Threat Description

Black Widow

Details

Aliases:Black Widow, Black Widow
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



'Black Widow' is a common name used for rogue Java applets available in the WWW.

So far, no viruses written in Java or utilizing the Java holes in Netscape have been found. Other security problems have been located in Java applets, though.

Do not that 'Black Widow' is also a product name for a Java-based ORB (Object Request Broker) made by PostModern Computing. See the PostModern Computing website.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More

You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.








Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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