It also proves the necessity of Internet Explorer 7 but also the mistake Microsoft makes by limiting these defenses to only xp. Every computer should have secured Internet Explorer. The only way to do this is to make a light and secure Internet Explorer for websurfing that doesn't have any links to interior programs or does downloads directly to the root but only to a seperate folder and that doesn't make any changes to any registry or other code at your computer without asking your approval.
On www.securingit.tk you will find more freeware tools to put on your computer to make your computer and surfing more secure.
Microsoft also tells that it is important that you should use a simple user account when possible and that if you use Outlook (express) that you should have installed the latest security patch. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=33334 or go to www.windowsupdate.com
There si an exploit in the wild and the code is published even if nobody has already used it, but any person or organisation with hacking or spyware intentions can now use this method in spam or on websites. So be very very very prudent in the coming weeks on what you open or what you visit