detects and removes this threat.
This threat uses a Microsoft vulnerability to download and run files on your PC, including other malware. It is also called the "MSCOMCTL.OCX RCE Vulnerability".
It runs if you visit a website, use an Office document or .rtf file (Word document), and have a vulnerable version of the following applications on your PC:
Microsoft Office 2003 SP3
Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components SP3
Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 and SP3
Microsoft Office 2010 Gold and SP1
It is most often distributed through emails.
You might get an alert about this threat even if you're not using a vulnerable version of the application. This is because we detect when a website or file tries to use the vulnerability, even if it isn't successful.