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Old 10-18-2006, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Internet Explorer 7 Released!!!!

Internet Explorer 7 has just hit the virtual shelves! Minutes ago, Microsoft finished uploading the build to the servers and is now available for download.

The build number is 7.0.5730.11 and is approximitely 15MB in size. Changes in the build are still unknown as no official release notes have been published as of yet.

This build does not require you to uninstall previous builds before installing, it is now done automatically during the installation process.

If you do not want to upgrade to Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft suggests that you install the Internet Explorer 7 Blocker Toolkit before November 1st, which is when Internet Explorer 7 will be available via Automatic Updates.


Download: IE7 Final For Windows XP 32-Bit

Download: IE7 Final For Windows Server 2003 32-Bit

Download: IE7 Final for Windows XP/Server 2003 64-Bit

Download: IE7 Final for Windows Server 2003 Itanium
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I got this installed and everything is running fine. Took about 10 minutes
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Microsoft's much-anticipated IE7 browser is finally available for download, 18 months after Bill Gates announced plans to deliver Redmond's first major upgrade to its browser software since the release of IE6 in August 2001.

Key enhancements to IE 7 over IE 6 include anti-phishing features and improved ActiveX controls among several security improvements. The browser also promises enhancements to support web standards (such as HTML 4.01/CSS 2), the long-awaited introduction of tabbed browsing, and an integrated RSS feed reader. Many of these features are already included in Opera, and improved anti-phishing features will debut with the imminent (if delayed) arrival of Firefox 2.0, so to some extent market-leader Microsoft could be described as playing catch-up with its smaller rivals.

Some things don't change. Security researchers have already discovered an information disclosure vulnerability in IE7 (story here). The security bug - rated as "less critical" by Secunia, the first to warn of the problem - might be used to access documents served from another web site. So the security bug lends itself to possible misuse in various scam and phishing attacks, Thomas Kristensen, CTO of security notification firm Secunia, told El Reg.

Only English versions of IE7 for XP are available thus far. The software will run systems running Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition or Windows Server 2003 SP1. Arabic, Finnish, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish language versions will follow in around two weeks, Redmond promises, with other language releases to follow.

A customised version of the software from Yahoo! is already available for download. The release of other customised versions from MS partners such as Weather.com and USA Today are imminent. Much more on this and other IE7 news can be found on Microsoft's IE development blog.

The long-awaited next version of Microsoft's browser software will be pushed out as an automatic update in a "few weeks", probably as part of Microsoft's regular Patch Tuesday update cycle in either November or December. Firms not ready to install IE7 will be able to temporarily block the update.

Redmond has produced a variety of tools to aid web site testing ahead of widespread use of the browser software, as explained in a posting on its IE development

http://www.theregister.com/2006/10/19/ie7_release/
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Security researchers have already discovered an information disclosure vulnerability in IE7 hours after the release (story here) of Microsoft's long-awaited browser software upgrade.

The flaw stems from error in the handling of redirections for URLs with the "mhtml:" URI handler. Security notification firm Secunia reports that the same bug was discovered six months ago in IE6 but remains unresolved. In any case, the flaw has managed to find its way into the code-base of IE7.

The vulnerability - rated as "less critical" by Secunia, the first to warn of the problem - might be used to access documents served from another web site. So the security bug lends itself to possible misuse in various scam and phishing attacks, Thomas Kristensen, CTO of security notification firm Secunia, told El Reg.

Secunia has produced up a test, featuring proof-of-concept code, in order to illustrate the problem

Since IE7 has just been released, and therefore has a negligible user base, real-life exploitation is somewhat unlikely, at least for now, and the IE6 version of the exploit hasn't been used much in anger, to the best of our knowledge at least. But discovery of the flaw suggests that IE7, just like IE6 and previous versions of Microsoft's browser software, will require regular patching despite much-touted (and not inconsequential) security improvements.

Some security bugs in IE7 were discovered during the development process while others are (doubtless) awaiting discovery. In February, security researcher Tom Ferris discovered a means to crash preview (beta 2) versions of IE7. Microsoft promised to fix the problem.

http://www.theregister.com/2006/10/19/ie7_first_bug/
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I got this installed and everything is running fine. Took about 10 minutes

Really fast download for me. About 1 minute to download.

Install took about 5 minutes, i look forward to seeing how it works
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May the toolbars begin......
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May the toolbars begin......
what you tryin to say......its not like they never stopped
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lol.. thats true, but still i really dont see a reason to use IE7 unless im using vista, it just doesnt look right :/

And compared to Firefox, well, it sucks... but thanks for the link warez
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Why does it not feel right to use IE7 on XP but only for Vista?
Did you even try it yet?
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Because IE feels like walking through a busy street naked.

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