Recently Autodesk has discovered 3rd-party MAXScript exploit, “PhysXPluginMfx” can corrupt 3ds Max software’s settings, run malicious code, and propagate to other MAX files (*.max) on a Windows® system if scene files containing the script are loaded into 3ds Max.
As a preventative measure, customers who have access to 3ds Max 2015SP1 to 2021 are recommended to download and install the 3ds Max Security Tools application via link given below to help detect and resolve potential issues caused by this malicious code.
This recommendation also applies to 3ds Max educational licenses, 3ds Max Indie, and 3ds Max Trial versions.
- Download Security Tools for Autodesk 3ds Max 2021-2015SP1.
- Double-click to run the Autodesk 3ds Max Security Tools MSI file.
- Choose Install Now.
- Security Tools for 3ds Max must be kept enabled to automatically detect and clean known exploits. Security Tools for 3ds Max is enabled by default.