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Microsoft Security Intelligence
Published Jul 19, 2010 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

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:



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.

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