Internet Explorer 8
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Microsoft released Internet Explorer 8 for Windows in March 2009 and began gradually pushing Internet Explorer 8 out to computers running Windows XP and Windows Vista via Automatic Update in late April 2009. The update is listed as Important in Windows Vista and High Priority in Windows XP.
Information Systems & Computing (ISC) strongly suggests that support providers that have clients using BEN Financials, Hyperion, or OASIS block the download via Automatic Update of Internet Explorer 8. Instructions and the blocking tool can be found here (requires Microsoft's Genuine Advantage Validation):
- Support providers who do not run these specific applications may also wish to use this tool to prevent the Automatic Update to Internet Explorer 8, at least for the short term.
Microsoft's Blog entry on the Internet Explorer 8 Blocker Toolkit and Internet Explorer 8's Automatic Update delivery:
Microsoft's Toolkit to Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 8 (requires Microsoft's Genuine Advantage validation):