Hotfix Usage and Switches
After downloading, the hotfix should be run, and this will resolve the error in most cases. Note, however, that some additional options are available for running the hotfix, which might come in handy. For instance, rather than spend time in front of a computer installing the hotfix, you could run it with the /passive switch.
Switches are typically used when running applications through a command prompt or the run box. For instance, you can tap WINDOWS+R to open the Run box and entering the file path of the hotfix, and then enter the switch:
Note the space between the file path and the slash that precedes the switch.
Various other switches are available; for full details of these, check the hotfix page.
With this hotfix downloaded and installed on all relevant computers, you should be able to rest easy in the knowledge that you won’t be affected by this particular vulnerability. Remember to stay in touch with Microsoft via the RSS feed to keep your eye out for any future issues that might affect you, however.