As we covered workaround to block .LNK shortcut vulnerability in Windows Shell exploited by Stuxnet Rootkit which has been released by Microsoft in their security advisory 2286198,good news is Microsoft offers Fix it for workaround to enable or disable .LNK Shortcut and PIF shortcut functionality.
So you need not require to manually disabling .LNK Shortcut as Microsoft Fix it does it for you.Due to applying Microsoft Fix it or workaround you may no longer see graphical representation of icons .
You can implement this workaround that disables .LNK Shortcut and .PIF file functionality automatically on a Computer running on Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008/Server R2.
You need to restart your Computer after using this workaround to take affect on your Computer.
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