Published Oct 23, 2012|Updated Sep 15, 2017


Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: CVE_2010_0188.A (Norman) EXP/Pidief.dkm (Avira) Exploit.JS.PDF.FD (BitDefender) Exploit.JS.Pdfka.ggc (Kaspersky) Exploit.PDF (Ikarus) Exploit.PDF.3048 (Dr.Web) Exploit-PDF!Blacole.o (McAfee) JS/Exploit.Pdfka.PUS (ESET) JS/Pdfka.HD (Command) PDF/Dropper (AhnLab) Troj/PDFJs-AAS (Sophos)

Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.ADY is a malicious PDF file that exploits a vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader.

The vulnerabilities, discussed in CVE-2010-0188, allow this malware to download and run arbitrary files, including malware from the following families:

The following versions of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader are vulnerable to this exploit:

  • Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader earlier than 8.2.1
  • Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader earlier than 9.3.1
Install updates to prevent infection

This malware exploits known vulnerabilities.

You should always install the latest updates available from Adobe to prevent reinfection from this threat, and possible infection from other threats.

Download updates for Adobe products from the following link:


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