Update for Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (KB831167)

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    If you've recently had trouble logging on to Web sites or completing Internet transactions - or if you have started seeing the message "HTTP 500 internal server error" when trying to visit secure Web sites - then you might need this update.
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      KB Articles: KB831167

      Security bulletins:MS04-004

        In the last few weeks you might have experienced difficulty logging on to secure Web sites or completing transactions on the Web. You might also have noticed more “HTTP 500 internal server error” messages.

        If you have been experiencing these problems recently, then your computer might have a recent security update installed (Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer MS04-004) that changes how Internet Explorer sends information to the Internet. Some secure Web sites do not work well with this security update and might cause you to experience the problems above.

        To fix this problem, you should download and install the following software. For additional information, see Knowledge Base article 831167.

        Note: Security updates for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me) would normally be available by request through assisted support channels, however since the issue repaired in this patch is a result of a fix in MS04-004, the Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 version of this patch will be supported on those operating systems for this release. See this announcement and the Microsoft Product Lifecycle page for Internet Explorer for additional information on support options for these platforms.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP

        This update applies to Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (SP1) with the following operating systems:
        • Windows XP SP1
        • Windows XP
        • Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me)
        • Windows 2000 SP2
        • Windows 2000 SP3
        • Windows 2000 SP4
        • Windows 98 SE
        • Windows 98
        • Windows NT® 4.0 SP6A
    • Install Instructions
        1. Click the Download button on this page to start the download, or choose a different language from the drop-down list and click Go.
        2. Do one of the following:
          • To start the installation immediately, click Open or Run this program from its current location.
          • To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.
      • Other critical security updates are available: To find the latest security updates for you visit Windows Update and click "Express Install." To have the latest security updates delivered directly to your computer, visit Protect your PC and follow the 3 easy steps to ensure you’re protected.