Please explain HTA and HTAstop

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Gnostic, Apr 30, 2002.

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  1. Gnostic

    Gnostic Registered Member

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    I'm just learning how to secure my computer.  I see in the Wilders downloads a program called HTAstop.  It's suppose to protect against vulnerabilities in Microsoft's HTA.  Could someone explain HTA-what it is, what it does/allows.  Also, explain how HTAstop protects against this.  I read the developer's summary of the program, but I am still just a little bit confused.  
     
  2. Paul Wilders

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    Hi Gnostic,

    There's a fine explanation available from PSC:

    www.nsclean.com/htastop.html

    Since this isn't exactly a privacy issue, I hope you don't mind me moving this thread to a more appropriate forum.

    regards.

    paul
     
  3. Gnostic

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    Paul, I still a little dense on this subject.  Could you or someone give me a simple explanation?
     
  4. spy1

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    Gnostic - I tried a simple search (using Google from my Opera browser) , using 'HTA exploits' as the search term (without the quotes) and got hits to a number of articles that explain it pretty well. There are too many to go thru here, but by the time you finish reading them, you'll have a pretty good grasp of the subject. Pete
     
  5. Gnostic

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    Thanks Pete.  I'll read what's on the web--I need all the help I can get!!
     
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