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Microsoft Security Intelligence
Published Jun 25, 2018 | Updated Jun 27, 2018

Exploit:O97M/CVE-2017-12824

Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

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Summary

Microsoft Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.

This threat is an InPage document that exploits a vulnerability in InPage, a word processing software.

This malicious document can only be opened using an InPage software. When it successfully exploits the vulnerability, it creates a backdoor that logs keystrokes and steals sensitive information.

This threat is distributed through spam campaigns.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

Scanning with Microsoft Defender Antivirus or other Microsoft antimalware automatically removes threats as they are detected. However, many infections can leave remnant files and system changes. Updating your antimalware definitions and running a full scan might help address these remnant artifacts.

You can also visit our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

Secure configuration

To get the best and fastest protection from Microsoft Defender Antivirus, ensure it can connect to the cloud protection service.

Use the Windows search box to find and open the Windows Defender Security Center. Navigate to Virus & threat protection settings and enable the following:

  • Cloud-delivered protection
  • Automatic sample submission
Prevent malware infection

Refer to our guide on how to prevent malware infection.

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