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Just a quick note to let all you loyal Security Fix readers know how grateful I am for the feedback, suggestions and thoughtful comments posted to this blog over the past few months.

Starting out back in March and April, readers reported a few display problems with ads bleeding into the content.  We managed (I hope) to work out the kinks there, but please let us know if you have any problems reading this blog in your browser. Also, we are working on tweaking the design and display of the blog's landing page so that a greater number of blog posts will be viewable there.

A number of readers have requested additional features, such as a "Print This Article" or "E-mail This Article" link on each blog entry. Those are excellent suggestions, and rest assured we are considering ways to implement them. As some readers have suggested, simply cutting and pasting the relevant text into a word processing document or e-mail should do the trick in the meantime.

Several Security Fix readers have complained of trouble viewing the video guides we produced to help people secure their computers. We have tried to replicate the problem in-house, but were unable to find any glitches with the playback. If you are viewing the videos and have similar problems, please let us know exactly what you're seeing/hearing (or not seeing/hearing) -- the more specific the better. We may produce more of these guides, and any feedback would be helpful in making sure future videos work for everyone. In the meantime, I am working on putting together a script of the video guide instructions for anyone interested in printing them out.

Finally, keep the responses coming! And don't be shy about posting your thoughts, comments and criticisms on each post. I enjoy it when readers take issue with something I write, but please keep your feedback free of ad hominem attacks and/or profanity, as such posts will be deleted.

By Brian Krebs  |  June 30, 2005; 12:01 PM ET
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Re: video guides -- I think they are great. I'm sort of the guru among my friends when it comes to computer security. I have sent the guides by link to several friends, especially the ones who don't get the importance of keeping their computers secure. I enjoy reading your column daily.

Posted by: Ruth | July 1, 2005 12:31 PM | Report abuse

I also very much enjoy reading your columns and I have I think good security for my computer but would like to know why I'm getting these iexplorer.exe-Application Errors coming up all of a sudden sence I have downloaded the new 8 windows updates last month, I would like it very very much if you could please tell me what might be the problem. Thank You

Posted by: Flo | July 5, 2005 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Hey Flo,

The problem is that you're using Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe)! Using IE to download and install another browser, then set that other browser to be your default. If you can install patches through automatic updates, you can avoid using IE altogether.

Otherwise, when was the last time you used anti-spyware tools like Adware or Spyware Blaster on your computer? That might be why you keep getting errors when using IE.

Posted by: Joe | July 5, 2005 3:13 PM | Report abuse

screencasts-- A friend just recommended your security fix videos to me. These are great! What a cool idea. Why don't software makers do this for their products ...

If you don't mind my asking, how do you create these?


Posted by: Scott | July 10, 2005 8:26 PM | Report abuse

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