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HTTP Malicious Toolkit Variant Activity 2


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#1 TechlessOS_3211

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 10:21 PM

Today I was browsing the internet in my Sandboxed web browser (Safari) and went to download a file. However, before I could click the download button, my firewall (Norton 360) popped up and told me "A recent attack on your computer was blocked" or something of the sort. I immediately closed Safari and erased history, but I'm not sure that's enough.

So I went and looked at the details, and I was told it was a known attack called HTTP Malicious Toolkit Variant Activity 2. The question is, am I safe now? Or do I need to do some things before I'm alright?

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#2 Andrew

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 05:00 PM

"HTTP Malicious Toolkit Variant Activity 2" generally refers to a particular attack using a specially crafted PDF document which exploits a vulnerability in older versions of Adobe Reader. If the download you mentioned was a PDF and it was prevented from completing by Norton then you should be fine. Of course, it wouldn't hurt to run a malware scan and make sure that all your software is up-to-date.




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