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Microsoft has issued a fix for a dangerous Internet Explorer bug that left the browser highly vulnerable across every major version -- including those that run on Windows XP. Thursday, comes out of Microsoft's usual Patch Tuesday cycle because of its severity.

It affected IE 6 through 11 and allowed attackers to install malware on your computer without your permission that could be used to steal personal data, track online behavior, or gain control of the computer.

"The majority of customers have automatic updates enabled and will not need to take any action because protections will be downloaded and installed automatically," Dustin Childs of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, the company's security group, said in a blog post.

"If you're unsure if you have automatic updates, or you haven't enabled Automatic Update, now is the time." Of the decision to fix Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8, the only versions of the browser that still run on the 12-year-old Windows XP, Childs was terse.

I would advise to use the Windows automatic update or manual update, as even Windows 7 OSs need restart during installation.

Auto update: Most probably your updating couldn't be finalized as it should and that's why IS360 Security Hole is warning.Security firm Fire Eye, which discovered the previously unknown and unfixed flaw five days ago, said it saw a vulnerability used to target financial and defense institutions on Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11.Nevertheless, Microsoft's patch today fixes all affected versions of the browser.People usually mean well, but it helps no one to willingly take part in viral Facebook hoaxes.If you see this on friend’s Wall, then let them know it isn’t true."All browsers have had similar issues in the past, and never received that sort of general warning."Update at p.m.