Exploit.HTML.CVE-2013-3918.a Description

Type: Possibly Unwanted Program

Exploit.HTML.CVE-2013-3918.a is an exploit that has been uncovered recently and that may be used to execute threatening code on affected computers. In November 2013, a threat that takes advantage of a zero-day exploit in Internet Explorer's Active X control was uncovered. Exploit.HTML.CVE-2013-3918.a was found on a website based in the United States that the cybercrooks may have compromised. Computer users that visit a website containing Exploit.HTML.CVE-2013-3918.a while using Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7 or Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP may be vulnerable to an exploit that allows outsiders to drop threats on the affected computer. Fortunately, Microsoft has already released a patch to fix the Exploit.HTML.CVE-2013-3918.a vulnerability. Because of this, it is strongly recommended by malware experts that Windows and Internet Explorer users update their software and operating system at once to gain access to this recently released patch.

How Exploit.HTML.CVE-2013-3918.a is Used to Attack a Computer

The Exploit.HTML.CVE-2013-3918.a attack occurs in the background, without the victim's knowledge. Although the affected website may appear normal, in the background the Exploit.HTML.CVE-2013-3918.a may use advanced techniques to bypass the Windows' protection and run itself in memory areas. Once Exploit.HTML.CVE-2013-3918.a has been used to execute threatening code, threats associated with Exploit.HTML.CVE-2013-3918.a may connect to a remote IP address and download and install other threats.

Protecting Your Computer from Exploit.HTML.CVE-2013-3918.a and Other Exploits

To protect your computer from Exploit.HTML.CVE-2013-3918.a and other exploits keep all your programs up-to-date at all times. Another necessary measure is to use a reliable, fully updated security program to protect your computer from exploits in the wild that may not have been patched by your operating system or software's developer. Safe browsing practices also play a large role in protecting your computer from these types of infections. Avoiding websites regarded as unsafe, such as those containing pornographic material or pirated software, is a crucial part of protecting your computer from exploits like Exploit.HTML.CVE-2013-3918.a. Disabling components not used normally (such as Java) can also prevent third parties from exploiting them for their own gains.

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