HTML/Malicious.PDF.Gen is a PDF file that is used to infect computers with threats by taking advantage of a vulnerability in Adobe software. Using HTML/Malicious.PDF.Gen, third parties may install a backdoor on the infected computer. HTML/Malicious.PDF.Gen's backdoor may be used by third parties to penetrate a PC in order to gather information, install other threats or control the infected computer from a remote location. HTML/Malicious.PDF.Gen attacks may be used to collect data from infected computers. This takes place because the threatening PDF file used in the HTML/Malicious.PDF.Gen attack may be tailored specifically to target specific victims and may be a tool used by cybercrooks for industrial espionage and political attacks. HTML/Malicious.PDF.Gen file may also be detected as TR/Drop.Agent.DT, TR/Drop.Rotbrow.A or a variety of other aliases. If your computer has become exposed to HTML/Malicious.PDF.Gen, PC security researchers strongly recommend urgent measures to be taken to remove HTML/Malicious.PDF.Gent from the computer.
Besides Been a Threat HTML/Malicious.PDF.Gen Install Other Threats on Your PC
HTML/Malicious.PDF.Gen attacks may affect most computers running versions of the Windows operating system, including most versions prior to Windows 7 such as Windows XP and Windows Vista. The main purpose of HTML/Malicious.PDF.Gen is to drop a corrupted file on the victim's computer which exploits vulnerabilities in Acrobat Reader to execute the threatening code. HTML/Malicious.PDF.Gen's payload may connect to a remote server and download threatening components and install them on the infected computer.
HTML/Malicious.PDF.Gen may establish connections with unsafe URLs and relay information about the infected computer. HTML/Malicious.PDF.Gen may open a port that gives third parties the means to access the victim's computer. Most HTML/Malicious.PDF.Gen attacks take advantage of versions 8.0 to 9.2 of Adobe Acrobat Reader, although it is likely that earlier versions of this popular software may also be affected. HTML/Malicious.PDF.Gen is usually distributed using spam email messages or specific phishing emails designed to trick a specific target within a company or organization. HTML/Malicious.PDF.Gen is small enough to fit in most spam email messages, especially because HTML/Malicious.PDF.Gen's attack may involve connecting to a remote server and then downloading its threatening components from there.
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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
- Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your PC. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.