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uTorrent malware ad is using a Flash exploit, be aware!

After installing the SecureAPlus anti-malware program, we’ve also found about an ad that’s been running on uTorrent – the ad installs malware through a Flash exploit.

We’ve found few discussions about the uTorrent malware ad on Reddit, and the confirmation actually came from Bleeping Computer.

So, how do you know if you’ve been infected with the malware? If you have any antivirus solution, it might trigger at some point a detection located in C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache. The name of the malware seems to be Exploint:SWF/Meargive.

If you’ve already been prompted by the anti-malware or antivirus solution that a detection was found, you could also scan your PC with other applications like: ADWCleaner, MalwareBytes, HitmanPro or Windows Deffender – until you’re sure that you got rid of the infection. Even though this might be a little bit tricky, because some infections stay hidden until their creators activate them in order to do a certain thing.

I’m going to post a tutorial in the next few days in order to help you out with getting to work with uTorrent without any ads. That way you could just avoid the malware that’s been spreading through uTorrent flash ad.

On a side note, just a heads up for Bittorrent users. Bittorrent might also have been compromised by this malware ad.