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Internet Explorer Users Risk Having Their Computers Taken Over


Science & Tech  (tags: technology, Hacking, Internet, Security, USA )

Ray
- 120 days ago - rt.com
A major security flaw affecting several versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser was discovered over the weekend, and the percentage of computer users that could be compromised by the exploit is absolutely staggering.



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Comments

GGmaSheila D. (163)
Monday April 28, 2014, 11:14 pm
Have IE9...guess I'll have to switch to Firefox until further notice. Thanks for the important info.
 

Ray C. (56)
Monday April 28, 2014, 11:19 pm
I have to confirm, I had big problems with my computer yesterday after using Internet Explorer, everything was very slow or did not work, indeed the computer could not connect to any network as no networks would show up to connect too, my own router would not even show up, changed the router, this did nothing, it seemed if the wirelesses connection on the computer had gone,

I check for updates but there were none, I restarted my computer 3 times, this made no difference, to getting my computer back to working again, I had to do a recovery set back point of 2 days, this did the job, my computer is now back to normal,
 

Debbie S. (33)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 10:43 am
Noted, will pass this on to others.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 1:07 pm
noted, thanks
 

Alex Perea (7)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 1:32 pm
Bahaha, people still use IE? Sorry, that was awfully elitist of me, and I blame it on my being a millennial (although I could also be seen as on the tail end of Gen X, as a baby of the early 80s). I know that a lot of workplaces and public internet cafes etc only have IE and disallow the downloading of better browsers. But if you own a home computer, you really should get yourself hooked up with a different browser, for myriad reasons. I use Chrome, myself, with Firefox as a back-up.
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 2:08 pm
Why in the world would I want to use Chrome, made by Google, which reads every single gmail message for advertising purposes? I would call that a privacy issue. I have not tried Chrome so I cannot definitively say it is a POS, but I have tried Firefox and Opera, and despite the cute mascot of one and the cute name of the other, they are POSs. Thanks but no thanks.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 2:59 pm
thanks
 

Birgit W. (144)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 4:28 pm
Thanks.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 4:34 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Ray.
 

John S. (300)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 3:46 am
If still on XP, switch to Ubuntu. Save you data files, and most of you office programs can be replaced for free open office programs, they are several versions available. It will make you pc more secure, plus it runs much quicker.
 

Charlie Rush (53)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 1:42 pm
After having used Internet Explorer for many years, I got timed of the excessive number of viruses that kept closing me down.
I started a new one, today. Hopefully, it will have a better result.

Someone could make a fortune if they were able to figure out a way to stop these intrusions on our computers.
 
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