Once again, ASV has been hit with some kind of virus. I'm not seeing it but I got a few emails and comments about it. I have no idea how it got on here or how to get it off. If anyone has any ideas on this, that would be great. Otherwise I'm going to have to shut the site down until I can figure out what's going on.
One email says his virus detector picked up Bloodhound.Exploit.6.
Bloodhound.Exploit.6 is a heuristic detection for exploits of a Microsoft Internet Explorer vulnerability. This vulnerability was discovered in February 2004.
The vulnerability results from the incorrect handling of HTML files embedded in CHM files. (CHM is the Microsoft-compiled HTML help format.)
Maybe I'm not seeing it because I don't use IE. Also, if you're using Linux or a Mac you won't see it.
I don't know what a CHM file is, so I've never used one or knowingly used one here. I wouldn't even know where to begin to look in my folders to see where it might be. I do understand that whatever this bug is, it has something to do with Outlook Express, which I stopped using about a month ago. Interestingly enough, when I tried to download and install the patch MS offered, it kept telling me that I don't have OE on my computer. Ok, whatever. I'm at a loss here.