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Summary of HTML/Iframe@expl
Risk Level: Low
Distribution:Low
Payload: Compromises the system security by allowing execution of the attachment without notice.
 
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Brief description
Removal Instructions

Brief Description

HTML/Iframe@expl is an exploit in Internet Explorer. It is a vulnerability that allows attachments to run when users view the attachment. The malicious code is embedded in the HTML part of the email. Malicious attachments can be run this way without the users knowledge or before the user can do anything about it.

Further information can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS01-020.asp.



Removal Instructions
Download and install the patch from: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS01-020.asp.

Guidelines on Safe Computing
  • Make sure you always have the latest version of F-Prot Antivirus installed on your computer and update the virus signature files regularly:


  • Be extremely careful when opening e-mail from anyone you do not know. Attachments are especially dangerous. Never run an attachment unless you know exactly what it is, even if it appears to have been sent to you by someone you know. Most worms have the ability to falsify the "From" address.


  • Make sure that your operating system is up-to-date. If you are using Windows, use Windows Automatic Updates and download the service packs when they are released. For more information on keeping Windows up-to-date, please visit Microsoft's Windows Update web site.


  • If you are using Internet Explorer / Outlook Express or Office / Outlook, make sure that you always have the latest versions. Old versions may contain security holes that are used by virus writers to access your computer. Please visit Microsoft's Windows Update web site to update Internet Explorer and Outlook Express and Microsoft's Office Update web site to update Office and Outlook.


  • Use a firewall. When you are browsing the Internet, the firewall creates a shield between your computer and possible malicious content on the Internet. For more information click here.


  • Scan all removable media (CD-ROMs, floppy disks, USB keys, external hard drives etc.) before you open or run any content on it.


  • Scan all files that you receive through the IRC, MSN, ICQ, Kazaa and other such on-line services.


  • Use software that detects ad-ware and spyware. For more information click here.

 


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