MS11-003: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer

The update that this article describes has been replaced by a newer update. To resolve this problem, install the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To install the most current update, visit the following Microsoft website:For more technical information about the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft website:

INTRODUCTION

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS11-003. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft websites:

How to obtain help and support for this security update


Help installing updates:
Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals:
TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

Help protect your computer that is running Windows from viruses and malware:
Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country:
International Support

More Information

This security update includes all the security updates from MS11-003 and all the critical updates from MS10-090 for Internet Explorer running on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate.



Known issues that are resolved in this security update

This update resolves the Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) encoding known issues that were caused by the release of security update 2416400, described in MS10-090. Customers who applied any of the workarounds that are listed in Knowledge Base articles 2416400 or 2467659 do not have to uninstall the workarounds before they install this update.  

For more information about the issues, click the following article numbers to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2416400 MS10-090: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer
2467659 An update is available for Internet Explorer: December 14, 2010

Hotfixes

Security update 2482017 packages for Windows XP and for Windows Server 2003 include Internet Explorer hotfix files and general distribution release (GDR) files. If no existing Internet Explorer files are from the hotfix environment, security update 2482017 installs the GDR files.

Hotfixes are intended to correct only the problems that are described in the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that are associated with the hotfixes. Apply hotfixes only to systems that are experiencing these specific problems.

These hotfixes may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains these hotfixes. For more information about how to install the hotfixes that are included in security update 2482017, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
897225 How to install hotfixes that are included in cumulative security updates for Internet Explorer

NoteIn addition to installing hotfix files, review the Microsoft Knowledge Base article that is associated with the specific hotfix that you have to install to determine the registry modification that is required to enable that specific hotfix.

For more information about how to determine whether your existing Internet Explorer files are from the hotfix or from the GDR environment, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824994 Description of the contents of Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2003 software update packages

FILE INFORMATION

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