About this update

This update provides support for a new safe preference feature that provides a more family-friendly web browsing experience for users. After you install the update and enable the web filtering feature in Microsoft Family Safety, Internet Explorer adds a "prefer: safe" HTTP header to every HTTP request to indicate that the user prefers a family-friendly browsing experience. Web sites that receive this header should filter out adult material that is unsuitable for children when the web sites respond to the HTTP requests. The header is not widely supported by web sites today. However, we hope to see sites voluntarily use the header over time. Microsoft Bing supports the header as a way to turn on the Safe Search feature for Bing, and this removes links to adult material from search results. The safe preference feature is supported by Internet Explorer 11 and Internet Explorer 10.


Update information

To resolve this issue, 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:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspxNote This update is included in security update 2975687.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2975687 MS14-037: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: July 8, 2014

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