Threat Database Trojans Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.ADQ


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Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 90 % (High)
Infected Computers: 235
First Seen: November 8, 2012
Last Seen: May 5, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.ADQ is a Javascript Trojan that is distributed as a malevolent .PDF file that exploits a vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. The vulnerabilities, discussed in CVE-2010-0188, permit Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.ADQ to download and run arbitrary files. Adobe Acrobat 8 and Adobe Reader 8 earlier than 8.2.1 and Adobe Acrobat 9 and Adobe Reader 9 earlier than 9.3.1 are vulnerable to this exploit. Computer users can unwillingly corrupt their PCs with Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.ADQ when visiting a hacked website that hosts the file, and has been found to be spread via the 'Blackhole exploit pack'. The .PDF file involves a malevolent JavaScript that exploits a vulnerability, discussed in CVE-2010-0188. If Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.ADQ successfully exploits a victimized PC, it executes shellcode to deliver and install other malware infections. Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.ADM strives to drop files from the particular servers.

File System Details

Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.ADQ may create the following file(s):
# File Name Detections
1. mrz.exe
2. pear.exe
3. wpbt0.dll


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