I uninstalled Explorer 11 browser for security reasons

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I uninstalled Explorer 11 browser for security reasons

It's unnecessary anyways.


Windows 10 WARNING: Your PC could be at RISK if you have this app installed WINDOWS 10 users have been warned of an application that could leave PCs vulnerable to hackers if it is installed.

By Joseph Carey Wed, Apr 17, 2019

"An application that comes pre-installed on Windows 10 devices is Internet Explorer, a web browser that has been around since 1995.

However, it appears having the programme installed on your computer could allow hackers to steal your data, according to security researcher John Page.

Page recently discussed the vulnerability that stems from how Internet Explorer saves web pages in a .MHT file format.

More contemporary internet clients, such as Google Chrome, do not deal with a .MHT file in the same fashion but still support it.

The fact Internet Explorer harnesses the .MHT format in a more substantial fashion than its more modern rivals means the programme is the default for opening them, as noted by ZDNet.

Page insisted this could allow "remote attackers" to send a malicious .MHT file to the user through email or another form of communication.

If opened, the researcher said this could allow a third-party to gain access to local files and programme information on a device.

Internet Explorer's support for .MHT files means this method could be used on Windows fans that have never used the browser, but still have it installed.

Page said he was able to successfully recreate the technique on Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2012 R2 using the latest version of the web browser, 11."

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