A recently discovered vulnerability affects Internet Explorer versions up to version 9, running on Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7.
This arstechnica article quotes HD Moore as saying,
Just keep in mind that even if you don't use IE for day-to-day browsing, a lot of tools you use do embed IE and those are vulnerable.
Assuming that I can't deploy Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) through a group policy, I might have to visit every machine. Each one has probably dozens of applications installed. The EMET has per-executable mitigations. For example, the mitigation for excel.exe is potentially different from the mitigation for word.exe, and so on. So I need to consider mitigation for at least one executable in every application. (Some apps have a lot more than one executable.)
To make the most effective use of time to mitigate this particular IE risk, I'd like to know which installed applications actually embed Internet Explorer. If I know which ones have IE embedded, I'd assume those were the riskiest, and I could define mitigations for those first.
At a command prompt, is there any way to tell which applications have embedded Internet Explorer? I have a fairly complete toolbox of command line tools; I can even boot a Linux live CD if I need to. But I haven't the first clue what to look for.