Published Jan 17, 2012 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Exploit.SWF.Downloader.pi (Kaspersky) Troj/SWFExp-AI (Sophos)


Exploit:SWF/Blacole.T is a malicious Adobe Shockwave Flash (.SWF) file, distributed as part of the "Blackhole" exploit kit, that exploits a vulnerability described in CVE-2011-2110. Successful exploitation by the malware could result in downloading and executing 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 Adobe Flash Playerdocument-viewing software

This malware exploits known vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player. After removing this threat, make sure that you install the updates available from the vendor. You can read more about these vulnerabilities in SWF files, as well as where to download the software update from the following links:

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