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WINWORD.EXE - possible buffer overflow attack


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#1 pl1966

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:12 PM

I keep getting a problem when trying to use Word.

I open a document and get a prompt headed WINWORD.EXE tried to execute shellcode as a result of a possible buffer attack. Application WINWORD.EXE.

The text below goes on to read "This is typical of a buffer overflow attack. COMODO Defense+ has already isolated WINWORD.EXE from the rest of the system and will keep it isolated unless you skip this alert. However, it is strongly recommended to terminate this application and contact its vendor for a fix."

I get the option to skip or terminate. I'm worried about what will happen if I skip. Any advice about how I can resolve this please?

Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:47 PM

My son has fixed this by skipping.

Edited by pl1966, 22 February 2012 - 02:50 PM.





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