An official fix for this problem will be released by AOL within a few days. It will be delivered to users via Netscape's auto-update feature. Netscape 8 was launched as a secure and easy-to-use web browser but only a few hours after the launch forty security flaws were found in the browser and a few days later users started reporting the problem with Internet Explorer.
An engineer from Microsoft posted the following fix on the Internet Explorer development blog:
- Uninstall Netscape 8
- Type: regedit
- Hit ENTER
- Navigate to the following:
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerPluginsExtension
- Highlight and right-click the node titled "xml" and select delete.
- Restart Internet Explorer
Why does Netscape 8 needs to change a registry key from Internet Explorer? Odd.