The malware, which has been associated with the Nitro attacks that compromised the industrial and state secrets last year, was found on September 14 during the analysis of a computer machine in Luxembourg. The bug, later, was officially declared harmful on September 17.
Federal Office for Information Security has also pleaded the users to opt another Internet browser as long as the danger hangs around.
IE 9 on Windows Vista, XP, and 7 is reportedly affecting the users’ information.
In the Microsoft’s claim not many people have been hit by this malware and they have asked to deactivate the Active X and use Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit until a patch has been prepared to fight the virus.
The software company is already confronting tough times in its newest venture with Nokia and the world famous IE has dropped to number two spot following Chrome, according to StatCounter. Can Bill Gates’ company bear another blow in the market?