|Type||Malicious HTML Script|
|Short Description||Althought reported as false positive threat level may vary.|
|Symptoms||May open pop-ups, cause redirects or may crash PC. Antivirus or firewall disabled.|
|Distribution Method||Redirects by a PUP on the computer. Visiting suspicious sites or sites with the suspicious script in their content.|
|Detection tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen.|
Online security software keeps identifying a threat going by the name of HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen. It is reported to be associated with some websites and many users tend to believe that it is a false positive, i.e. not a real threat due to the fact that some of the sites visited are legitimate and trusted. One of those sites is http://forum.softgozar.com/ or http://ipadian.ps4em.com, and some users have complained of seeing their antivirus programs detect ScrInject threat on the computers when opened. Security engineers believe that the cause of this injector may not be the site itself since most of the sites were not on any blacklists. They are confident about the possibility that this particular HTML threat may be a virus code that is present due to the adding of external content to the website. This could be the website’s template, plugins, download buttons, social media buttons or others.
HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen – What Does It Do?
This app may perform various activities on the user’s computer, that may be somewhat connected with creating exploits to weaken a machine’s defenses. Depending on the containing of the code and the situation, this threat may either be harmless or very malicious to the user PC.
HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen – More About It
In case you have detected this or other variants of this menace, it is a sign it may have tried to force load an unfamiliar script to your computer. Foreign scripts are program code designed to interact automatically with certain programs within your computer. Such can be your firewall, antivirus software, web browser and others. There are different scripts, depending on what they do to the user. Some scripts may try to modify particular PC settings without any indication and consent to the user. Scripts like HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen are usually created to load other websites automatically in your web browser or employ tracking technologies on your computer. Tracking technologies may vary:
- Browsing cookies.
- Tracking cookies.
Local Shared Objects or Flash Cookies.
Malware researchers firmly believe that there may be some variants of this script used to install different malicious material onto the PC and eventually infect it with viruses. This is why it is strongly advisable to employ a second, external firewall, like ZoneAlarm that monitors the processes and detects any external process on your machine.
Removing HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen and Protecting Yourself
In case, you have visited some of the sites reported to be infested with HTML injectors or have detected such, there is a possibility that you may have become exposed to other scripts, new for your computer. An expert advice would be to install an anti-malware program that has an outstanding reputation in detecting any out of the ordinary objects and removing them. Please refer to the after mentioned tutorial to safely scan your computer for any possible threats that may be connected with HTML/ScrInject variants.