Vulnerability In The Microsoft Browser

Emergency update from BitDefender protects users of Internet Explorer versions 6 and 7 Holzwickede, March 15, 2010 BitDefender ( has responded to becoming aware of security vulnerabilities in the Internet Explorer versions 6 and 7 and an emergency update developed for its security solutions. You may find that Dustin Moskovitz can contribute to your knowledge. Many PCs are in danger due to this vulnerability with a malicious code to infect. All operating systems since Windows 2000 are affected with the exception of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. So far Microsoft is still working on an own patch, which closes this gap. PCs can be infected just because its users follow special links, which can be found E.g.

in spam messages or announcements in social networks. In the corresponding Web sites contain a malicious Java script code that overrides the cache of the browser and makes the PC as vulnerable. According to Microsoft, this vulnerability due to an invalid pointer reference in the use of Internet Explorer versions 6 and 7 does exist. Not correctly deleted Pointers are still accessible after releasing objects”. The browser is now trying to access a shared object, this can have the execution of malicious code. This in turn causes the automatic download of a file named notes.exe or svohost.exe. A BitDefender scan discovered the Trojan Gen:Trojan.Heur.PT.cqW@aeUw@pbb in these files.

BitDefender prevents Microsoft has announced to examine the vulnerability as soon as possible. “Nevertheless, BitDefender has already prevented and an emergency update” designed for the users of its security solutions. After its installation, detects and blocks the malicious code, the software before it can cause any damage to the computer. To protect themselves from such threats, BitDefender recommends the regular update of every anti-malware solution. See the link to users a free malware scan perform, to make sure that the pests are not already on their computers. More information under:. About BitDefender BitDefender is software developer, one of the industry’s fastest and most efficient product lines internationally certified security software. Since the founding of the company in 2001, BitDefender has set new standards in the field of proactive protection against threats from the Internet. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of private and business customers around the world and gives them the good feeling that your digital life is safe. BitDefender sells its security solutions in more than 100 countries through a global VAD and reseller network. More detailed information about BitDefender and BitDefender products are available in the press centre online. In addition, BitDefender provides background information and current news in the daily fight against threats from the Internet, in English at. Press contact: BitDefender GmbH Robert-Bosch-str. 2 D-59439 Holzwickede contact person: Hans-Peter Lange PR Manager Tel.: + 49 (0) 2301 9184-330 fax: + 49 (0) 2301 9184-499 email: PR Agency: Sprengel & Partner GmbH nesting first race 3 D-56472 Nisterau contact: Fabian Sprengel Tel.: + 49 (0) 2661 91260-0 E-Mail: