Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fixing Internet Explorer

Ever get sick of Internet Explorer thinking it needs to run? Windows forcing a substandard (more like anti-standards from a web standards point of view) browser on you?

Here at SecsAndCyber I have a solution for you! This one registry patch will solve all of your Internet Explorer issues in a single double-click! (and accompanying UAC prompt if you have kept your system secure) I give you... FixIE.reg!


Humor aside, the technique used in this joke is a serious target for malware persistence.

The fine authors over at SysInternals, Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell, have built detection of this into their tool Autoruns for Windows. The "Image Hijacks" tab looks for executables that are being grabbed like this. Try it out and keep yourself safe!

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