Published Aug 05, 2008 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Exploit:HTML/Expascii.gen

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: ObfuscatedHtml (McAfee) Downloader (Symantec) Troj/AscDld-A (Sophos) Exploit.HTML.Ascii.c (Kaspersky)

Summary

Exploit:HTML/Expascii.gen is Microsoft's generic detection for malicious web pages that contains code that exploits a vulnerability in the way that ASCII characters are interpreted in Internet Explorer. The vulnerability is tracked as CVE-2006-3227.
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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