October 25, 2017
Some publications on the Web contain threat mitigation recommendations. The suggested security measures include:
- Create the read-only file C:\Windows\infpub.dat.
- Create the read-only file C:\Windows\cscc.dat.
- Use the Software Restriction Policy settings to prevent the files infpub.dat and install_flash_player.exe from being executed.
Some of these mitigation steps may have a short-term effect, but Doctor Web doesn't recommend using them as a sole means of protection. The smallest of modifications to the malware can render all those steps completely useless. Thus, a reliable anti-virus remains the most robust security tool. The latest Dr.Web version protects systems from this malware.
We will publish a detailed description of the threat once our anti-virus laboratory is finished with its research.
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