Download fix for Internet Explorer 8 vulnerability

For years, hackers have targeted computer users by infecting websites. And based on recent reports, we have confirmed that cyber criminals are up to the same, no good behavior—this time targeting Internet Explorer 8. If you use Internet Explorer 6, 7, 9 or 10, this issue will not affect you.

If you are running Internet Explorer 8, we recommend upgrading immediately or installing the newly released Fix it (an easy, one-click download to help keep your computer protected). Not sure if you are running Internet Explorer 8? Learn how to check your web browser version

We’ll continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates here as needed. Tomorrow, we’ll publish information about the monthly Security Updates planned for May. 

To find tips on how to stay safer online, visit the Microsoft Safety and Security Center.

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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »

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  1. Anonymous

    hoping that wil okey this explorer..and goodluck..

  2. Anonymous

    How do I check on which version I have on my computer?  Thanks

  3. Anonymous

    Microsoft Security Advisory: Vulnerability in Internet Explorer could allow remote code execution

    Article ID: 2794220 – View products that this article applies to.


    Microsoft has completed the investigation into this issue. We have released security bulletin MS13-008 to address this issue. For more information about this issue and the available security update, click the following article number to view the article in the KS Knowledge Base:

    2799329 MS13-008: Critical security update for Internet Explorer: January 14, 2013

  4. Anonymous

    My laptop automatically downloaded IE 10, but I need to keep IE 8 so I can use work apps that only work with IE 8. How can I prevent IE 10 from automatically installing with the Windows 7 updates?

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