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“This is not a patch. It is a workaround that you can download from the Microsoft Web site,” Reguly said. “The average enterprise or individual is unlikely to deploy this Fix it. They are great options for the security minded but the average Joe is still going to be vulnerable.”
Reguly compared it to a leaky roof. What Microsoft is offering up, he said, is the equivalent of placing a thimble under the leak. In other words, you'll catch a few drips but ultimately it's ineffective over the long term.
“In order for Fix it solutions to truly be effective, Microsoft needs to have a way to push them out to all users and I don't see them doing that with a workaround. There are too many potential compatibility issues and workarounds don't generally see the same rigorous testing that patches do,” Reguly said.
“It'd be interesting to statistics regarding how many people view the Fix it page versus those that download the Fix it versus those that apply the Fix it. I wonder if Microsoft has any of those numbers and would be interested in releasing them," he added.