Microsoft advices 64-bit Windows 7 users to disable Aero

Posted: May 23, 2010 in Tech

Microsoft released a security advisory concerning a Windows component involved with desktop graphics display. The vulnerability lies in the Windows Canonical Display Driver (cdd.dll) for the 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Microsoft claims that the vulnerability only affects machines running the Aero graphics interface, and advises that customers “may choose to disable Windows Aero as a workaround to protect against potential threats” until the company releases a fix.


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