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    Temporary WMF exploit hotfix available

    A temporary, unofficial patch for the WMF exploit is available for Windows 2000/XP/x64 users to install to rid themselves of the risk of being rooted by one of what seems to be a plague of nasties rattling around the world wide web.
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    Typical Micro$oft IMO, that it falls to an outsider to release something that will fix such a serious issue.

    I guess the fact that this thread has been here for over 24 hours and no-one has commented until now just tells us that no-one is surprised.

    On a similar but not directly related note, the number of times I've had a broken windows installation that the official MS recovery tools have been unable to fix and I've managed to fix it with some form of bootable Linux (Knoppix, Trinity Rescue Kit etc.) I can't even begin to count...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8bit
    Typical Micro$oft IMO, that it falls to an outsider to release something that will fix such a serious issue.

    I guess the fact that this thread has been here for over 24 hours and no-one has commented until now just tells us that no-one is surprised.

    On a similar but not directly related note, the number of times I've had a broken windows installation that the official MS recovery tools have been unable to fix and I've managed to fix it with some form of bootable Linux (Knoppix, Trinity Rescue Kit etc.) I can't even begin to count...

    Just my 2p's worth.
    Well done. Pat yourself on the back.
    If you'd actually read the Microsoft response you'll know that they are doing something about it but are testing it more thoroughly than usual. I've read of a couple of problems with the unofficial patch so I can see why they are wanting to fix this. You could always use one of the winternals tool kits or a PE boot disk to do the same kind of fix , but I'd hate for that to get in the way of you chalking one up over Microsoft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggerbugger
    Guilfanov's website account has been suspended.
    Probably due to the humungous amount of data that was being transferred. MS should mirror it for him

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