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- Fix it solution for peer factory in iepeers.dll An application compatibility database was created that disabled peer factory in the iepeers.dll binary for supported versions of Internet Explorer on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
To remove this application compatibility database and to restore the original settings, click the Fix it button in the "Fix it solution for peer factory in iepeers.dll" section.
- Fix it solution for Data Execution Prevention
We have created an application compatibility database that will enable Data Execution Prevention (DEP) for all versions of Internet Explorer that support DEP. You do not need this database if you are using Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) or on Windows Vista SP1 or later versions. This is because Internet Explorer 8 opts-in to DEP by default on these platforms.
To install this application compatibility database, click the Fix it button in the "Fix it solution for Data Execution Prevention" section.
- This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
- If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.
Fix itbutton or link. Click
File Downloaddialog box, and then follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.
|Enable the application compatibility database||Disable the application compatibility database|
- If you decide not to install the current security update, and you instead choose to use the workaround that is described in MS10-018, you can click the Fix it button to enable or disable DEP. Then, click Run in the File Download dialog box and follow the steps in the wizard.
- These wizards may be in English only. However, the automatic fixes also work for other language versions of Windows.
- If you are not on the computer that has the problem, save the Fix it solutions to a flash drive or a CD and then run it on the computer that has the problem.
- These wizards do not apply to Windows 2000-based operating systems because Windows 2000 does not support DEP.
- For this workaround to be effective, your processor must support Hardware-enforced DEP. For more information about how to determine whether your system supports Hardware-enforced DEP click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:912923 How to determine that hardware DEP is available and configured on your computer
Known issues with this security update
Non-security-related fixes that are included in this security update
General distribution release (GDR) fixesIndividual updates may not be installed, depending on the version of Windows and the version of the affected application. Please view the individual articles to determine your update status.
|Article number||Article title|
|975623||A memory leak occurs when the InnerHTML property of an element is updated repeatedly in Internet Explorer 8|
|974895||Colors are not displayed correctly when you view a JPEG image in Internet Explorer 8|
|974537||Part of a pop-up window appears off-screen in Internet Explorer 8|
|972551||You cannot select a drop-down list in a modal dialog box in Internet Explorer 8 after you set the document.domain property|
|957588||Internet Explorer 6 may crash randomly when you browse some Web sites that display a PNG file on a Windows Server 2003-based computer|
|974322||"Operation aborted" error message when you open a Web page that uses the appendChild method in Internet Explorer 8 or in Internet Explorer 7|
|979887||Error message when you view a Web page in Internet Explorer 8: "Unexpected call to method or property access"|
|979896||Table column width shrinks when you use the table-layout:fixed attribute in Internet Explorer 8|
|979926||The history.length value is calculated incorrectly in Internet Explorer 8 when the Automatic Crash Recovery feature is enabled|
|979942||The option to select an alternative file source does not display when you use Internet Explorer 8 to view a PDF document that contains an embedded media|
|979954||The Window.focus method does not work in Internet Explorer 8|
|979960||Internet Explorer 8 stops responding after the DllRegisterServer function takes more than five minutes to respond|
|979964||The taskbar is displayed as blank when you run Internet Explorer 7 after you install security update 976325 (MS09-072)|
|980073||Focus is lost when the Print Picture option is selected in Internet Explorer 8|
|980344||Internet Explorer 8 may crash intermittently if you enable the SmartScreen Filter after you install security update 976325|
|980025||The selected item moves out of view in a drop-down list in Excel Web Access on a computer that has Internet Explorer 8 installed|
|971257||Formatted content that is copied and then pasted from a RTF document is not displayed correctly on a computer that is running a 64-bit version of Windows|
|979898||A text block moves together with the mouse pointer when you click the LEFT ARROW key or the RIGHT ARROW key in a Microsoft SharePoint Web application in Internet Explorer 8|
|973535||A Web page is not displayed correctly in Internet Explorer 8 on a computer that is running Windows Vista|
HotfixesSecurity update 980182 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 980182 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 980182, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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: