drive-by download


A malicious program that automatically installs itself when the victim visits a website.

The vast majority of drive-by downloads exploit vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser to install themselves.

The program may add bookmarks, change the browser start page or install unwanted browser toolbars or keyloggers that steal login and password information.

Last updated: 2020-06-24

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