Published May 04, 2010 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Exploit:JS/Sykipot.A

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Exploit.JS.CVE-2010-0806.j (Kaspersky) Exploit.JS.CVE-2010-0806 (Ikarus) JS.Sykipot (Symantec) JS_SYKIPOT.F (Trend Micro)

Summary

Exploit:JS/Sykipot.A is a detection for obfuscated script files that exploit a vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The vulnerability has been resolved with the release of Microsoft Security Update MS10-018.
To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may have been installed, run a full-system scan with an up-to-date antivirus product such as Microsoft Security Essentials, or the Microsoft Safety Scanner. For more information about using antivirus software, see http://www.microsoft.com/security/antivirus/av.aspx.
Additional recovery instructions
This malware exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer that has been resolved with Microsoft Security Update MS10-018. Install the security update to prevent this malware from re-infecting your computer.
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