Internet Explorer users (versions 5.5, 6, 7) have been unable to access a large portion of the internet since Friday. Essentially users of Internet Explorer have been unable to access sites that use the SiteMeter analytics tool, and are recieving an error message instead. The error reads something like “Internet explorer cannot open the Internet site http://example.org – Operation aborted.”
SiteMeter, thus far, has not acknowledged the problem.
Is there a solution? Just download and install the free Firefox web browser. In five minutes you’ll be able to access every inch of the internet again. Of course you’re free to switch back to IE after SiteMeter gets their act together, but trust me, you won’t want to.