Microsoft leaves Internet Explorer 11 unpatched for some Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users

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Microsoft released its latest security bulletin on Tuesday, June 10. That June delivery is loaded with patches for your Internet Explorer browser, related to a total of 59 vulnerabilities . However, not all Windows users will be able to benefit from them. In fact, some consumers and SMEs running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 are excluded from cumulative updates for Internet Explorer 11 , unless they have previously patched their browser with an April update for the MS14-018 vulnerability . That means they have lost their privileges to receive security patches for IE11from June onwards. In the case of Windows 7 the vulnerability MS14-018 is patched with the cumulative update 2929437 character important ; for Windows 8.1 it is update 2919355 .

That is what Microsoft states in the technical assistance document associated with the MS14-035 vulnerability covered by update 2957689 , which the company published in the security bulletin this June. There he points out in a note for systems with Internet Explorer 11 that "All future updates require updates 2929437 [Windows 7 SP1] or 2919355 [Windows 8.1] to continue receiving updates." The only way to fix it is to make sure these updates are installed on your system or, if not, update them as soon as possible.

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How to verify that Windows 7 has the required update 2929437 for Internet Explorer 11 ? In Windows 7 the update history can be checked by following the path Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update > View update history . Another way to open Windows Update is to click the Start button and then select View update history . In the list, look for the cumulative update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 called KB2929437and verify that the installation status is correct.

In the case of Windows 8.1, you must have update KB2919355 for Internet Explorer 11 . To get to the update history, you must first open Windows Update , either by quickly sliding your finger from the right edge of the screen or by pointing the mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the screen. Another way is to follow the path Settings > Change PC settings > Update and recover > View update history . The cumulative update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 8.1 named KB2919355 must be successful in the list.

Currently, Windows 7 is installed on 55 percent of PCs, while Windows 8 is at 14 percent, according to the latest data from Net Applications. For its part, Internet Explorer 11 accounts for 17 percent of the market share of desktop browsers .