Published Oct 03, 2016 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Exploit:HTML/Meadgive.W

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This threat loads a malicious Adobe Flash object in your browser.

You might be redirected to the web page that loads the object without your consent.

You might get an alert about this threat even if you're not using a vulnerable version of the application. This is because we detect when a website or file tries to use the vulnerability, even if it isn't successful.

Read more about how this threat is being used by cybercriminals in this blog post:

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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.

 
Update Adobe Flash
 

Make sure you install all available updates:

 
 
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You can also visit our advanced troubleshooting page 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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