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
- Guide 1: How to Remove Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N
Step 2: Uninstall Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N will be removed.
Eliminate Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.N from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".