Trend Micro: HouseCall contains virus?!

By jobeard
Dec 29, 2008
  1. December 22, 2008 (Computerworld) A bug in Trend Micro Inc.'s free online virus scanning service can be used by hackers to hijack Windows PCs running Internet Explorer, security researchers warned.

    Attackers able to dupe users into visiting a malicious Web page could exploit a vulnerability in the custom ActiveX control that Trend Micro distributes to users of its free HouseCall service, said Danish bug tracker Secunia ASP in an alert posted Sunday.

    See the article (ie click Computerworld)
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,961   +69

    jobeard, thanks millions for this important piece of information. I have been helping someone rid their system of viruses, etc. I almost used Trendmicro's online scan to help in the process. Glad I utilized NOD32 instead.
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,340   +36

    Thanks jobeard.

    In my opinion, another vote for using a browser other than IE!
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    Nod32's online scan on is pretty good. I've been using that a lot more on suspected infected systems because I don't think I've successfully ran Trend Micro's scan in well over a year on any system.
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