Description of Internet Explorer
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.01 for Windows 98
- Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.01 for Windows 98 Second
- Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.01 for Windows 95
- Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.01 for Windows NT
This article describes the additions and changes in Microsoft
Internet Explorer 5.01. Internet Explorer 5.01 is build
5.00.2919.6307 and is an update to Internet Explorer 5.
additional information about using or troubleshooting Internet
Explorer, visit the Internet Explorer FAQ and Support Highlights
page at the following Microsoft Web site:
For additional information about how to obtain Internet Explorer
5.01, click the article number below to view the article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Availability of Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
Additions and Changes
Reuse Windows for Launching ShortcutsOn the Advanced
tab of Internet Options, there is a new feature called "Reuse
Windows for Launching Shortcuts". When enabled, it uses an existing
browser window when a universal resource locator (URL) is opened.
When it is not selected, a new browser window is opened when a URL
is called. This new feature is enabled by default. For additional
information about this new feature, click the article number below
to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of Reuse Windows for Launching Shortcuts Setting
Browse in New ProcessThe "Launch Browser Windows in a
separate process" feature in Internet Explorer 5.0 and Microsoft
Windows 98 Second Edition and "Browse in New Process" in Internet
Explorer 4.x and Windows 98, has been removed from Internet Explorer
5.01. For additional information about this feature being removed,
click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft
Launch Browser Windows in a Separate Process Not Available
Internet Explorer Patching TechnologyInternet Explorer 5.01
Setup contains a new client-server-based binary patching download
mechanism. When you choose to install Internet Explorer 5.01, Setup
scans the local computer for previous versions of Internet Explorer
files, and then only the files and binary patches that are necessary
to install Internet Explorer 5.01 on your computer are downloaded.
This reduces the download size of Internet Explorer 5.01 by
including only those files necessary for the upgrade.
56-Bit EncryptionThere have been several changes to
encryption in Internet Explorer 5.01:
- Internet Explorer 5.01 uses 56-bit security that is exportable
outside of the United States and Canada. New exportable cipher
suites have been added to the Schannel.dll file that use 56-bit
data encryption and up to 1024-bit key exchange.
- Certificate date rules have changed. Child certificates are no
longer required to be within the date range of their parent
- New international Server Gated Cryptography (SGC) technology
certificates have also been added to Internet Explorer.
- If Internet Explorer 5.01 is installed over a previous version
of Internet Explorer that had 128-bit security, then Internet
Explorer 5.01 retains this security level. You can download the
128-bit upgrade package for Internet Explorer 5.01 at the
following Microsoft Web site:
Uninstallation ChangesIn previous versions of Internet
Explorer, installing over a previous copy of Internet Explorer on a
computer in which the uninstallation (backup) information had been
removed, would result in a message that warned that uninstallation
would not be available. When Internet Explorer 5.01 is installed on
an Internet Explorer 5 installation without uninstallation
information present, Internet Explorer 5.01 Setup will create new
uninstallation information and enables the uninstallation feature.
If you should choose to uninstall Internet Explorer 5.01, the
browser would be restored to the previous version of Internet
Explorer 5 that was installed prior to the Internet Explorer 5.01
Extension for Msinfo32.exeInternet Explorer 5.01 includes a
new extension for the Msinfo32.exe utility. The new extension adds
relevant technical information about Internet Explorer to the
Msinfo32.exe tool. This information includes:
To view the
information provided by this new extension:
- Which version is installed.
- Product ID.
- Application path.
- IEAK build type (if applicable).
- Encryption level (cipher strength).
- Product language.
- All Internet Explorer file versions, sizes, dates, and
- Connectivity settings, including Autodial, Http 1.1 settings,
and auto-configuration/proxy server settings.
- Cache settings (location, size, disk space on cache drive, and
- ActiveX controls installed (with status and codebase
- Content Advisor state (enabled or disabled).
- Certificates installed (personal and others).
- Trusted publishers.
- Current levels for security zones.
NOTE: Internet Explorer 5.01 does not
install Msinfo32.exe. The extension is installed and registered, but
can be viewed only on computers that have Msinfo32.exe installed.
The operating systems that include this tool are: Windows 98,
Windows 98 Second Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000 and computers with
Office 2000 installed.
- Click Start, click Run, type
msinfo32.exe, and then click OK.
