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Internet => Web Browsing & Email => Topic started by: AdrianH on December 16, 2011, 06:07:20 PM

Title: Internet Explorer: Microsoft plans 'silent' updates
Post by: AdrianH on December 16, 2011, 06:07:20 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16214912

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From January, Internet Explorer (IE) users will be automatically updated to the latest version of the browser.

Microsoft said it was starting the project to update millions of machines to improve security online.

Future updates to the browser would be applied without a user's knowledge to help beat scammers catching people out with fake updates.

Those who did not want their browser updated could opt out or uninstall the software, said Microsoft...... (more)
Title: Re: Internet Explorer: Microsoft plans 'silent' updates
Post by: tuftedduck on December 21, 2011, 09:56:40 AM
If you do not want this silent update, the only way to opt out is to go contol panel>security centre and disable automatic updates.
Title: Re: Internet Explorer: Microsoft plans 'silent' updates
Post by: chrissie on February 04, 2012, 12:03:57 PM
Hiya

Was looking to update my IE from 7 to 8 though I thought I had version 8 until now  :-[     My OS is Win XP so I know IE 9 no good so can you tell me where I can get the IE 8 from safely please?  Adrian mentioned IE would be automatically updated from January but this hasn't happened on mine atm.

Thanks for your help.

Chrissie
Title: Re: Internet Explorer: Microsoft plans 'silent' updates
Post by: UncleUB on February 04, 2012, 12:14:17 PM
You can get it safely from Filehippo,a very good safe site to get your updates/downloads from


http://www.filehippo.com/download_internet_explorer_xp/

or from Microsoft download center

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=43
Title: Re: Internet Explorer: Microsoft plans 'silent' updates
Post by: chrissie on February 05, 2012, 05:03:01 PM
You can get it safely from Filehippo,a very good safe site to get your updates/downloads from


http://www.filehippo.com/download_internet_explorer_xp/

or from Microsoft download center

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=43

Thanks for that Phil, think hippo will be the best as I think I've downloaded summat from them before.  Will now have to wait til I'm ready to go on the PC as that's where it's needed...not here on my lappy.  Thank you again.

Chrissie