Published Feb 01, 2017 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Trojan:PDF/Phish

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

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Summary

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.

This threat is a .pdf file with a malformed hyperlink to phishing websites or other malicious sites. It usually arrives as attachment to spammed email messages.

To know more about how cybercriminals are using this threat in attacks, read the following blog:

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:

You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find hidden malware.

Use cloud protection

Use cloud protection to help guard against the latest malware threats. It’s turned on by default for Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender for Windows 10. 

To check if it's running, go to All settings > Update & security > Windows Defender and make sure that your Cloud-based Protection settings is turned On.

Get more help

You can also see our advanced troubleshooting page for more help or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page

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