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Do you have an ASK Toolbar installed? Beware…

November 23rd 2016 in viruses and exploits, Vulnerabilities

Discovery by Red Canary:

“On 5 November, Red Canary detected suspicious activity associated with Windows applications distributed by the Ask Partner Network (a.k.a. APN, Ask.com, or simply Ask). Upon further inspection, we discovered that Ask’s software was being co-opted by a malicious actor to execute malicious software on victims’ endpoints. “

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