Animated GIF file is not displayed completely in Internet Explorer 11

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Symptoms

Assume that you clear the Play animations in webpages option on the Advanced tab in the Internet Options dialog box in Internet Explorer 11. When you view a website that contains animated GIF files, the animated GIF files are not displayed. A static image that is the first frame of the animated GIF files should be displayed. 

Resolution

Update information

To resolve this problem, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to Microsoft Update. Additionally, see the technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer.

Note This update was first included in security update MS14-056: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: October 14, 2014.

More Information

This issue occurs after you install update MS14-035: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: June 10, 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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