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)
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:
- Java updates
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.