Vulnerability in AVG security toolbar

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by hawki, Jul 8, 2014.

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  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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    "Implementation issues with AVG Secure Search, a browser toolbar from antivirus vendor AVG Technologies that’s supposed to protect users from malicious websites, could have allowed remote attackers to execute malicious code on computers.

    The toolbar, also known as AVG SafeGuard, supports Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox running on Windows XP and later, and is often bundled as an optional installation with popular free software programs.

    According to researchers from the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) at Carnegie Mellon University, versions 18.1.6 and older of AVG Secure Search and AVG SafeGuard install an ActiveX control called ScriptHelperApi in Internet Explorer that exposes sensitive functionality to websites.........."

    Sorry if this is old news.


    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2451...g-security-toolbar-puts-ie-users-at-risk.html
     
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