Phel Threatens WinXP SP2

There is another Trojan out there called Phel that exploits how help files are called from web pages. There is still no patch for this exploit, originally found a couple months ago by a Chinese security company.

The program–dubbed Phel, an anagram of ‘Help,’ by antivirus firms–infects visitors to a maliciously-created Web site through Internet Explorer’s Help controls, security firm Symantec stated in an advisory. A bug in the program may prevent it from infecting some computers, the firm said.”

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