Updating to ie 7
Security enhancements include a phishing filter, stronger encryption on Windows Vista (256-bit from 128-bit in XP), and a "Delete browsing history" button to easily clear private data.
It also includes better support for Gzip and deflate compression, so that communication with a web server can be compressed and thus will require less data to be transferred.Microsoft's stated goal with version 7 was to fix the most significant bugs and areas which caused the most trouble for developers, however full compatibility with standards was postponed.Internet Explorer 7 additionally features an update to the Win Inet API.Internet Explorer 7 introduces the Windows RSS Platform with which it is tightly integrated and can subscribe to RSS and Atom feeds, synchronize and update them on a schedule and display them with its built-in style sheet.Version 7 is intended to defend users from phishing as well as deceptive or malicious software, and it also features full user control of Active X and better security framework, including not being integrated as much with Windows as previous versions, thereby increasing security.This has been criticised as doubly serious as the presence of a phishing filter may lull users into a false sense of security when the filter can be bypassed.
as well as minor improvements to HTML, CSS and DOM support.
This feature aims to mitigate problems whereby newly discovered flaws in the browser (or in Add-Ons hosted inside it) allowed crackers to subversively install software on the user's computer (typically spyware).
Microsoft has addressed security issues in two distinct ways within Windows Vista: User Account Control, which forces a user to confirm any action that could affect the stability or security of the system even when logged in as an administrator, and "Protected-mode IE", which runs the web browser process with much lower permissions than the user.
On October 8, 2007, Microsoft removed the Windows Genuine Advantage component of IE7, allowing it to be downloaded and installed by those without a genuine copy of Windows.
With this version, Internet Explorer was renamed from Microsoft Internet Explorer to Windows Internet Explorer as part of Microsoft's rebranding of components that are included with Windows.
In 2001, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 6 as an update to Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0 with Service Packs 6, and Windows 2000 and included it by default in Windows XP. In late 2007 Microsoft announced that IE7 would not be included as part of Windows XP SP3, with both Internet Explorer 6 and 7 receiving updates.