How to configure Proxy Settings for IE10 and IE11 as IEM is not available

Hi everybody!, in this blog we are covering most if not all of the available options you have today  to manage your Proxy configuration settings using Group Policies. We hope this blog be helpful for your Internet Explorer 11 migration!. As you know, the IE Maintenance used to configure proxy and other IE Settings was…

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IE November Cumulative update and EMET 5.0 compatibility heads-up

If you are using Internet Explorer 11, either on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, and have deployed EMET 5.0, it is particularly important to install EMET 5.1 as compatibility issues were discovered with the November Internet Explorer security update and the EAF+ mitigation. Resources: EMET 5.1 is available http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2014/11/10/emet-5-1-is-available.aspx   Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit 5.0:…

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"Your Browser has been upgraded" Tab being displayed after installing MS14-035

Hello, This blog post is about the notification, which users receive one time after the installation of the last cumulative IE-Update in June MS14-035. For IE10 on Windows 7, the following webpage is displayed: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/ie-10-welcome-upgrade1   For IE9 on Windows 7 or on Windows Vista, the following webpage is displayed as a 2nd tab: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/products/ie-9/welcome-upgrade3…

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User Proxy settings showing up in Local System Account – Correct way to apply Proxy settings

If you are wondering how your local system account is getting proxy settings even though you have applied proxy settings only for users, this post will help you.  Here you will see the proxy settings set in Local system account: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections The applications which run in system context might stop working if the Local…

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How to troubleshoot IE Enhanced Security warning "Content from the website listed below is being blocked by the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration" ?

Hello Everyone! This is Vinod from the IE team and I would like to share an informative concept about the IE Enhanced security feature which I discovered. Scenario: User of a Terminal Server, still getting a Warning even after the administrator disabled it via Server Manager or Script. In the Terminal Server environment we have…

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FYI: The patch has been released for the vulnerability outlined in KB972890, see MS09-032

Just in! A cumulative release is now available for the vulnerability outlined in KB972890.  Details and downloads can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS09-032.mspx If you have any questions regarding what do you if you already have a workaround in place, please review the FAQ for MS09-032 using the link above.   Please note:  The majority of…

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Quick and dirty Group Policy ADM template to implement the workaround from KB972890

Hey folks! We’ve received many many requests asking if the workaround mentioned in KB972890 can be implemented via Group Policy.  To that end, we’ve put together an ADM template to help Domain Admins roll this out through Group Policy.  It’s an “as is” template, so feel free to tweak it as needed. Important: This policy…

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FixIT available for the vulnerability in the Microsoft Video ActiveX Control, Microsoft Security Advisory (972890)

Hi Everyone! Just wanted to let everyone know that a FixIT is currently available to help users protect themselves against this latest ActiveX Control vulnerability outlined here:  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/972890.mspx The FixIT, when run, will automatically disable the Microsoft Video ActiveX Control.  More information, as well as the FixIT files themselves, can be found here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972890  …

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How to bypass the security warning "Unknown Publisher" with the checkbox "Always Ask Before Opening this File"

Hi everyone! Axel here from the IE Escalation team with a scenario related to  Security Warning – Unknown Publisher pop-up when executing a file that came from a non trusted source. Please note:  The example below sets HIGH RISK files types to LOW RISK so that they can be executed without having to honor the…

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The IE cumulative update for June 2009, MS09-019, is now available for download!

The IE Cumulative Security Update for June 2009 (MS09-019) is now available via Windows Update. Alternatively, you can receive this and all other Microsoft updates via the Microsoft Update. Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 969897 documents the currently known issues that customers may experience when installing this security update. The article also documents recommended solutions for…

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