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Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150

Posted: April 24, 2012

Threat Metric

Ranking: 609
Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 97,274
First Seen: April 24, 2012
Last Seen: June 23, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150, known more thoroughly as Exploit Blackhole Exploit Kit (type 2150), is a recent variant of Blackhole Exploit Kit (also known as Blackhole), a configurable package of exploits that installs other PC threats onto your computer – particularly rogue security programs. Symptoms of a successful attack by Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150 can vary due to the configurable nature of BEK-based PC threats, but have been known to include unusual program behavior, an inability to launch certain applications, browser redirects and the presence of fraudulent security pop-ups that promote rogue security programs. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers also recommend that you treat any Blackhole Exploit Kit-based attack as a high-level threat, and Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150 is no exception to this guideline due to its ability to install other PC threats without your consent. Counteracting a successful Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150 attack includes both having anti-malware software that can delete Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150's payload, but also keeping your Adobe and Java software updated to minimize the availability of exploits that Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150 can use in its attacks.

Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150 – Just One Shape of an Amorphous Threat Against Your PC

Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150 is just one variant of the extremely configurable Blackhole Exploit Kit or Blackhole Trojan, a PC threat that's designed to use a rotating series of exploits (depending on the preferences of its criminal distributors and according to which exploits are most popular or vulnerable). Because exploits that Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150 and related PC threats require to attack your computer are based on JavaScript or Adobe software, keeping both of these products updated will help to reduce Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150's choice of vulnerabilities by which Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150 can successfully attack your PC. Alternately, keeping the aforementioned software from being installed at all is also a nigh-bulletproof protection against Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150 and other modern versions of the Blackhole Exploit Kit, albeit one that also heavily limits your ability to enjoy various website features.

Even though SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have been familiar with BEK for quite some time, Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150 is a recent variant of the Blackhole Exploit Kit that has been widely seen in late April of 2012. Anti-malware software that isn't working from a recent threat database may be unable to identify or protect against Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150, which can allow Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150 to install other PC threats automatically. Methods of exposure to Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150 and other variants of the Blackhole Exploit Kit often include links and mislabeled file attachments from mass-mailed e-mail (AKA spam).

How to Detect Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150 After Its Work Has Been Done

Like other variants of Blacole, Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150 can be reconfigured to cause a range of different problems for your computer. However, prominent symptoms of a Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150 attack that SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have perceived include:

  • Unresponsive applications that fail to open or parse commands correctly.
  • The presence of scamware-related PC threats like Trojan.FAKEALERT2012.
  • Browser redirect attacks that promote suspicious or hostile sites (such as Happili.com).

If you notice any of the atop symptoms on your computer, it's extremely probable that you've become yet another victim of a Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150 or other Blackhole Exploit Kit attack. Allowing these attacks to continue unrestrained is a significant security risk to your PC, and SpywareRemove.com malware research team always encourages you to combat symptoms of a Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150 attack with trustworthy anti-malware products.

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Blackhole Exploit Kit 2150 may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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