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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