New versions of F-Prot Antivirus Windows and F-Prot Antivirus for Exchange

4 January 2006

FRISK Software has released versions 3.16e of F-Prot Antivirus for Windows and version 1.2.3 of F-Prot Antivirus for Exchange.

These newest versions of F-Prot Antivirus for Windows and F-Prot Antivirus for Exchange include a number of important bugfixes as well as providing enhanced scanning of Windows Metafile images (WMF) for embedded malware. WMF files disguised, among other things, as JPG images have increasingly been taking advantage of a recently discovered yet serious vulnerability in Windows in order to run malicious code on susceptible machines.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability can allow an attacker to gain complete control over an affected computer who can then use it to send out spam e-mail or spread viruses and other malware further. A number of different exploits have a appeared over recent days and these newest versions of F-Prot Antivirus for Windows and F-Prot Antivirus for Exchange detect and delete all known exploits as well as detecting previously unknown malware attempting to take advantage of this WMF vulnerability.

Updating F-Prot Antivirus

We recommend that users of F-Prot Antivirus for Windows and F-Prot Antivirus for Exchange update their programs to versions 3.16e and 1.2.3, respectively, as soon as possible.

Please visit our update center to update your program now.

Current and previous versions of F-PROT Antivirus products:

For information on current versions of F-PROT Antivirus products and the latest virus signature files, visit our current versions page.

To view the release dates of all previous versions of F-PROT Antivirus products, please click here.

Commtouch® is a leading developer of anti virus software and anti spam filtering services. Commtouch's anti virus computer software, F-PROT Antivirus, is available for a number of operating systems such as Windows, Linux, BSD, Solaris, and AIX as well as the Microsoft Exchange groupware.

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