Published Oct 15, 2012|Updated Sep 15, 2017


Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: EXP/Pidief.djn (Avira) Exploit.JS.Pdfka.ggd (Kaspersky) Exploit.PDF (Ikarus) Exploit.XA (Norman) JS/Exploit.Pdfka.PTI (ESET) JS/Pdfka.HD (Command) PDF:Exploit.PDF-JS.HN (BitDefender) Troj/PDFJs-ABB (Sophos) TROJ_PIDIEF_AAIA (Trend Micro)

Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.ADQ is a malicious PDF file that exploits a vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader.

The vulnerabilities, discussed in CVE-2010-0188, allow this malware to download and run arbitrary files.

The following versions of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader are vulnerable to this exploit:

  • Adobe Acrobat 8 and Adobe Reader 8 earlier than 8.2.1
  • Adobe Acrobat 9 and Adobe Reader 9 earlier than 9.3.1


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