Published Apr 02, 2009 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Exploit:Win32/Apptom.gen

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

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Summary

Exploit:Win32/Apptom.gen is generic detection for an exploit in Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation (.PPS / .PPT) data files. The vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 2000, XP, 2003 and Mac Office. Opening the exploit on vulnerable systems could install malware onto the local computer.
Manual removal is not recommended for this threat. Use Microsoft Security Essentials or another up-to-date scanning and removal tool to detect and remove this threat and other unwanted software from your computer. For more information on Microsoft security products, see http://www.microsoft.com/protect/products/computer/default.mspx.
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