Published Apr 09, 2012 | Updated Aug 22, 2017

Trojan:JS/BlacoleRef

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Blackhole (other) Blacole (other) Black hole (other) Blachole (other)

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

You should also to be fully protected.update your software

BlacoleRef PC is a type of  which tries to infect your with other malware, such as and .malwaretrojansviruses

It belongs to the  family of malware, which together are known as the  (or "") exploit kit. BlacoleBlacoleBlackhole

See our and .page about exploitslearn how to update common software

When you visit a malicious or compromised website,  scans your  for  or weaknesses in your software.BlacoleRefPCvulnerabilities

You might visit the website from a link or attachment in an email, or from a previously safe website that has been hacked.

The threat uses those vulnerabilities it has found on your  to download malware onto your :PCPC

Typically, the exploit kit attempts to exploit vulnerabilities in applications such as , , and .BlacoleOracle JavaSun JavaAdobe AcrobatAdobe Reader

The following software detects and removes this threat: Microsoft

Even if we've already detected and removed this particular threat, running a full scan might find other malware that is hiding on your .PC

You can read more about this vulnerability and download software updates from these links:

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

It's also important to keep your other software up to date; the more up-to-date your software, the better your chances at preventing from infecting your with more malware:BlacolePC

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