Windows MetaFile Vulnerability Checker

If you are a Windows user, make sure to update your computer with the latest patch from GRC or Microsoft.

I already posted this here, but it is important enough for me to put it here on my business site as well. Sorry to those who will get this more than once!

If you are running Windows, especially XP, you should check your computer to see if it is vulnerable to the infamous Windows MetaFile vulnerability.

Steve Gibson, of grc.com has created an small tool to check your computer quickly and easily. Download it here.

If you are not vulnerable, it means you have either installed one of the previous patches or else you’ve used Windows Update to get the official patch (make sure you are using Internet Explorer for the MS Update page).

If the tool tells you that you are vulnerable, make sure to follow its instructions on getting the correct patch.

I just ran the MetaFix tool from Steve this morning, and am now good to go.

Author: Lance Willett

My name is Lance, I am a blogger and web craftsman making high-quality, engaging, and user-centered experiences for people that use WordPress. México-born. Product Excellence Manager at Automattic.

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