Security: Microsoft is urging users to download emergency patch
Microsoft posted earlier this week a post reporting a bug in some versions of Internet Explorer could cause attackers to execute malicious code on users' equipment. A user can become infected by visiting a malicious web page or being tricked into clicking a link in an email.
Information is important because about 7% perform Internet 9, 10 or 11 functions that are likely to fail. In addition to browsers, major versions of Windows (7, 8.1, and 10) are also at risk.
According to the company, installing the security patch is enough to remedy the problem. Microsoft has also issued a fix for its built-in malware scanner, Windows Defender, which, if exploited, could have triggered a denial of service condition, resulting in the application crashing.