The government of Germany has issued a warning to their citizens asking them to use alternatives to Internet Explorer because of a security issue that has been discovered over the weekend.

Germany’s Internet Explorer users have been urged to use alternative browsers like Firefox or Chrome until a patch is issued by Microsoft.

Microsoft is currently working on a patch and asks users to install the latest version of their Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit as a temporary measure until this patch is released.

I personally use Firefox to browse and Spybot’s Search & Destroy immunity function, which instructs all of the browsers to block problematic sites. But I’ve turned Spybot’s resident “SDHelper” and “Teatimer” off to avoid conflicts with my security software.