Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N is a threat identified by Microsoft Security specialists. It has been first discovered in 2014 but has been recently reactivated. As the threat’s name suggests, it is designed to explore for vulnerabilities in newer versions of Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Flash Player. Once in the system, Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N will also determine the types of browsers, operating system and version of various applications the user has installed. Another malicious activity Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N will attempt to do is install TrojanDropper:Win32/Evotob.A, as reported by Microsoft.
Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N Technical Description
The most common way to get infected is by visiting a corrupted website or executing malicious email attachments. Furthermore, Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N is designed to exploit vulnerable, unpatched versions of Adobe Flash Player and Microsoft Silverlight.
Adobe Flash Player’s Vulnerabilities
We have seen multiple cases of malicious software exploiting Flash vulnerabilities. If Flash is not needed, it may be disabled on widely used browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Explorer). Disabling it will definitely lower the risk of malicious infections.
Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N aims at the following vulnerabilities:
Microsoft Silverlight Vulnerabilities
If the developer’s tool Silverlight is discovered on the targeted system, Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N will try to exploit the following vulnerabilities:
According to security researchers, the exploit threat is part of the infamous Angler Exploit Kit. If any of the vulnerabilities listed above is discovered, the exploit will proceed towards downloading malware onto the PC. As already mentioned, TrojanDropper:Win32/Evotob.A may be downloaded. Other Trojans and potentially unwanted programs can also find their way into the targeted systems.
Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N Removal Options and Prevention Tips
Considering the malicious character of the threat and the involvement of the Angler Exploit Kit, using professional help to clean the system is advisory.
To stay protected against any type of malware, users should frequently update their software (including AV programs). Disabling Adobe Flash Player if it is not exclusively needed is also advisory, since several vulnerabilities have been disclosed since the beginning of the year.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter