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If you downloaded Network Administrator recently, there is an update you might want to download. The IE automatic update install blocker did not send the change if you did not have all of the check boxes checked, or all the boxes unchecked. If you downloaded before, please update with this new version: Install right […]


Internet Explorer 11 will be released sometime this fall – but what if you don’t want users to automatically upgrade? It is always better if you get the chance to test new versions of IE with your most heavily used websites – that way you don’t get hit with tons of support calls when it […]


I am not sure if you are aware of it, but starting next year Microsoft is changing their Internet Explorer upgrade policy. Specifically, they will be putting IE updates into the standard automatic update cycle. This means if you have an older version of IE, it will automatically get upgraded. Many organizations have piles of […]


It is that time again. Microsoft is getting close to releasing IE 9 in its final form. According to my sources, it will be released on Monday, March 14th. This also means it will show up in automatic updates as an “Important Update” If you want to prevent this from happening, you can setup a […]


I got a question this week from a reader: Steve, we have a locked down environment and I have just about everything set the way I want it, but I still need to find a way of keeping users from deleting their Internet Explorer history. Sometimes we need to do a review of their computer […]

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I installed Windows 7 on my ASUS Atom N270 Before I did that, I recorded how long it took to do a few things: -Copying a 45 MB file over the network -Boot Time -Shutdown Time -Memory used at idle, after startup -IE Launch time Then, after I installed Windows 7, I did the same, […]


Microsoft announced on Tuesday that a serious security hole was found in all versions of Internet Explorer. The flaw exploits the ActiveX plugin system in IE. If you use Internet Explorer, and are running flash – you are vulnerable. If you have any ActiveX control installed in IE you have a good chance of being […]


Microsoft released IE 8 for public consumption a few days ago. Microsoft’s Dean Hachamovitch, who leads the IE 8 development team, made the announcement during his keynote address at the company’s MIX09 conference going on in Las Vegas. While I still use Firefox daily, I can see that Microsoft has made every attempt to make […]


Back in 2006 we created an IE 7 blocking tool. It set a special registry key that would tell Automatic Update to totally skip IE 7 when it was released. Now the same can be accomplished with Internet Explorer 8. Yes, I do realize that it is still in beta, and has not even been […]


This tip is only for Vista….so I apologize in advance to those of you still using XP. In Vista you can easily clear your browsing history by going into the options of Internet Explorer. I have helped a few organizations that use this information after a spyware incident to determine where the problem came from. […]


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