First IE9 Update Now Available

As announced over on the IEBlog, the first update for IE9 is now available. When this update is installed, the IE Help > About screen will indicate that the IE version is 9.0.1.


Please note that this is a display only change and it is not reflected in the User-Agent String, Conditional Comments, or the version information returned by the getComponentVersion API.

Beyond the usual batch of security and reliability fixes, this update contains two fixes for the IE9 download manager. First, it resolves an issue where the IE Download Manager would sometimes get “stuck” at 99% if the page that spawned a download was closed before the download completed. Second, it resolves an issue where under some circumstances, the “This type of file could harm your computer” notice was still shown even when the SmartScreen Application Reputation feature is enabled. There are a handful of other functionality fixes in this update as well, described in the very-slow-to-load KB article:

  • A webpage stops responding after you close a modal dialog box that is started by a VB6 ActiveX control in Internet Explorer 9
  • Memory leak when the window.createPopup method and the document.createStyleSheet method are used in Internet Explorer 7 or in Internet Explorer 8
  • Tasks may not be displayed in the Jump List of a pinned Internet Explorer 9 icon in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
  • You cannot edit a cell in a DHMTL grid after you delete the cell's contents in Windows Internet Explorer 8 on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008


Comments (8)

  1. Rob^_^ says:

    Not currently listed in Windows Updates for Australia… I suppose it will be a staggered release to locales?

  2. Jeroen Frijters says:

    Thanks for the 99% fix. That was a very annoying bug.

  3. fr says:

    Thanks for the info on the fixes, how come those aren't mentioned in the fixes section of the KB article?

  4. Roland says:

    IE 9.0.1 also feels a bit faster. Looking forward to future cumulative updates with further fixes and optimizations…

    Thank you!

  5. @Roland: Glad to hear that it's working well for you, but FWIW, the updated build shouldn't be any faster or slower.

    @fr: I'm not entirely sure why these weren't mentioned in the KB. It's possible that there was a delay in publishing the KB that mentioned this specific fix and it will be available shortly.

  6. Richard says:

    As far as I can see, the IE version is still 9.0.8112.  It's the update version which is 9.0.1.  Admittedly, having this sort of distinction between IE version and IE update version doesn't seem to make sense.  

    That KB page is, as you said, extremely slow to load – I almost gave up and tried to close IE.  I'm not sure by what right the KB guys inflict that kind of page on anyone.

    Otherwise, good news. 🙂

  7. EricLaw [MSFT] says:

    @Richard: Yes, as I said, the number "9.0.1" is a display only change.

  8. Tomoki says:

    download stuck issue is not fixed on my PC. .ica file can not download. it is stopped as .partial extension.

    [EricLaw]: The ICA issue is caused by something else entirely. This is a Citrix file, right? The problem there is that there's a MIME handler installed for the ICA type that is buggy and causes this issue. You'll want to talk to Citrix about getting a fix.

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