Internet Explorer

Microsoft privacy plan angers advertisers

 Microsoft employees and guests mingle at a pop-up Microsoft Store. The software giant has angered trade groups and advertisers because it says it will not change an automatic setting in its newest version of Internet Explorer that tells websites not to track user behaviour. Photo: AP Microsoft is sticking with a decision to make it harder to track users’ online behaviour, earning plaudits from privacy groups while drawing fire from the advertisers its money-losing Web unit needs most.Thursday, 13 December, 2012, 3:13pm

Germany urges public to stop using Internet Explorer

The German government urged the public on Tuesday to temporarily stop using Microsoft Corp’s Internet Explorer following discovery of a yet-to-be repaired bug in the web browser that the software maker said makes PCs vulnerable hacker attacks.

19 Sep 2012 - 8:52am

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6 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


Three years ago, my niece bought me a laptop computer that runs Windows XP. It also has software such as Outlook Express and Norton installed. I have stored my e-mail messages in various folders inside Outlook Express. I am able to transfer an e-mail from Outlook to 'My Documents' on the hard disk but I cannot transfer an entire folder. Can you help?

JFS Batson, Wan Chai

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

New browser ready for free downloading

Customised Internet browsers will be a fad if the release of the first-ever Pokemon Internet Browser becomes successful.

The new Internet browser is available free for downloading at http://www.

A free CD-ROM version of the Pokemon Internet Browser can also be ordered via the Web site.

17 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Reinstalling only way for IE password woes

I am running Windows 98 and have managed to make a problem for myself with Internet Explorer. I experimented with setting content ratings, for which you have to create a password. I did this, setting what I thought was a simple password, but I neglected to write it down. I also did not realise I now have to use the password before I can access any Internet sites not given my rating.

14 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

MCIS upgrade for China

Microsoft China has launched version 2.0 of its MCIS software in the mainland.

MCIS, the Microsoft Commercial Internet System, is aimed at commercial service providers and includes e-mail, news, exchange chat and Netshow servers, a membership system, the Site Server Commerce Edition and Internet Connection Services for RAS Commercial Edition software.

25 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Internet Explorer 3.0

Internet users have posted do-it-yourself instructions on how to remove Microsoft's Internet Explorer 3.0 browser from Windows 95, according to on-line news service CNET.

6 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Bug fixes for Explorer 4.01

Microsoft has released its Internet Explorer 4.01 with new features which are bug fixes, said Internet news service Cnet. Without improvement in speed, the new version of Internet browser has incorporated solutions for previously found bugs.

9 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Victims of our own desire to test the limits

Security seems to be the pervasive issue on the Internet. It keeps rearing its ugly head.

Web sites get hacked into and their home pages changed. Credit card numbers might be stolen. Military secrets are pried into. Rogue code attacks a user's system.

4 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Dragon wakes up to the Net

Microsoft has awoken like a sleeping dragon to embrace the Internet with a browser - Internet Explorer - and other technologies aimed at knocking Netscape Navigator out of the number one position in Web browsers.

2 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Microsoft unveils beta of Explorer 3

Microsoft is not reeling from the announcement of the new Network Computer (NC) by Oracle, and others.

Steadfastly confident in its new Internet software developments, the company hosted a Microsoft Worldwide Internet Seminar in Hong Kong last week.

28 May 1996 - 12:00am