ActiveX

Classification

Other

Other

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ActiveX, OCX

Summary

There are no ActiveX viruses known to us at the moment. However, this is likely to change in the future.

There are some known and potentially dangerous OCX ActiveX applets out there, but no viruses.

One example is OCX.Exploder, an applet that shuts down Windows. This applet is no longer detected by FSAV since it can be used as an useful tool as well.

Removal

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

Find out more

Knowledge Base

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User Guide

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Contact Support

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Submit a sample

Submit a file or URL for further analysis.

Technical Details


Variant:JS.ActiveXComponent

F-Secure Anti-Virus found a HTML page that contains reference to a known vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The vulnerability allows execution of code in the current user context. Furhter information, including a fix, is available from Microsoft: https://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms00-075.asp