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MS10-054 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a group of critical vulnerabilities in the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol on Windows 2008/7/Vista/2003/XP, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed and denial of service attacks to be launched.
Server Message Block (SMB) is the file sharing protocol used by default on Windows-based computers.
If exploited successfully, MS10-054 allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged on user. It could cause the vulnerable system to stop responding until it is restarted.
MS10-054 is usually exploited by creating a specially crafted SMB packet and sending it to an affected system.
If you have a Windows 2008/7/Vista/2003/XP computer, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.
Bear in mind that this security bulletin replaces a previous one called MS10-012.