IE8 was released yesterday for general release. My XP machine is downloading it now and this Vista laptop has also notified me of it.
The update is clearly IE8, not an update for it, so it might be worth checking the exact wording. It wouldn`t surprise me if you have automatic updates switched on that IE8 was installed yesterday and an update was immediately available. Check what version of IE you currently have.
That is sneaky. There is no way to tell what the update is from the info given. I have updates set to "notify" and not install automatically, not least because I've been caught once to often with an unforseen problem. I just can imagine the problems this is going to cause.
If you use Spywareblaster make sure it's updated to 4.2 - the previous v4.1 had some issues with IE8 and could cause long delays when the browser is first opened. Spybot was also causing problems, fixed now I hope - I only use the former.
I couldn't get IE8 to work properly. The problems were bizarre. Things like it changing font sizes in my yahoo email client, you had to log out and back in to IE to alter them back. Then you would view one web site and all font sizes corrupted again. Several threads on it. If I do have another go it's definitely Acronis time. And just when my Vista "stability" thingy is happily sat on "10" day after day.
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