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    IE7 (7.0.5730.13)

    I ran Secuna Software Inspector and in the results was the statement that my current version was insecure and potentially exposed to securtiy threats. I was advised to install IE 7.0.6000.16608 but I can't find that version. Is there such a thing or has Secunia been incorrect once again?
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    Re: IE7 (7.0.5730.13)

    Have you installed all recent updates from Microsoft? I just ran Secunia Software Inspector and it detected build 7.0.6000.16640 on my PC.

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    Re: IE7 (7.0.5730.13)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by DaveA on 07-Jun-08 13:45. Added current versions)</P>What does it say in the IE Help, About pane?

    My XP machine has 7.0.5730.11 this is with SP3
    MY Vista machine has 7.0.6001.1800 this is with SP1

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    Re: IE7 (7.0.5730.13)

    Help | About in IE7 on Windows XP SP3 (with all updates) says 7.0.5730.11, while Secunia reports 7.0.6000.16640, and Belarc Advisor also reports the latter. I don't know what causes the difference...

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    Re: IE7 (7.0.5730.13)

    Belarc Advisor says that I have
    Microsoft Corporation - Internet Explorer Version 7.00.6000.16640 on the XP machine
    Microsoft Corporation - Internet Explorer Version 7.00.6000.16386 on my Vista machine

    If you were to get the properties of the IExplore.exe file you will see that the version listed there is the same as the one listed by Belarc.

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    Re: IE7 (7.0.5730.13)

    Apparently Help | About is not kept up-to-date.

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    Re: IE7 (7.0.5730.13)

    The latest cumulative update for IE is the April MS08-024 KB947864. (There is an IE update coming up in June, but that's another story.)

    The IE7 version should be same with the MS08-024 (KB947864) on a SP2 system or on an IE7 system updated with SP3 (since if IE7 is there before SP3 is installed, and SP3 includes the MS08-024, IE7 version will be the same).

    Since several years the recommendation in the MSFT bulletins has been, when checking the installed version, to use the file properties (or some MBSA tool). But of course other third party tools can be used as long as one trust them; the tools you used picked the number from the files.

    See, as an example, this bulletin: MS08-024 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (947864)

    Under "Update Information" > "Security Update Deployment" > "Windows XP (all editions)" > "Deployment Information" > "Verifying That the Update Has Been Applied" > "File Version Verification".

    In short; right-click the appropriate file | Properties | Version tab.

    Same goes for Office programs; during the last 8-10 years I have not used the Help|About for anything but to do a quick check of the SP level. (Though that can be difficult also, since for instance individual updates to an Office 2003 SP2 program, after the SP3 was released, <!post=includes SP3 changes and thus modifies the Help|About to SP3 even if the whole SP isn't installed,707318>includes SP3 changes and thus modifies the Help|About to SP3 even if the whole SP isn't installed<!/post>.)

    For a file version list of the IE April cumulative see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947864.

    The IE7 "Iexplore.exe" file, and most IE7 files, on Windows XP in the SP2GDR branch (which most will see if they have not previously installed a hotfix) has version number 7.0.6000.16640, as you both mention. So, it looks the same on my XP SP2 system.

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    Re: IE7 (7.0.5730.13)

    An addendum, since I didn't answer your question: "... but I can't find that version. Is there such a thing ..."

    As Hans pointed out you have to check that you have the latest IE update.

    The advice from the Secunia Software Inspector seems a little odd; to install an update to get 7.0.6000.16608. That is the February MS08-010 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (944533). That one was replaced by the MS08-024 in April.

    But it could be due to what they consider be vulnerabilities etc. (which on the other hand should be a lot, so <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>). They note that MSFT has patched some things in the February patch and in the April patch. See: Vulnerability Report: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.x.

    Anyhow, IE updates are cumulative, so you can jump to the latest April update from wherever you are (you don't download a new version of IE7).

    So, either use the link to the bulletin in my other post (and pick the version for your OS), or use whatever you usually use; Windows Update, Microsoft Update or Automatic Update to get the April update MS08-024 947864.

    (And in few days we will get a new cumulative IE update that will replace the April update. But since it can be a good idea, if no imminent threats, to wait some days with the new update to see if any major problems arise, don't wait for the new cumulative, install the April update!)

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    Re: IE7 (7.0.5730.13)

    Yes Hans, I always make certain that I install the latest updates before I run Secunia, because that's one of the things it checks. Not only did it state that there was a bogus version of IE7, it listed 9 knowledge base missing articles. I went back to Microsoft Update and ran it again and was informed that there were no High Priority Updates available.

    I don't think I will run Secunia again, it made me waste too much of my time running down it's findings.
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    Re: IE7 (7.0.5730.13)

    IE7 Help lists my current version as: 7.0.5730.13. I wonder where all these different versions are coming from. I think it used to include SP2, now it doesn't.

    And for those who found the version 7.0.6000, I wish someone would advise me where they obtained it.
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    Re: IE7 (7.0.5730.13)

    Because of your post I just checked my Belarc Advisor Report. It list IE's version as: 7.00.6000.22159. This is getting more and more weird the deeper I look. Help quotes one version, Belarc another.Secunia agrees with Help. Do you ever think we all will get on the same page any time soon?
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    Re: IE7 (7.0.5730.13)

    DaveA and Argus explained how to get the file version - please read their replies again carefully.

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    Re: IE7 (7.0.5730.13)

    Argus, I tried to download the Cumulative Update for IE7 for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP (KB 947864) and it failed with the message:

    "Cocuments and SettingOwnerLocal SettingsTemporary Interent FilesContent.IE54BVNN3C7IE7-WindowsXP-KB947864-x86-ENU(1).exe is not a valid Win32 application."

    The instructions said to Run it and that's exactly what I did. What could be wrong and how can I fix it?
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    Re: IE7 (7.0.5730.13)

    Have you visited Microsoft Update to see what it suggests?

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    Re: IE7 (7.0.5730.13)

    Yes I did. Right after Secunial make it's report I went back to see if Microsoft Updates had more to offer. I was informed that there were no Critical Updates.

    I do have updated information about the installation of KB947864. I went back and this time selected Save instead of Run and the file downloaded and installed successfully.(Argus this information is specifically for you). The result was NO change in IE7 version number, it's still version 7.0.5730.13.
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