Published Jan 06, 2013 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: EXP/Pidief.dqz.1.B (Avira) Exploit.PDF (Ikarus) Exploit.PDF.3178 (Dr.Web) JS/ShellCode.A (Command) PDF:Exploit.PDF-JS.SU (BitDefender) Troj/PDFJs-ACY (Sophos) TROJ_PIDIEF.ENR (Trend Micro)


Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.AFU PDF Adobe Acrobat Adobe Reader is a malicious file that  a  in and .exploitsvulnerability

The vulnerabilities, discussed in , allow this  to download and run arbitrary files.CVE-2010-0188malware

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

This malware exploits known vulnerabilities.

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

Download updates for products from the following link:Adobe

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

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 products detect and remove this threat:Microsoft

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

Update vulnerable applicationsPDF
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