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 Disinfection

Allow F-Secure Anti-Virus to disinfect the relevant files.

For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.








Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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