-fill and resizable text fields) but I am not sure it would get much traction in the long term once the novelty factor has worn off. Steve Jobs also announced that...

Google ripped off Yahoo!'s IE7 promo page?

Google's "Don't be evil" maxim has been called into question (again) after Yahoo!'s Jeremy Zawodny pointed out that Google's new Internet Explorer 7 promo page looked suspiciously similar to the one Yahoo! put up a few months ago. And by "suspiciously similar" I mean practically identical. The layout was exactly the same, most of the wording was the same or very similar--basically everything...