Published Nov 02, 2010 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

HackTool:JS/Firesheep

High |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

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Summary

HackTool:JS/Firesheep is Microsoft's detection for components of a hacking tool known as Firesheep. The tool is used as a plugin for the web browser Firefox to hijack user sessions within an unsecure network such as a public Wi-Fi hotspot or access point.
Programs designated as Hacktool are generally installed intentionally by a computer user. Deleting the installed components will remove it. Alternatively, to detect and remove this software, run a full-system scan with an up-to-date antivirus product such as the following:
 
 
For more information on antivirus software, see http://www.microsoft.com/windows/antivirus-partners/.
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