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  4. HTTP HP Instant Support ActiveX Activity

HTTP HP Instant Support ActiveX Activity

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.


This signature detects an attempt to instantiate an object that has been killbitted by the vendor. A malicious use of this ActiveX control could potentially result in undesired behavior on the target machine.

Additional Information

HP Instant Support - HP has issued an advisory and an update that addresses vulnerabilities. Please see the advisory from HP for more information and download locations. This kill bits are being set at the request of the owner of the ActiveX control. Customers who require support should contact HP.


  • HP Instant Support and earlier are affected.


Download and install the latest HP Instant Support ActiveX Control.
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