Published Mar 13, 2014 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

JS/Axpergle

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

It uses vulnerabilities in recent versions of , , , and to install malware on your PC. We have seen it try to install and variants of .Internet ExplorerMicrosoft SilverlightAdobe Flash PlayerJavaRansom:Win32/RevetonWin32/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,

Read: Exploit kits remain a cybercrime staple against outdated software – 2016 threat landscape review series

Use the following free  software to detect and remove this threat:Microsoft

You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find other, hidden malware.

Update , , , and Internet ExplorerJavaAdobe FlashMicrosoft Silverlight
Get more help

Make sure you install all available updates:

You should remove older versions of , as keeping old and unsupported versions of on your is a serious security risk:JavaJavaPC

If you continue to get alerted about this threat, deleting your temporary files can help:Java

You can also visit our  or search the for more help.advanced troubleshooting pageMicrosoft virus and malware community

If you’re using , see our .Windows XPWindows XP end of support page

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