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.JAR FIles do not execute/open after rootkit removal


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#1 Grindhead Jim

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:27 AM

I am running Vista Home Premium SP2.

I realize that this may well be a registry fix, but I really want to make sure I've got this right.

I had a nasty rootkit about a week ago, and I used combofix as a last resort (I know, facepalm). Computer works like a champ, with two small, yet annoying, differences:

.JAR files will not open. This is most often noticed at startup, when my Java desktop ico attempts to start. I get a "*UNABLE TO EXECUTE ___.JAR FILE*" error.

Curiously enough, when I run some searches in my Vuze program, the search attemtps to open trojans, all of which my McAfee SecurityCenter ver 9.15 deftly removes. I figured I'll just reinstall the program... and then I get a "cannot create ____.JAR file" error. Somehow, this is related.

What do I do?

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:38 PM

Just a thought - have you updated to the latest Java 6.18?

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:40 PM

Just a thought - have you updated to the latest Java 6.18?

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I appreciate the thought, but multiple programs are experiencing the same problem with the same file type. If it were limited only to Java, I wouldn't have posted here.

EDIT: I updated Java (even though it updated barely a week ago), and the problem does appear to be gone... color me embarrassed.

Edited by Grindhead Jim, 02 February 2010 - 02:00 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2010 - 01:01 AM

Good to hear.

Nice to know that the simple things still work occasionally, LOL.

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