Update that helps you manage your Internet Explorer 11 search provider

Introduction

This article describes an update that helps you manage and control your Internet Explorer 11 search provider settings.

More Information

This update contains the following improvements:
  • Helps you maintain control over your Internet Explorer 11 search provider. After you install this update, you are prompted about any external requests to change the search provider. For example:
    • When unknown software that is external to Internet Explorer tries to change the search provider, you are prompted by a notification bar.
    • User-initiated changes to the Internet Explorer search provider settings are recognized as trusted changes.

Update information

To enable this update, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to Microsoft Update.

For technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, go to the following Microsoft website:Note This update was first included in security update 2976627.

For more information about security update 2976627, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2976627 MS14-051: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: August 12, 2014

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References

See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
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Article ID: 2988414 - Last Review: 12 Aug 2014 - Revision: 1

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