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Am I still infected? MS Security Essentials says not


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#1 bzemky

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:57 PM

About a week ago, I went to a web page that installed a virus.

I have Microsoft Security Essentials running, which removed the virus.

This is what it has in its history log:

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When I run a full scan now it comes up clean.

I've also run the following that come up clean:
Ad-Aware
SpyBot Search and Destroy
F-Secure Blacklight Rootkit eliminator
GMER
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Dr. Web Cureit

I have 64 bit Vista OS

What else should I do to ensure I am clean?

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#2 quietman7

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 05:00 PM

Your scan results indicate a threat(s) was found 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. For more specific information about Java exploits, please refer to Virus found in the Java cache directory.

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. As a precaution, I recommend clearing the entire cache to ensure everything is cleaned out:
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 That's why it is important to always use the most current Java Version and remove outdated Java components.Even Java advises users to always have the latest version of the Java since it contains security updates and improvements to previous versions.

The latest Java version contains important enhancements to improve performance, stability and security of the Java applications that run on your machine. Installing this free update will ensure that your Java applications continue to run safely and efficiently.

Why should I upgrade to the latest Java version?
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