Published Sep 26, 2012 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: JS/Pdfka.HD (Command) Exploit.JS.Pdfka.ger (Kaspersky) Pdfka.BJ (Norman) EXP/Pdfka.EO.1 (Avira) Exploit.PDF-JS.GV (BitDefender) Exploit.PDF.2990 (Dr.Web) JS/Exploit.Pdfka.PSC trojan (ESET) Troj/PDFJs-AAS (Sophos) TROJ_PIDIEF.NTB (Trend Micro)


Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.ADF is the detection for specially-crafted PDF files that target software vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. The vulnerabilities, discussed in CVE-2010-0188, allow this malware to download and run arbitrary files.

To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may be installed on your computer, run a full-system scan with an appropriate, up-to-date, security solution. The following Microsoft products detect and remove this threat:

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Use up-to-date software

This malware exploits known vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe Reader. After removing this threat from your computer, install the updates available from the vendor. You can read more about these vulnerabilities, as well as where to download the software update from the following links:

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