Spotify - Exploit Blackhole Exploit Kit? - What?

Okay, so a little earlier on I opened Spotify and got an AVG Alert window appear, it said:

Threat was blocked!

File name: etc.

Threat name: Exploit Blackhole Exploit Kit (type 1889)

Process name: C:\Program Files\Spotify\spotify.exe

It said the threat was blocked, but, I don't understand. Was it really blocked? And why in the world would a threat be coming from Spotify? Tried looking into this but couldn't find much information. Any help would be appreciated.


3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Sounds like a False Positive - A Mistake by AVG.

    AVG Is good but it's over protective.. Anything itt thinks could be dangerous..

    It Deletes and blocks asap.. Good for some people.. not for others.

    Add Spotify to AVG's Exclusion List - Ignored files.

    * open AVG -> Tools -> Advanced settings

    * in the left pane select Resident Shield -> Exceptions

    * use the "Add Path" button, then to find the directory to be excluded (tacticalops + ese installation folders)

    * confirm the changes using the OK button

    You can find out more here:

    Hope it helps :)

  • Erika
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

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  • 9 years ago

    It`s just a 'false positive'...happens quite often...Spotify is not malware.

    Just tell your AVG to ignore spotify.exe or mark it as safe,whichever option AVG gives you.

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