Currently millions of users remain in danger and the only way to save is either turning off Internet Explorer or changing the application that opens MHT files.
Microsoft Internet Explorer has created a bad reputation for security and this is still true today.
A recent exploration breakthrough says you can fall victim to an attack without doing anything, simply by having it installed on the computer.
The problem lies with the MHT web archive format that hackers can use to trick Windows users and steal their local data.
Because Windows opens MHT files using Internet Explorer, users do not have to open the browser for being at risk.
All that hackers need to have a chance to attack is to open an attachment sent by chat or e-mail.
The problem affects Windows 7, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2012 R2. The problem would not have been as critical as if it had not been publicly disclosed. Security researcher John Page decided to release the problem information because Microsoft had refused to send an urgent update.
Microsoft is taught to have said that an update will be sent to future versions of Windows. Currently millions of users remain in danger and the only way to save is either turning off Internet Explorer or changing the application that opens MHT files.