snopes.com: F1 Key Virus.

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by kraut, May 10, 2010.

  1. kraut

    kraut Guest

    From http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/f1key.asp



    Microsoft has issued a warning against a new virus that they do not
    yet have a patch for ... it is attached to Internet Explorer and the
    user will get a window prompt requesting them to press the F1 key.
    Doing this then causes malicious code to be run on your computer.

    So ... DO NOT press F1 if you are prompted - no matter how many times.
    Evidently, it will pester you repeatedly. Either X out of the window
    or Explorer all together.
     
    kraut, May 10, 2010
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  2. It's a software exploit, *not* a virus.
     
    FromTheRafters, May 10, 2010
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  3. From: "kraut" <>

    Snopes is NOT an authorative source.

    http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0483

    It is a vulnerability, NOT a virus !
     
    David H. Lipman, May 10, 2010
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