Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

FrontPage Extension Security Risk!

FrontPage Extension Security Risk!

FrontPage Extension Security Risk!

Just wanted to warn people about an Internet Security problem for all people who have installed FrontPage extensions on their machine(s).
According to Microsoft, "dvwssr.dll" contains a secret password that could be used to gain illicit access to to hundreds of thousands of Internet sites. They have urged people who find it on their machine(s) to delete it immediately, but I suggest you open it with notepad and look for the offending code which states that Netscape are 'weenies' (can u find it?) and then delete the file.
If you don't believe me, ask Microsoft...

RE: FrontPage Extension Security Risk!

i found it by opening notepad. it is written backwards. are you sure it is safe to delete?

RE: FrontPage Extension Security Risk!

Definately! I removed mine and I've had no problems at all.

Instead of just deleting it, why not rename it form dvwssr.dll to dvwssr.old and then if you do get problems you can always change it back (but you won't get problems).

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close