Aliases: Angler (other)
Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.
It uses vulnerabilities in recent versions of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Silverlight, Adobe Flash Player, and Java to install malware on your PC. We have seen it try to install Ransom:Win32/Reveton and variants of Win32/Bedep.
The exploit is also called Angler.
You might get this threat if you visit a malicious or hacked website, or by clicking a malicious link in an email.
To learn more about how this threat is being used by cybercriminals,
Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:
You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find other, hidden malware.
Make sure you install all available updates:
You should remove older versions of Java, as keeping old and unsupported versions of Java on your PC is a serious security risk:
If you continue to get alerted about this threat, deleting your temporary Java files can help:
If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.