IE9: Last Supported Browser for Vista

Vistaar

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Sounds good! You might want to visit Qualys SSL Labs with IE9 (and your other old browsers). I would definitely disable TLS 1.0; 1.1 optional.
 

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wither 3

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I went to your link in IE 9. The only problem it showed is a vulnerability to Poodle. To get around that, it says to disable SSL 3.0. However, it then says that disabling the latter will prevent one from using any of the TSL options. Overall, enabling TLS 1.2 doesn't do anything for me. One of the sites (accuradio.com) I go to frequently, will open but is inoperable. Pandora simply tells me that my browser is out of date.

I ran that link in Opera and it didn't list any problems other than a few "weak" items which were the same as in IE 9.
 

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Vistaar

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You should have disabled SSL years ago - in fact you shouldn't have been using IE9 at all without both the latest security updates and support for TLS 1.2. Off topic, but you shouldn't be using a 2016 version of Opera either. (Of course that's easy for me to say, since I use Windows 10 about 99 percent of the time these days.)

Now that this thread has reached 2 pages, I should mention that its reason for existence is post #1. I have made some changes there.
 
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wither 3

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I saw your changes. I should mention that the security update that superseded the first one was installed when I did all the Win 2008 updates through December 2018.
 

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  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

Vistaar

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I presumed as much in post #19.

In case anyone else ever reads this thread, its only reason for existence is post #1.
 

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  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

Vistaar

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My IE9 is now patched to April 2019. (That is not a typo: I did not mean to write April 2017.)

IE9 April 2019.JPG

Naysayers speculate that the presence of Windows 6.0 patches less than 2 years old might cause all manner of problems. I hate to disappoint them, but I am not experiencing any problems.

scannow.JPG
 

My Computer

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  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
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    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
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