Windows EP Users to Receive Explorer Fix

Microsoft has said users of its Windows XP Operating system will also receive the security update that will fix a flaw in the Internet Explorer browser.

Microsoft issued the update on Thursday to fix a bug that allowed hackers to gain access and user rights to computers.

The flaw was reported earlier this week, and there had been uncertainty over whether XP users would get the update when it was released.

The firm initially ceased to issue bug fixes or security updates for Windows XP, however recently decided to make an exception as the flaw was discovered just days after the support ended.

Adrienne Hall, general manager of Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft said: "Even though Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft and is past the time we normally provide security updates, we've decided to provide an update for all versions of Windows XP.

"We made this exception based on the proximity to the end of support for Windows XP."

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