If you are having problems with Internet Explorer after installing patches last Tuesday, Microsoft has a workaround that helps
but it requires you to edit your registry.
On a computer that is running Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 crashes when you try to a visit a Web site. This problem occurs after you install security update 942615. This security update is announced in security bulletin MS07-069.
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