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Security experts Explorer warning
IT experts recommend Internet users temporarily stop using Explorer.

18. sep. 2012

A new virus which makes Microsoft’s Internet Explorer susceptible to hackers has prompted computer experts to recommend users to temporarily stop using the popular Microsoft browser.

“Hackers can use the vulnerability to get access to all the files on your computer,” says Tod Beardsley of Rapid7.

Microsoft says in a statement that it is working to provide “the necessary measures to help protect our customers”.

Threat Researcher Paul Ferguson of the Japanese anti-virus producer Trend Micro Inc. says it would be best to avoid using Explorer for the moment: “There are other browsers people can use until the problem is solved”.

The new virus was discovered last Friday by Eric Romang of e-Business & Resilience Centre in Luxembourg. Romang was in the process of checking servers suspected of being used by hackers when he stumbled on the new virus.

In August, Internet Explorer was the second most used browser with a market share of 33 per cent. Google’s Chrome browser took first place with 34 per cent.

Source: Politiken

Microsoft's workaround can be found at:

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