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Published Nov 10, 2011 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Exploit/Cve-2011-2140 (AhnLab) Exploit.Win32.CVE-2011-2140.a (Kaspersky) Exploit.CVE-2011-2140.Gen (BitDefender) Exploit.CVE2011-2140.1 (Dr.Web) Exploit.Win32.CVE-2011 (Ikarus)


Exploit:Win32/CVE-2011-2140.A is a detection for malware that attempts to exploit a vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player

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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Update your vulnerable software

This threat exploits a known vulnerability, with CVE IdentifierCVE-2011-2140, in Adobe Flash Player. After removing this threat, make sure that you install the updates available from the vendor. You can read more about the vulnerability, as well as where to download the software update, from the following articles:

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