Autodesk has become aware of an exploit that may corrupt Autodesk 3ds Max software installations and 3ds Max scene files. As a preventative measure, they recently emailed customers who have access to 3ds Max 2015SP1 to 2021 recommending they download and install the 3ds Max Security Tools application to help detect and resolve potential issues caused by this malicious code.

This recommendation also applies to Autodesk partners who have installed 3ds Max, as well as users of 3ds Max educational licenses, 3ds Max Indie, and 3ds Max Trial versions.

Recommended action:

  • 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.

For more information, please refer to Autodesk Trust Centre

Contact Digistor or Autodesk if you need further assistance