Threat Description

Black Widow


Category: Malware
Platform: W32
Aliases: Black Widow


'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.


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.

Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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