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#1 sophocles30

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 10:45 AM

I can't get rid of Hueristic/Java.Downloader. Says it's in archive but won't delete. Help!!!
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Posted 16 May 2005 - 06:00 PM

Hello sophocles30 and welcome to BC

Can you give us the full path to the file and the name of the program that is finding it as well as the operating system you are using?

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 09:21 PM

As far as path, you need to tell what you mean. My AntiVir is finding it in my "archives" and cannot delete it.
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Posted 16 May 2005 - 09:25 PM

The path would be something like C:\Winnt\System\....... or a registry key like HKEY\Local Machine............

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 09:11 PM

This is what it says when AntiVir finds the downloader
File:count.jar-3597c6d0-156ce00a.zip
C:\DocumentsandSetting\myname\ApplicationData\Sun\..\jar
It shows as being a Beyond.class
Anything?
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Posted 18 May 2005 - 01:09 AM

Try clearing your Java cache. Go to your Control Panel and look for an Icon that looks like a coffe cup and double click on it.

If you are running an older version of Java look for a Cache tab, click it, then click the Clear button.

If you have the most recent version 1.5.0, under the General tab, click the Delete Files button under Temporary Internet Files.

If you don't have the latest version you need to get it. Older versions have security holes that some nasty malware loves to exploit--in fact this may indicate an infection.

If you are not running any anti-spywares you should see this thread:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/How...Forum-t134.html

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 07:25 AM

I found it!!! There was a hidden zip folder that contained a ton of viruses, as if it were made as a backup...I deleted that and the problem seems to be solved...at least antivir didn't pick it up again. Thanks for your time.
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