JS:Blacole-AV [Trj]

By | August 29, 2012 | 0 Comment

JS:Blacole-AV [Trj] is a widely spread security risks that affects computer users who has an obsolete version of Java installed. The threat intends to exploit known vulnerability in Java Runtime Environment to be able to sneak into the computer. It can pretend as software update flashing icons on Windows system tray. When executed, it opens a browser containing links pointing to the location of the Trojan code. Clicking on the link gives your full authority to load the malware. Successful penetration of JS:Blacole-AV [Trj] can cause a series of other exploits on the compromised computer.

In some cases, web site viewers may obtain this Trojan by visiting malicious web pages. If the computer runs an exposed version of Java and the site is able exploit it, certain malware may be download onto the PC. It is an automated process wherein permission from user is disregarded. File sharing networks or even discs of pirated software may cause JS:Blacole-AV [Trj] infection when installed on the PC.

There are various actions for this, and the most common payload performed by JS:Blacole-AV [Trj] are the following:

  • Download and install malware on the infected PC
  • Used the compromised system for BOT operation
  • Run distributed denial of service (DDos) attack
  • Contact a remote computer and update its configuration file
  • Redirect Internet browser to unsolicited web pages
  • Display excessive advertisements while victims is browsing the Internet
  • Launch a backdoor function and steal sensitive information from the PC
Type Trojan
Sub-Type Java
OS Affected Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7

What are the Symptoms of JS:Blacole-AV [Trj] Infection?

There are no commons symptoms linked to JS:Blacole-AV [Trj]. Alert warning from installed antivirus program may be the only visual signs of infection.

JS:Blacole-AV [Trj] Detected by Avast

Follow these Procedures to Remove JS:Blacole-AV [Trj]

Removal steps on this page will help you get rid of the threat effectively using tools and virus scanners. Please make sure that you will carry out the guide in exact order.

Procedure 1: Scan Computer in Safe Mode Using Installed Anti-virus Program

1. When troubleshooting a PC, one common step is to boot operating system into Safe Mode with Networking. The same approach will be used in the removal of JS:Blacole-AV [Trj]. Please execute instructions based on your Windows OS version.

Start Windows 8 / Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Networking

- Close all running programs on your computer because we will need to restart Windows on this procedure.
- Press and Hold Shift key on your keyboard while clicking on Restart.
- You will then be presented with Troubleshooting Options.
- Click on Troubleshoot icon.
- Then, Click on Advanced Options icon.
- Select Startup Settings icon and then, Click on Restart button.
- When Windows restarts, it will prompt to choose number from the list of options. Press the number on your keyboard that corresponds to Safe Mode with Networking, commonly number 5.
- Once in Safe Mode, please proceed to the next step which is running a virus scan on the computer.

Start in Safe Mode with Networking (Windows XP / Vista / 7 Instruction)

- Please restart the computer and just before Windows start, press F8 on your keyboard repeatedly. You will be presented with Advanced Options Menu.
- From the selections, choose Safe Mode with Networking. Please use keyboard's arrow up/down to navigate between selections and press Enter to proceed.

win7-safemode

2. Once your Windows is running in Safe Mode, open your installed anti-virus programs and update it to the most recent version by automatically downloading necessary updates.

3. Thoroughly scan the computer and remove all identified threats. Do not restart or turn off the computer after the scan process. You still need to run another scan. Please follow the next procedure.

Procedure 2: Scan and remove JS:Blacole-AV [Trj] files with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

To remove JS:Blacole-AV [Trj], download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This tool is effective in getting rid of Trojans, viruses and malware.

Download JS:Blacole-AV [Trj] Removal Tool

1. After downloading, please install the program using the default settings.

2. At the end of the installation, please make sure that it will download necessary updates.

3. Once update has completed, MBAM will launch.

MBAM Scanner

4. Select SCAN from the top menu. Then, click on Threat Scan (Recommended) section.

5. Click on Start Scan to thoroughly scan the computer. Remove all threats detected by this anti-malware program after the process.

Procedure 3: Run extra scan with Junkware Removal Tool

To make sure that no more malicious files linked to JS:Blacole-AV [Trj] are inside the computer, we must run another effective scanner. This time, use Junkware Removal Tool. No installation is necessary with this tool.

