Category: Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 8 final version available to download

By , March 20, 2009 12:04 am

IE 8 has officially went gold and can be downloaded at IE Homepage.

Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate now available

By , January 27, 2009 6:12 pm

The release candidate for IE8 is out. You can download from the Internet Explorer 8 homepage.

How to automatically clear IE7 browsing history when you logoff/shutdown?

By , February 18, 2008 11:56 am

This is especially useful when you have a computer that can be accessed by multiple users or public. To do this, you must first prepare a batch file to execute the various commands to clear the IE cache.

There are various cache that you can clear.

Temporary Internet Files
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 8

Cookies
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 2

History
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 1

Form Data
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 16

Passwords
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 32

Delete All
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 255

Delete All – “Also delete files and settings stored by add-ons”
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 4351

Simply create a file clearIE.bat and type in the command you want, corresponding to the cache that you want to clear. You can also combine multiple commands in the same clearIE.bat to achieve the result you wanted.

Next, fire up Group Policy Editor. Go to Start, Run, then type in gpedit.msc and hit OK.

There are 2 parts after this, depending if you want to clear the cache during logoff or shutdown.

To clear cache during logoff

  1. Inside Group Policy Editor, expand User Configuration > Windows Setting > Scripts (Logon/Logoff).
  2. On the right panel, select Logoff, right click and select Properties.
  3. On Logoff Properties window, click on Add.
  4. On Add a script window, click on Browse, navigate to the location where clearIE.bat is at, select it and click Open.
  5. Click OK, Apply then OK.

To clear cache during shutdown

  1. Inside Group Policy Editor, expand Computer Configuration > Windows Setting > Scripts (Startup/Shutdown).
  2. On the right panel, select Shutdown, right click and select Properties.
  3. On Shutdown Properties window, click on Add.
  4. On Add a script window, click on Browse, navigate to the location where clearIE.bat is at, select it and click Open.
  5. Click OK, Apply then OK.

That’s all. Just do some logoff and shutdown to make sure that the batch file is working.

How to disable “http://runonce.msn.com/runonce2.aspx” as IE homepage?

By , January 24, 2008 12:18 am

You can manually edit the registry or run the file below.

*Note that editing the registry wrongly might cause your system to be unstable or even crash. Handle with care.

To edit the registry

  1. Go to Start then Run.
  2. Type regedit and click on Ok.
  3. Inside the registry editor, on the left panel, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  4. Then on the right panel, locate RunOnceComplete and RunOnceHasShown.
  5. Double click on them and change the Value data to 1.
  6. Close the registry editor.

Alternatively, you can download this file and run the registry file inside.

Internet Explorer 8 Beta

By , June 24, 2007 11:51 am

Internet Explorer 8 Beta is to begin later this year around when Vista SP1 is to be shipped.

Little details had been released about the new IE, but IE8 will comes in 2 flavours similar as IE7. One based on security model of Vista and another for WinXP SP2.

Phishing using IE7 local resource vulnerability

By , March 20, 2007 4:30 pm

Aviv Raff, an Isreal-based security researcher had discovered a design flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7 which allows cross-site scripting using one of the IE’s local resource and opens users to phishing attacks. According to his blog, it can be exploited by creating a specially crafted navcancl.html local resource link with a script that will display a fake content of a trusted site. By open the link sent by the attacker, a “Navigation Cancelled” page will be displayed. By futher clicking the “Refresh the Page” link, the victime will be linked to a fake website, but with the address bar showing the legitimate address of the trusted site.

proof-of-concept

Internet Explorer 7 MUI

By , February 21, 2007 10:16 am

Microsoft has released the MUI pack for IE7. The MUI contains multiple languages including Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish.

download: Windows Internet Explorer 7 MUI Pack X86
download: Windows Internet Explorer 7 MUI Pack X64

How to: Restore Internet Explorer Icon on Vista Desktop

By , February 13, 2007 1:42 am

The IE icon on the desktop had been removed permanently. The simplest way to ensure that there is an IE icon on the desktop is to create a shortcut for it. But the shortcut is not the real IE desktop icon, you cannot access IE properties and other function thru it.

Below is the method to restore the original IE desktop icon.

  1. Start registry editor by clicking on Start button, then select “Run”. Type in “regedit” in the Open text box and hit “OK” or press “Enter”.
  2. If you are using Vista standard theme goto (a), if you are using classic theme, go to (b)
    1. Navigate to the following registry key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel
    2. Navigate to the following registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu
  3. Edit or create a DWORD (32-bit) value named {871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D} and set it with value of 0 (dword:00000000).
  4. Refresh Windows Vista desktop by pressing F5 or right click on desktop and click “Refresh”.

Bounty for Windows Vista & Internet Explorer 7 Vulnerabilities

By , January 11, 2007 4:36 pm

iDefense Labs (part of the Verisign company) has just issued a new challenge to the white and black hats, to discover security vulnerabilities within the mentioned products, which can be remotely exploited. iDefense will be awarding US$8000 for each vulnerabitity submitted, to a maximum of six payments of $8000. On top of the $8000, $2000-$4000 will also be awarded for each working exploit codes that exploits the submitted vulneralbility.

from http://labs.idefense.com/vcp/challenge.php

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