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#1 samuel3

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:43 AM

Does this mean i didnt get a virus or whatever?

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:45 AM

That is a good indication.

But if you want to be sure then you might want to travel to the AII section.

Edited by cryptodan, 14 November 2010 - 11:47 AM.


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Posted 14 November 2010 - 01:06 PM

According to avast, those detections are most likely in the Java cache.

When a browser runs an applet, the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) stores the downloaded files into its cache folder (C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache) for quick execution later and better performance. Malicious applets are also stored in the Java cache directory and your anti-virus may detect them and provide alerts. Notification of these files as a threat does not always mean that a machine has been infected; it indicates that a program included the viral class file but this does not mean that it used the malicious functionality. However, when alerted to this type of threat, it's a good practice to clear the Java cache and clean out Windows temporary files.

For more specific information about Java exploits, please refer to Virus found in the Java cache directory.

Also be aware that older versions of Java have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system. That's why it is important to always use the most current Java Version and remove outdated Java components.
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