Microsoft is offering a Fix It tool for concerned users of Internet Explorer 8 that addresses a security vulnerability being exploited in the wild.
The flaw (CVE-2013-1347) was exploited as part of an attack on the U.S. Department of Labor’s website and its users. Visitors who were running the vulnerable Internet Explorer 8 browser had their computers infected with malicious software.
The issue does not affect any other version of Internet Explorer, but many home and business users still run the ageing web browser.
Microsoft has not yet issued a proper patch for the flaw, and so as a temporary fix it is offering concerned users a one-click Fix It tool that you can get at microsoft.com.