Archive for the ‘Browser related’ Category

Microsoft tells IE users how to defend against (April 2014) zero-day bug

April 30, 2014

Via CNet
http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-tells-ie-users-how-to-defend-against-zero-day-bug/

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Check for Current Flash Player Version

March 20, 2014

Adobe seems to have created a new page to check for the current version of flash.  It will also confirm flash is working as well as link to a download for the current version of flash.

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html

Removing and Preventing the Automatic Reinstall of Internet Explorer 11

November 26, 2013

To remove IE 11

Control Panel –> Uninstall a Program –> View Installed Updates

IE 10 Uninstall

Right click on the Windows Internet Explorer 10 entry then left click on the uninstall option that appears.

A reboot is required to complete the removal of IE 11.  After the reboot IE 10 should be available.

Prevent the automatic reinstall of IE 11

Microsoft has released the Internet Explorer 10 Installation Blocker Toolkit.  This tool will prevent the automatic installation of Internet Explorer 10.  The toolkit can be downloaded here:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40722

  1. Download and Run IE11_BlockerToolkit.EXE. Specify a location for the files.
  2. Open a command prompt with administrative privileges.  Right click on Command Prompt in Accessories and select Run As Administrator.  Change to the directory that contains the toolkit.
  3. Type IE11_Blocker.cmd /b at the command prompt.  A confirmation will display indicating whether or not the command completed successfully.

The block can be disabled by entering IE11_Blocker.cmd /u at a command prompt.

A PC can still be manually updated to IE 10 even with the block enabled.

Free Protection From Crytolocker Ransomware

November 20, 2013

This tool will not prevent Cryptolocker from infecting your system, but it will prevent the malware from encrypting your files.  It is from the makers of Hitman Pro, it is available here:

http://www.surfright.nl/en/alert/cryptoguard

Download the Current Version of Adobe Flash Player

February 24, 2012

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Fix: Internet Explorer 9 Does Not Open Links

January 26, 2012

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/fix-internet-explorer-will-not-open-links?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheWindowsClub+%28The+Windows+Club%29&utm_content=Yahoo!+Mail

Qualys’ Browser Check

December 14, 2011

Performs a security analysis of your browser and its plugins to identify any security issues.

https://browsercheck.qualys.com/

Chrome Remote Desktop

November 6, 2011

Control another PC remotely using the Chrome browser http://www.google.com/chrome and the Chrome Remote Desktop extension https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gbchcmhmhahfdphkhkmpfmihenigjmpp#

Uninstall Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 Completely

October 28, 2011

Via ghacks.net

http://www.ghacks.net/2011/10/27/uninstall-microsofts-internet-explorer-9-completely/

Internet Explorer Backup

November 10, 2010

http://www.backsettings.com/internet-explorer-backup.html