WinRAR, a popular file utility tool, has been found to have a
In order to receive the patch, users must update the software program. If users do not do so, the known vulnerability will remain exposed. The issue is, now that hackers are aware of the security gap, they have begun exploiting it around the globe.
To prevent the malware from running, users should update WinRAR to the latest 5.70 Beta 1 Version. Then, users need to replace their existing security solution with one that deploys application whitelisting as its primary method of malware detection. Even if the software was left unpatched, (which we do NOT recommend), the malicious file sent by the hackers would not be able to install on any devices running a whitelisting agent, because CMSTray.exe is not a known, trusted file.
The vulnerability being discussed is in no way related to PC Matic. It is however, tied to WinRAR, which is a program that PC Matic will patch, as those security patches become available. If you are uncertain if WinRAR has been patched, you may run a security scan through PC Matic, and follow all suggested enhancements. Once this is complete, be sure to reboot the PC to finalize all changes.
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