Published Dec 15, 2015 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Exploit:JS/Axpergle.BM

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This threat uses vulnerabilities in recent versions of Internet ExplorerMicrosoft 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.

See the Exploit:JS/Axpergle family description for more information.

To learn more about how this threat is being used by cybercriminals,

Read: Exploit kits remain a cybercrime staple against outdated software – 2016 threat landscape review series

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.

Update Internet Explorer, Java, Adobe Flash, and Microsoft Silverlight

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:

Get more help

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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