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    PATCH WATCH

    Microsoft releases an emergency patch for IE


    By Susan Bradley

    It's no April Fool joke: Microsoft released an emergency Internet Explorer patch to plug holes in its beleaguered browser.

    This is a patch you'll want to apply as soon as you can.

    The full text of this column is posted at WindowsSecrets.com/2010/04/01/08 (paid content, opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.


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    Over the past two days, I have tried repeatedly to install IE8 patch 980182. Every time, the patch downloads and the installation initializes with no problem, but the installation fails. Any ideas?
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    Susan Bradley wrote in her article:

    "As explained in the MSRC blog, Microsoft is still investigating how a contestant was able to bypass Windows 7's Data Execution Prevention and the sandbox protections of IE 8."

    Simple answer: All versions of IE (and Firefox, and Safari, and Opera) canNOT be sandboxed in any version of Windows. Too many hooks into the system kernel, even when "sandboxed". Now, Google Chrome is a different matter, as noted in Tracey Capen's article in this week's Windows Secrets article.
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    Re: Quicktime

    Do we really need Quicktime any longer? I haven't seen a .MOV file in ages!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibe98765 View Post
    Do we really need Quicktime any longer? I haven't seen a .MOV file in ages!
    Some software makers use QuickTime as a fairly complete graphics subsystem, so that they don't have to create one themselves. I have had several versions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica Reference Suite that required it and they wouldn't accept the lower-overhead "QuickTime Alternative" package, either.

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