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  1. Marianna

    Marianna Spyware Fighter

    Apr 23, 2002
    B.C. Canada
    Date Discovered: 2/13/2004
    Date Added: 2/17/2004
    Origin: Unknown
    Length: Varies
    Type: Trojan
    SubType: Exploit

    Virus Characteristics

    This detection covers code designed to exploit an Internet Explorer vulnerability. At the time of this writing a patch does not yet exist to cover this vulnerability.

    The exploit results in a CHM (Microsoft Compiled Help) file being written to the local system allowing for additional exploit code to then execute the downloaded file.

    The end result is the execution of arbitrary code at the permission level of the current user.

    Indications of Infection

    This exploit code could be used to execute a variety of different programs/malware. Therefore it is not possible to give specific details about how to recognize an infection.

    Method of Infection

    This threat exploits an Internet Explorer vulnerability.

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