Published May 29, 2012|Updated Sep 15, 2017

Exploit:JS/Blacole.GB

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

Windows Defender  detects and removes this threat.

You should also update your software to be fully protected.

This threat is a type of malware which tries to infect your computer with other malware, such as trojans and viruses.

It belongs to the Blacole family of malware, which together are known as the Blacole (or "Blackhole") exploit kit. 

See our page about exploits and learn how to update common software.

When you visit a malicious or compromised website, Blacole scans your computer for vulnerabilities or weaknesses in your software. It then uses those vulnerabilities to download malware onto your computer:

Typically, the Blacole exploit kit attempts to exploit vulnerabilities in applications such as Oracle Java, Sun Java, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader.

 

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