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-- (deprecated) Microsoft Windows OS (XP/NT/Vista)
---- Microsoft to rush out emergency IE patch
kaled - 10:32 am on Jul 27, 2009 (gmt 0)Internet Explorer vulnerabilities affect Internet Explorer only - if you don't use Internet Explorer then these vulnerabilities do not affect you in any way.
|My IE is set to connect over LAN and resolved to ip 0.0.0.0 which completely disables it |
I'm going to be blunt...
Disabling Internet Explorer by messing with its connection settings is utterly pointless.
As other have pointed out, this will break other legitimate applications that use these settings.
Use of these settings by other applications does NOT make them vulnerable.
Malware is unlikely to use these settings so disabling IE in this way is unlikely to protect you from any malware that is already present on your computer.
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