Download JRT

1. Click the button above to start the download process. Save the file to your preferred location.

2. Junkware Removal Tool will close all running applications later. So, before executing the file, please Bookmark or Print this page. And then, close all programs.

3. Double-click the JRT.exe file to initiate the tool.

4. It will prompt you to "Press any key to continue."

JRT Scanner

5. Junkware Removal Tool will create a Restore Point and proceed with the scan. Please wait for the scan process to finish.

6. After scanning the computer, JRT will open a Notepad containing scan logs. It may have not find JS:Blacole-AV [Trj] relevant entities, but it will surely delete any malicious items not found in the previous scans.

Procedure 4: Reset Affected Internet Browser

Reset browser settings of Google Chrome:

1. Open Google Chrome browser.
2. In the address bar, type this: chrome://settings/ and then, press Enter.
3. Navigate at the end of the page and click on Show advanced settings.
4. At the bottom of the page, click on Reset settings to remove all changes made by JS:Blacole-AV [Trj].

Reset Google Chrome

Reset Internet Explorer Settings:

1. Open Internet Explorer software.
2. Navigate to top menu and click Tools > Internet Options.
3. On Internet Options window, select Advanced tab.
4. In order to reverse modifications caused by JS:Blacole-AV [Trj], click on Reset button to bring back Internet Explorer's settings to their default condition.

Internet Explorer

Reset Firefox to its default state:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox program.
2. Navigate to top menu and Open Help Menu. Then, select on Troubleshooting Information.
3. Click on Refresh Firefox button to erase the effect of JS:Blacole-AV [Trj].

Reset Firefox

Procedure 5: Run Qualys Online Browser Check

Qualys Browser Check performs a security examination on your browser including installed plug-ins and add-ons. At the end of the scan, this tool will recommend on what to remove and give you steps to resolve any vulnerabilities found on the browser.

1. Open Internet browser application that is affected by JS:Blacole-AV [Trj].
2. Click Here to visit Qualys Browser Check web site.
3. Next, click on "Scan without installing lugin" link.

Online Browser Check

4. Click on Scan Now button to check and remove JS:Blacole-AV [Trj] and any other malicious add-ons and extensions. You must read and accept "Service User Agreement" to continue.
5. After the scan, you will be presented with Browser Check Summary. Fix any issues and follow the recommendation on the result.

Protect your PC from JS:Blacole-AV [Trj] or Similar Attack

Turn On Safe Browsing Features

Internet Explorer - Activate SmartScreen Filter

Internet Explorer versions 8 and 9 has this feature called SmartScreen Filter. It helps detect phishing web sites and protect you from downloading malicious files online. To turn on SmartScreen Filter, follow these steps:

1. Please open Internet Explorer.
2. On top menu, select Tools (IE 9). For IE 8, please look for Safety menu.
3. Select SmartScreen Filter from the drop-down list and click on Turn on SmartScreen Filter.

IE SmartScreen Filter

4. Please restart Internet Explorer.

SEE MORE : Comprehensive steps to activate SmartScreen Filter

Google Chrome's Protection from Dangerous Sites

With Google Chrome's Dangerous Site Protection feature, you will have lesser risks browsing the web. It will display a warning when the site you are trying to visit is suspicious. To enable protection from dangerous sites, please do these steps:

1. Open Google Chrome.
2. In the address bar, type this: chrome://settings/ and then, Press Enter.
3. Once on the settings page, click on Show advanced settings... at the bottom of the page to see the rest of the Chrome setup.
4. Locate Privacy section and mark 'Protect you and your device from dangerous sites'.

Chrome Security Settings

5. Please restart Google Chrome. New settings keep your browser safe while surfing the web.

SEE MORE : Enable Google Chrome's protection from dangerous sites

Mozilla Firefox - Block Attack Sites and Web Forgeries

Phishing and Malware Protection is a built-in feature on Firefox version 3 or later. It warns you when a page you are trying to visit contains phishing content or an attack site designed to drop threats on the computer. To help you keep safe while browsing the Internet using Firefox, please follow this guide:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.
2. On top menu, click on Open Menu. Then select Options from the list.
3. Select Security and put a check mark on the following items:

  • Warn me when sites try to install add-ons
  • Block reported attack sites
  • Block reported web forgeries

Firefox Security Settings

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