EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecard
EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards are assessment reports for different malware threats which have been collected and analyzed by our research team. EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards evaluate and rank threats using several metrics including real-world and potential risk factors, trends, frequency, prevalence, and persistence. EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards are updated regularly based on our research data and metrics and are useful for a wide range of computer users, from end users seeking solutions to remove malware from their systems to security experts analyzing threats.
EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards display a variety of useful information, including:
Ranking: The ranking of a particular threat in EnigmaSoft’s Threat Database.
Severity Level: The determined severity level of an object, represented numerically, based on our risk modeling process and research, as explained in our Threat Assessment Criteria.
Infected Computers: The number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular threat detected on infected computers as reported by SpyHunter.
See also Threat Assessment Criteria.
|Threat Level:||90 % (High)|
|First Seen:||May 2, 2014|
|Last Seen:||May 22, 2023|
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.