Threat Description



Category: Other
Type: Other
Platform: N/A
Aliases: ActiveX, OCX


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.


Automatic action

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

More scanning & removal options

More information on scanning or removal options is available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

Contact Support

For further assistance, F-Secure customers can request support online via the Request support or the Chat forms on our Home - Global site.

Technical Details


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:


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