Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Malware Hidden in Windows Help Files

15 Sep 2011   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
Malware Hidden in Windows Help Files


Viruses and other malicious software contained in simple help files are not news to internet security specialists, but the fact that these pieces of malware are sent using email messages is part of a more recent scheme deployed by cybercriminals to fool unsuspecting victims.

Symantec's blog informs us about these new targeted attacks that come as emails and infect our computers with all sorts of ill-intended applications that are used by those who control them to take over our virtual lives.
Malware Hidden in Windows Help Files - Softpedia

My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Thanks JMH. That is a new one for me. Never heard of that one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Malware Hidden in Windows Help Files

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Malware Hidden in Windows Help Files
Thread Forum
Solved show hidden files folders (exclude files) General Discussion
What are ~$ files that appear on desktop when hidden files show General Discussion
Files hidden in Windows Explorer General Discussion
all files hidden after malware popup System Security
Windows 7 - Hidden files issue General Discussion
Hidden System files are no longer hidden General Discussion
What files are hidden by default in Windows 7? General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:27 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33