Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool from Sophos

Sophos: Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool

Microsoft has already suggested a  fix or workaround for the shortcut security issue and this tool is another layer of protection to block this exploit from running on your computer.

  • Detects the Windows Shortcut Exploit
  • Blocks exploit from running
  • Works with your existing anti-virus

Block the Windows Shortcut Exploit

The Windows Shortcut Exploit is a zero-day vulnerability in all versions of Windows that allows a Windows shortcut link to run a malicious DLL file. Our free, easy-to-use tool blocks this exploit from running on your computer.

First, check your computer

Before downloading this free tool, first scan your computer with your existing anti-virus to check for and remove malware that may be present.

Stay protected from the exploit

After you have scanned your computer, download and install our Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool. Our tool will notify you if you happen to browse to an exploited link and it will block the exploit from running.

Please note: Existing Sophos Endpoint customers are already protected from the Windows Shortcut Exploit and do not need to install this tool.

Original article and a video demo for the Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool.

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2 Responses to “Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool from Sophos”

  1. Joe Says:

    Cool, calm as a bomb…………..

  2. Smite Evil Says:

    alternatively run XP inside a virtual machine on linux.. then it and the kernel can address as much ram as it likes (provided one has enough sense to populate all the slots)


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