Ouch, that sounds pretty severe.
I guess I’d better go manually install a hotfix?
Seriously? An email address and a CAPTCHA? Fine.
Oh, an email delivered HTTP URL pointed at an executable file? That seems totes legit.
Yup, definitely legit, it says “Microsoft” right there at the top!
Sure, let’s put those files in the root of the C:\ drive. I’m sure that’ll work.
Oh, guess it did. Magic!
Oh, wait. No files in C:\. No magic, I guess.
Let’s use Process Monitor to watch the file writes… that’s what all the cool kids have to do to install patches, right?
Ah, there you are! UAC virtualization like it’s 2006!
Of course I must, Microsoft, of course I must.