:: Friday, September 22, 2006 ::
If you or someone you know is having problems with IE closing almost right after you open it... Thus far it is limited to XP - more specifically, IE 6, but other versions could be affected. For any assistance with this issue, call Microsoft. This is not something originating from your isp or to be resolved by your isp.
AV software providers and Microsoft are quoting a Microsoft Internet Explorer buffer overflow vulnerability that was found a couple of days ago. MS is working on releasing a patch scheduled for October 10th. From Symantec: "An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code within the context of the affected application. The method by which this vulnerability is currently being exploited will typically terminate Internet Explorer. This vulnerability is currently being exploited in the wild as Trojan.Vimalov. This vulnerability affects Internet Explorer version 6.0 on a fully patched system. Previous versions may also be affected."
This is MS security Advisory 925568 which mentioned Oct 10, 2006 as the fix release date.
This is the Symantec site that I quoted from.
If you use a Mac, Linux (or FireFox) you should be good to go. and last thing, you can use Windows Explorer and type URLs in the file path address bar to get online. If you can disable third party extentions in IE. This stops it too but could stop add on tool bars and other plug ins from working.
sorry to go all nerd on you, but I used to do this a lot. :)
:: Mike Wood 10:09 [+] ::