Published Jun 21, 2011 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.RM

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: JS/Pdfka.EV.gen (Command) EXP/Pidief.atm (Avira) Exploit.PDF-JS.Gen (BitDefender) Exploit.PDF.2635 (Dr.Web) Exploit.JS.Pdfka.flg (Kaspersky) Suspicious-PDF.gen (McAfee) Troj/PDFEx-ET (Sophos)

Summary

Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.RM is a detection for a PDF file that contains an obfuscated malicious JavaScript that attempts to contact remote hosts in order to download 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:

For more information on antivirus software, see http://www.microsoft.com/windows/antivirus-partners/.

Update vulnerable applications

This malware exploits known vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, the Java Runtime Environment, and Windows. After removing this threat, make sure that you install the updates available from the vendor. You can read more about these vulnerabilities, as well as where to download the software update from the following links:

It may be necessary to remove older versions of Java that are still present. Keeping old and unsupported versions of Java on your system presents a serious security risk. To read more about why you should remove older versions of Java, see the following information.

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