This page contains removal guide for Exploit:JS/Blacole.GB. You should follow the procedure to delete the virus as well as other harmful threats inside the computer.
Exploit:JS/Blacole.GB is the name given to an identified file that is part of the Blackhole exploit kit. This kit is use by malware authors to deploy Trojans, viruses, and adware. This threat will attempt to take advantage of weakness and security holes in Java, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe reader programs. An exposure to Exploit:JS/Blacole.GB may lead to a download and execution of more malware.
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Windows Vista/7
Typically, Exploit:JS/Blacole.GB is not dropped into the victim’s computer unlike any other virus infection. It is mainly injected into the host or server. Next, attackers will make a way so that it forces target to visit the malicious server. Browser redirect, misleading links, and Trojan infection are just some methods applied by an attacker to point user to the host. Then, Exploit:JS/Blacole.GB will attempt to uncover weak spot on visitor’s computer and exploit it to be able to install a malware. Using this method, there is a slight chance that antivirus may sense the ongoing attack.
Since this threat attempts to exploit numerous vulnerabilities in Java, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe Reader, it is crucial that you must use the most recent versions of these programs. We also urge you to install applicable updates that are made available from vendor’s web site. Having an updated software enhances the security and lessens your computer’s exposure to this attack. Additionally, protecting the system with effective antivirus program may help block Exploit:JS/Blacole.GB infection. See the image below.
How to Remove Exploit:JS/Blacole.GB
1. Download Microsoft Safety Scanner from this link and safe it on your desktop. This is a free tool from Microsoft that offer on-demand scanning. It helps remove computer infection such as malware, virus, and Trojan.
Note: If you have previous version of Microsoft Safety Scanner that is more than 10 days old, please disregard it. Download a new from the official web site. Every 10 days, Microsoft will release the latest edition of this tool with updated anti-virus definitions to ensure that it will detect even most recent malware threats.
2. Open your antivirus program and update the virus definition. Refer to your antivirus manual on how to initiate an update. Most antivirus software provides one-click process.
3. Restart Windows in Safe Mode.
– Turn off the computer. Then turn the power on, immediately press F8 on your keyboard right after a text appears on the screen.
– It will display a selection. Please choose Safe Mode and press Enter. Most threats like Exploit:JS/Blacole.GB will not load when you run Windows in this mode.
4. Once Windows starts in Safe Mode, open your antivirus program and run a full system scan and clean/delete all infected files. If it cannot perform clean/delete, better put the infected file into quarantine so that it will remain inaccessible.
5. Locate the file of Microsoft Safety Scanner (msert.exe) that you download earlier. Double-click to run the file.
6. When it shows End user license agreement, please accept and click Next to continue.
7. On Scan Type window, please select Full scan. The tool will scan the entire system. This is ideal to detect and remove all threats that are present on the computer.
8. Click Next to begin the scan. This process will take a while to finish. Please be patient and let MSS complete the scan procedure.
9. Once the scan operation ends, it will provide a report for identified threats. Please remove all the threats.
10. Reboot the computer and run another scan after Windows boots normally to make sure that Exploit:JS/Blacole.GB is gone.
Alternative Removal Method for Exploit:JS/Blacole.GB
Option 1 : Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state
If Exploit:JS/Blacole.GB enters the computer, there is a big chance that Windows files, registry entries and other essential components are also infected. System Restore can reinstate clean system files by restoring the configuration to an earlier date. The method also replaces compromised files with a clean version. If you have a saved restore point before Exploit:JS/Blacole.GB infiltrates the PC, we highly encourage you to execute this procedure if none of the above works. You may proceed with Windows System Restore, click here to see the full procedure.