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Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus
Also detected as: Angler (other)
Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.
It uses vulnerabilities in recent versions of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Silverlight, Adobe Flash Player, and Java to install malware on your PC. We have seen it try to install Ransom:Win32/Reveton and variants of Win32/Bedep.
The exploit is also called Angler.
You might get this threat if you visit a malicious or hacked website, or by clicking a malicious link in an email.
To learn more about how this threat is being used by cybercriminals,