Internet Explorer

Howto: Disable the clicking sound in Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer

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The clicking sound that Windows plays when you click on a link in Internet Explorer or open a folder in Windows Explorer can get annoying.  Here’s how to disable the sound in Windows XP: Click Start > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices Click the Sounds tab Scroll down the list under Program Events. Under […]

Howto disable the Internet Explorer popup: This page contains both secure and non-secure items. Do you want to display the nonsecure items?

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The  Internet Explorer nag  This page contains both secure and non-secure items. Do you want to display the nonsecure items is sooo annoying. To disable this popup in IE6: Tools > Internet Options > Security  Highlight the Internet zone   Select the Custom Level button   Under the Miscellaneous section, change Display Mixed Content from […]

New Internet Explorer 7 0-day exploit

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SANS has reported a Microsoft IE7 0-day expoit that is now in the wild. This vulnerability is not adderssed by the forthcoming December 2008 patch Tuesday releases, or by the MS08-073 patch that was released on 12-09-2008. Analysis shows the current exploit checks for the following conditions: The user has to be running Internet Explorer […]

Howto: Import Organizational Root CA certificates into Internet Explorer to get rid of Security Alert pop-ups

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Yesterday I wrote about how to create eDirectory SSL certificates with alternate names to use across round robin DNS load balanced web servers.  Today I’ll discuss how to import the Organizational Root CA certificates into Internet Explorer to get rid of the Security Alert pop-ups. To begin with, only a few Trusted Root Certification Authority certificates are […]

Slipstreamed Windows XP SP3 Remote Web Workplace Active X problems

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Yesterday I wrote about problemswith license keys on Windows XP SP3 installations performed on media slipstreamed on Windows Vista machines.  Today I found Susan’s postthat describes how to fix RWW issues associated with an XP SP3 slipstreamed install – Specifically, not having the ability to enable in Internet Explorer the Terminal Server Redistributable Active X control that […]

Recommendations for securing Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari web browsers

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Cert has a document that show some specific steps you can take to secure your Internet web browser.  Detailed instructions, including screen shots are provided, along with explanations of what you are configuring and what the potential ramifications are. The document focuses on IE, Firefox, and Safari and includes supplemental reference links to additional content.  They […]

Cannot Uninstall IE7 from Windows Server 2003

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When trying to uninstall Internet Explorer 7 on a Windows Server 2003 SP2 machine, the Remove button may not be visible in Add/Remove programs. Sometimes the button is visible, but clicking it displays the following: “An error occurred while trying to remove Windows Internet Explorer 7. It may have already been uninstalled. Would you like […]

Howto: download a web browser from Windows when your web browser doesn’t work

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Suppose your Windows machine has a broken Internet Explorer – How are you supposed to get online to download patches and utilities to fix the problem? Use the built-in Windows FTP tool to download Firefox from a mirror site! This was found on the SANS Internet Storm Center web site: To start FTP, click Start […]

Howto: Thwart Internet Browser Third Party Cookies

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According to Wikipedia, “HTTP cookies, sometimes known as web cookies or just cookies, are parcels of text sent by a server to a web browser and then sent back unchanged by the browser each time it accesses that server. HTTP cookies are used for authenticating, tracking, and maintaining specific information about users, such as site […]

Internet Explorer: “Click to Activate and use this Control” results in blank browser window

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Certain computers were getting the “Click to Activate and use this Control” prompt when attempting to view reports generated by an .asp script on one of our software provider’s web server. Even after clicking the new window, the window was blank, as in a totally white browser window. Hitting the space bar or enter key […]