Malicious Attack Codes in PowerPoint Files

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Word is going around that there is a malicious attack code, attached to PowerPoint files, that's been infecting files and damaging computers.  Is this a .exe file?  How can users recognize these files?

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Malicious Attack Codes in PowerPoint Files


Hi Gracekmakris,

Its getting more and harder to notice a malware nowadays.

Exploit you are talking about is not in .EXE extension rather it is a normal PPT format. but this presentation isn't normal by any means.

File contains a shellcode that is triggered when the presentation starts which looks for a vulnerability and then creates a malicious file in the temp folder and the presentation is continued as a normal one.

Best practice to do to prevent such threat is to have a good antivirus and antispyware program that is updated and perform a complete system scan.

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