IE, and Stupid User Tricks

Some times I am pretty sure the Dev's at Microsoft are smoking something.  I would like to know what, and if they would share.

I have had a little trouble with the last IE update Internet Explorer and the Update of Doom (This Old Code ).  and IE 7 DOA after May 5th Cumulative Security update ( This Old Code ). 

You install the May 2007 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (MS07-027), and then you try to open Windows Internet Explorer 7. After you do this, the File Download – Security Warning dialog box may open, and you may receive the following message:

Do you want to save this file?
The File Download – Security Warning dialog box also refers to the "navcancl" file name. After you close this dialog box, you cannot start Internet Explorer 7.

Finally Microsoft has released a Knowledge base article to dell with this issue Microsoft Knowledge Base article 937409 ( thanks to the IEBlog Follow Up to Internet Explorer May 2007 Security Update)

Method 2: Grant permissions to the "Temporary Internet Files" folder

To complete Method 2 on a Windows XP-based computer or on a Windows Server 2003-based computer, follow these steps:

Click Start, click Run, type inetcpl.cpl, and then click OK.

On the General tab, click Settings in the Browsing History area.

Click View Files.

In Windows Explorer, move to the folder that contains the "Temporary Internet Files" folder.

In the right-pane, right-click an empty area, and then click Properties.

On the Security tab, click the name of the affected user in the Group or user names box. If the name of the affected user is not listed, follow these steps:

Click Add.

In the Enter the object names to select box, type the name of the affected user, and then click OK.

In the Group or user names box, click the name of the affected user.

In the Permissions for User_Name box, click to select the Full Control Allow check box.

Click Apply, and then click OK.

Close Windows Explorer.

Click OK two times.

Start Internet Explorer 7.

Funny thing about the Knowledge base article, its wrong the Temporary Internet Files folder is a system folder us low admin's can't reset permissions on the folder.  You can how ever move the folder which will allow ie to correctly run once with one tab ( oddly enough, not very useful).  My temporary solution rather then uninstalling the update yet again was to completely disable phishing( thankfully this feature is not of much use.).

How to disable Phishing Filter ( in Windows XP)
  1. start, run type inetcpl.cpl
  2. Click the Advanced tab.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the screen up about six items is "Phishing Filter"
  4. Select "Disable Phishing Filter" ( turning it off will not work it must be disabled )
  5. Click the ok button
  6. now start up ie and browse the Internet, just don't click any links from email ;)
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