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Microsoft Issues Fixes For IE7

Microsoft has issued a security patch for 'Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) that will enhance the new browser's accomplishment on some Websites. Microsoft's filter for IE7 sends a message to Web surfers to be cautious while visiting trustworthy Websites. Some users have reported slowing down of PCs as a result of the new 'phishing filter'.

Microsoft published a note on December 12, 2006 saying that when a user uses 'Windows Internet Explorer 7' to go to a Web page, his PC's response may slacken as the 'phishing filter' evaluates the content of Web pages.

The new patches are developed for 'Windows XP' and 'Windows Server 2003' versions of IE7, but not for any browser on 'Windows Vista'. According to reported news, on December 15 2006, Microsoft released an update to 'Windows Vista' that will terminate unauthorized versions of the 'Operating System' that let users to bypass the activation system of the product.

A representative of Microsoft said the update would make an impact on select bunch of systems that are running this version of the 'next-generation operating system'. Members of Microsoft's 'Windows Genuine Advantage Team' have named this operating system "Frankenbuild".

On its 'Windows Genuine Advantage program blog', Microsoft said that 'Windows Vista' would execute the new 'Windows Update Client' to allow only the 'Frankenbuild' systems to pass through a 'genuine validation check'. As the company has blocked the 'product keys' for systems that are not supposed to use them, the above systems will not be able to conduct the 'genuine validation check'.

In addition to the 'Windows Genuine Advantage Check', Microsoft has assured it will support its 'Vista piracy policy' that it had announced for the first time in October. The company would undertake a periodic review of 'product keys' and will accept reports of system file making unauthorized alterations.
Arbitrarily distributed keys will be blocked, which can inactivate the computers using those keys. From that point, users can reactivate their copies within 30 days by employing a legitimate 'product key'.

With the appearance of new 'workarounds', Microsoft will take additional action to prevent hackers from modifying copies of the operating system.

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