Aliases: CVE-2010-2568 (other)
Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.
Exploit:Win32/CplLnk.B is a detection for specially-crafted, malicious shortcut files that exploit the vulnerability described by CVE-2010-2568 and resolved with the release of Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-046.
If you browse a folder that contains the malicious shortcut using a program that displays shortcuts, like Windows Explorer, the malware runs.
Run antivirus or antimalware software
Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:
- Windows Defender Antivirus for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, or Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7 and Windows Vista
- Microsoft Safety Scanner
- Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find hidden malware.
Additional recovery instructions
This threat exploits a vulnerability discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-046. Make sure that you install the updates available from Microsoft so that your software is no longer affected by the vulnerability.