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3.6% of Windows 7 users have adopted IE9

IE9 has a 3.6% market share on Windows 7According to a blog post from the Windows Team, Microsoft’s newly minted Internet Explorer 9 is enjoying a 3.6% share on Windows 7. This is based on March usage of the new browser.

The beta and release candidate of IE9 were downloaded a total of 36 million times igniting interest among Windows users like never before. After the first 24hrs of the final release on March 14th, Microsoft reported 2.3 million downloads of the final build.

In the midst of promoting Internet Explorer 9 Microsoft has been actively trying to get users off Internet Explorer 6. IE6 although 10-years old still enjoys a 12% market share. But Microsoft is hoping to put a stop to that with the launch of its IE6 countdown website back in March.

Have you tried IE9 yet? You can find download links here. Windows XP is not supported.

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Google warns of IE security flaw

Microsoft Security Advisory (2501696)Google has issued a security warning to users of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. The software giant claims that a politically motivated attack is being made on IE via a popular social networking site; although they don’t go into detail about which one it is.

The exploit in IE is down to a flaw in MHTML which could allow someone to execute malicious script, taking over the infected PC. Microsoft has released a temprary fix which you can grab here. The exploit affects users of XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 (that includes both 32-bit and 64-bit editions)

From Microsoft:

Microsoft is investigating new public reports of a vulnerability in all supported editions of Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow an attacker to cause a victim to run malicious scripts when visiting various Web sites, resulting in information disclosure. This impact is similar to server-side cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities.

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