update is available for Internet Explorer that resolves issues

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  1. NICK ADSL UK

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    An update is available for Internet Explorer that resolves issues that occur after you apply security update 974455 (MS09-054)


    Important Do not install this update if you have not installed security update 974455. If you install this update without first installing security update 974455, Internet Explorer may not work correctly. If this occurs, uninstall this update, install security update 974455, and then reinstall this update.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;976749
     
  2. firzen771

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    when was security update 974455 released? since im checking my windows update and the only update i see is the IE update, so does that mean i already have that security update 974455?
     
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    thanks Admin...i diddn't noticed it..
     
  4. wat0114

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    You probably do. If using XP, check Add/Remove Programs and enable "Show Updates" checkbox. If Vista, go to Programs and Features, and enable "View installed updates" check box. It was released 10/13.

    *Edit* Looks like you're using Win7, so maybe similar/same as checking Vista?
     
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    lol i never use add/remove programs thats built into windows that i completely forgot about that :D well thx for the refresh and yes i do have the update.
     
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    You're welcome :)
     
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    In Win 7, you can also click the Windows Update icon. In that Control Panel window is a text link "View update history" which gives detailed info.
     
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    ye ive already got it.
     
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    I installed this update as it was categorized 'important' on Microsoft's Update site. Ever since installing it IE8 loads considerably slower than before (on my laptop running WinXP SP3). Has anyone else noticed this? :doubt:
     
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    Did you read the start post? I have both updates installed now and my PC gained some speed after the last one. Nice! :D
     
  11. NICK ADSL UK

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    Hi Aaron :)
    Do please check that you have done as instructed on my initial post ? personally i have not heard of IE going slower but will continue to keep an eye out for any undesirable effect
     
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    Thanks for the reply Nick. Whenever checking for Windows updates (on Microsoft Update), my system is scanned so that the appropriate updates will be recommended. The only update that it came up with yesterday was the one that is the subject of your initial post, so I presumed that security update 974455 was found during the scan. Is that not a safe presumption? o_O

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    I just found 974455 in Add/Remove Programs (installed on Oct 15), so apparently that isn't the cause of my IE8 slowdown.
     
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  13. NICK ADSL UK

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    that is correct Aaron try to see how the browser goes for a few hours. If you do feel there is an issue their then uninstall that update and if things improve we will at least know the answer.
     
  14. Aaron Here

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    Nick, will do...
     
  15. acuariano

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    yeah i noticed it too..with this patch IE8 is going faster,,
     
  16. ePost

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    Aaron Here, you should also run a few different anti-malware scanners - online or the ones you have installed. Software updates are so frequent these days that half all malware attacks happens after an update. More or less. So you can't rely on the coincidence in regard to timing.

    Also do some defragging? Let this free Microsoft online scanner do it for you. Go for a full scan and let it remove whatever it suggests. It is Microsoft themselves taking out their own obsolete Windows files, Windows defragging Windows, Windows cleaning Windows registry, cleaning malware out and what not. This free Microsoft online scanner does a fairly good job and more people should know about it. Definitely worth a bookmark or an ad-to-favorites. Note that there's a special link for Vista/Windows 7 users in there:

    Link: http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm
     
  17. Aaron Here

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    ePost... As I have Norton Internet Security (a very capable security suite), I've already run its scanner and my system is clean.
     
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    No, that is not the way things are done nowadays. Absolutely not. We all need at least 2 additional scanners without realtime functions but with the ability to remove findings.

    The amount of malware has grown to obscene quantities and just one program can' do it alone. Norton is a top 10 program. But malwares are especially designed to bypass the biggest ones on the market.

    You have been a member inhere since June 2006. You simply must know that this is true? You must have read again and again that Norton fails just as often as the other anti-malware programs on Top 10?

    These freeware scanners are the best. Download link:

    SUPERAntiSpyware: http://www.superantispyware.com/
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
    a-squared: http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/
    BitDefender: http://www.bitdefender.com/PRODUCT-14-en--BitDefender-Free-Edition.html

    And I still think that that online scanner is a very good idea. Really!
     
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    Well, I used to be of that school and found it useful when I used Eset NOD32 (very good AV, but poor AS). In Aug 2008 I switched to NIS2009 and over the next several months a-squared and malwarebytes never found any malware that was not first detected by NIS. I'm now using NIS2010, but as you may have noticed from my avatar I also use Rollback Rx so that if something slips by NIS, I can easily rollback to before it happened. ;)
     
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    Actually the avatar bit escaped me. :) Never the less I still think that a spin around that online scanner will do some good. It will defragment and clean. Besides: malware often slips in as a part of a download.

    What else have you installed lately that could slow your PC down? Uninstalling could help.

    Also click the blue wrench icon in IE and check what programs are hanging in there. Disable those that you don't use. Or uninstall them.

    Secunia PSI could help you. It can tell you about updates for non-Microsoft programs. Old programs looses the ability to cooperate with other (new) programs that are updated. Secunia: http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/

    Checking for residue from uninstalled programs can also do wonders. Leftovers from firewalls and other things will slow you down. Here is something about getting ESET's leftovers out - scroll: http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN146&actp=LIST_POPULAR

    Do you use Google Toolbar? Is it updated? Current version is Version: 6.3.1014.1517 - Notifier Version: 5.4.4525.1752

    Use CCleaner slim. Also use it for checking your startup functions :cool: : http://www.ccleaner.com/download/builds

    Microsoft article with more tips: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/columns/ietopten.mspx

    One more thing: going to Microsoft Update and clicking the Custom button - not the express button - can often reveal updates. Some of Microsoft's freeware is updated via this function. You won't get these updates if you don't fetch them yourself. :D http://update.microsoft.com/
     
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    Thanks.
     
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