What Are The Risks Of Using Internet Explorer?

The US department of Homeland Security has asked users to avoid using Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Fire Eye Research Lab, an Internet security software firm revealed the existence in the Internet Explorer bug on Saturday. There isn't a viable solution at the moment in order to stop the bug. Therefore, the government has asked users to look for a different solution until the company is able to fix this error. www.webroot.com/safe

This is the first security flaw that has been discovered since Microsoft has stopped providing Security updates to Windows XP, which was in the middle of this month. It has not only made the computers running Windows XP quite vulnerable to this security issue and has left the possibility of a complete compromise to your PC affected even if Microsoft announces Internet Explorer updates to add the security layer. It's not yet known when Microsoft will issue an update for this vulnerability. You can, however, protect your system from attacks by disabling your Adobe flash plug-in inside Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer version 6 to 11 are extremely susceptible to attacks but at the moment, just Internet Explorer 9 and Internet Explorer 10 are at risk. A majority of PCs all over the world use Internet Explorer; the best option at present is to switch to other browsers , such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Make sure you're running the latest version of a good antivirus program.

Another viable option to consider for Windows XP users at the moment is to upgrade their operating system to Windows 7 or Windows 8. In this way, they'll avoid a security risk that can occur if they don't handle it appropriately. In recent times, Symantec Corporation has come in to lend a assistance. They're offering security tools for Windows XP users (on their official blog) to help with the problem.

 

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