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Friday, April 28, 2017
This vulnerability was detected in Microsoft Word. Cybercriminals have developed an active exploit for this application in the form of a Microsoft Word document. Once this document is opened, another file called doc.doc is loaded. It contains an embedded HTA script, detected by Dr.Web as PowerShell.DownLoader.72. This HTA script, written using Windows Script syntax, calls the command interpreter PowerShell. PowerShell processes another malicious script that downloads an executable file to the attacked computer.
The Anti-virus Times recommends
Updates are not made for anti-virus products just so users can be reminded of them for the umpteenth time. Behind each update message you get are serious fixes and improvements. If the anti-virus needs rebooting, it probably means your protection needs to be enhanced to deal with emerging, new threats. Do not ignore these requirements—it is better to spend a few minutes for a reboot than to have to deal with the consequences of a sudden infection.