Critical flaw in Windows deserves new Microsoft fix

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Microsoft has come forward with a fix to repair two high-risk Windows flaws that allow remote control of infected machines.

The fix is ​​already the second made available by the company to repair the same vulnerability, since the first – released with the latest monthly security bulletin – caused problems on machines that use connections dial up to access the Internet.

Some of the machines with this connection stopped responding after applying the patch, acknowledged the company that received several complaints from users.

The complaints prompted Microsoft to warn users under these conditions to wait for the release of a new version of the fix.

Given the seriousness of the failures in question and the fact that a exploit, the company eventually came up with a new correction before the next security bulletin arrives. This new release also included other fixes.

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