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Exploit:JS/ShellCode.gen


Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat.

Exploit:JS/Shellcode.gen is a JavaScript-enabled object that does something malicious. Malicious websites and malformed PDF documents may contain JavaScript, which tries to run code without your consent.



What to do now

The following Microsoft software detects and removes this threat:

Even if we've already detected and removed this particular threat, running a full scan might find other malware that is hiding on your PC.

Clear the cache

You should delete your temporary Internet files so your security software doesn't continue to detect this threat:

Threat behavior

Exploit:JS/Shellcode.gen is a JavaScript-enabled object that does something malicious. Malicious websites and malformed PDF documents may contain JavaScript, which tries to run code without your consent.

It's common for this detection to trigger on your Internet cache. This might indicate that you've recently visited a website or webpage that tries to download and run files in your computer.

Analysis by Matt McCormack


Symptoms

Alerts from your security software may be the only symptom.


Prevention


Alert level: Severe
First detected by definition: 1.45.287.0
Latest detected by definition: 1.115.2818.0 and higher
First detected on: Oct 07, 2008
This entry was first published on: Sep 09, 2008
This entry was updated on: Oct 14, 2013

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