Windows 7 Virus? cve-2012-1889

thewolfe

Senior Member
#1
I have found "cve-2012-1889" in the Control Panel in Programs. Looks like it may be a bad guy. Is it, what does it do, and how do I get rid of it?
 


Pauli

Extraordinary Member
Premium Supporter
#2
It has to do with Microsoft XML core services. From what I've studied, it is malicious, and may cause trouble. Microsoft has published a cure for it = check if you have any critical / important updates missing. It's originally from July 2012, Microsoft Security Advisory (2719615): Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution, meaning that if you have updates in order --- it shouldn't be a problem "anymore".

More info in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-043 - Critical : Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2722479)

To make a long story short: CHECK your updates.
 


thewolfe

Senior Member
#3
Thanks for the post. I do update regularly and did run every scan in the book, changed a bunch of passwords and prayed a lot.

The computer doesn't have any glitches so I'm going on with life.
 


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