- After the Msinfo32.exe tool opens, double-click the
Internet Explorer 5 branch to expand
New Certificate Revocation checking behavior in Outlook
ExpressBeginning with Outlook Express 5.01, certificate
revocation checking is disabled by default. This behavior only
occurs if you install Internet Explorer 5.01 on a computer that does
not already have Internet Explorer 5.0 installed. If you are
currently running Internet Explorer 5.0, upgrading to Internet
Explorer 5.01 respects the existing configuration. For additional
information about certificate revocation, click the article number
below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Certificate Revocation Behavior in Outlook Express
Read Receipts in Outlook ExpressYou can now request a
receipt verifying that a message has been displayed on the
recipient's computer. However, the recipient must support returning
receipts for you to receive one.
Secure Email (S/MIME) EnhancementsOutlook Express 5.01
includes support for the S/MIME version 3 specification and other
secure mail enhancements. The new features include support for CMS
formatted messages, the ability to request and return secure
receipts, the ability to send and process security labels, and the
ability to send separate signing and encryption certificates.
New Stationery in Outlook ExpressA dozen contemporary
stationery designs are included in this version of Outlook Express.
Advertising Pane While Viewing Hotmail FoldersIf you use
Outlook Express 5.01 to obtain access to your Hotmail account, an
advertising pane appears at the bottom of the Outlook Express screen
to display Hotmail advertising. This advertising pane only appears
when you view Hotmail folders. There is no supported method to
manually turn off the pane.
Issues Addressed in Internet Explorer 5.01The Internet
Explorer issues documented in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base
articles are addressed in Internet Explorer 5.01:
Internet Explorer Restriction "Always Prompt on Download"
Event Keycode Does Not Return Proper Value for ARROW Keys
Memory Leak in window.open Function Call
Internet Explorer 5 Can Leak 192 Bytes of Pool Memory When the
Content Is Refreshed
Navigate Call Causes Browser to Hang
Tabbing Problem in Java Dialog Box
Menu Bar Disappears After Using Internet Explorer for a While
Remain Connected to Internet After Send or Receive
Mapping Drive to Computer with Korean Name Causes GPF
File Upload Problem Using NTLM Authentication
Clicking Link Inappropriately Routes Through Proxy Server
Internet Explorer Error Message When Viewing a Secure Web Site
Internet Explorer Returns Error Message When Being Redirected
High-Speed Push-Technology Program May Overwrite Internet Cache
Secure FTP Through a Proxy Does Not Work Using NTLM
Second Call to FtpOpenFile() Without Write Permission Hangs
Connections No Longer Use LAN Automatic Configuration and Proxy
C5 and E5 Korean Characters Displayed as Question Mark in Internet
Error Message: "IEXPLORE.exe Exception: Access Violation
(0xc0000005), Address 0x702be865" When Installing Multiple
Packages from More Than One CAB File with an OSD File
Internet Explorer 5 Included with Office 2000 Does Not Retain the
Automatic Configuration Script Address
"Text/Plain" Content-Type Header Field Is Ignored
Autoproxy URL Not Applied to Dial-Up Connection During Internet
How to Disable Internet Explorer Password Caching
Cannot Hide Mail Toolbar Button for Non-Administrators
Silent Minimal Internet Explorer Install with Custom Components
Problem with DHTML Behaviors and Table Cell Alignment
Cross Frame Security Patch Denies Access to Office Documents
Date Formatting Problems in Internet Explorer 5
Form Text Box Does Not Accept Double-Byte Characters
Internet Explorer Linked Pages Are Being Cached in Frame Set
Pressing BACKSPACE Key in Text Input Box When Web Page Is Inactive
Causes Browser to Move Through Browser History
Internet Explorer May Not Use Images Stored in Local Cache
Web Page with "Pragma: No-Cache" Tag Stored in Cache Not Deleted
Browse Button Does Not Work Specifying a Directory or Filename
Error Message: Setup Was Unable to Install All the Components
Err Msg: IE5WZD Caused an Exception C0010000H in Module...
Internet Explorer Hangs When You Click a URL Link
No Sound After Download Is Complete in Internet Explorer 5
Cannot Spell Check Messages in Outlook Express 5
Update Available For 'DHTML Edit' Security Issue
Update Available for 'Legacy ActiveX Control' Issue
Update Available for Unsafe ActiveX Controls
Update Available for Vulnerabilities in ActiveX Controls Issue
Update Available for 'IFRAME ExecCommand' Vulnerability
Update Available for the ImportExportFavorites Issue
Update Available for Scriptlet.Typelib/Eyedog Vulnerability
Update Available for the 'Malformed Favorites Icon' Issue
Update Available for 'Active Setup Control' Vulnerability
BUG: InternetSetOption Does Not Set Timeout Values
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