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Java Automatic Updater Virus?


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#1 polishboy808

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 09:50 PM

Hello, I've been having a problem with Java for some time involving the auto updater. It keeps popping up, saying it needs to update, but after running a full scan using Kaspersky's antivirus one day, it found that there was an infected item hiding in the java folder. Unfortunately, that was some time ago and I forgot the folders name, and after uninstalling and re-installing Java the file was clean. But lately, it started back up again, telling me to update Java, and now Mozilla has taken me to a "free maleware scanning" software's website, upon starting it up which then quickly began to "scan" my computer. I tried to shut it off, but plenty of pop-ups appeared, leaving me unable to close the site. I now fear that my computer is infected with a virus. About a month ago, I had to do a clean install of Windows (now I have windows 7 64bit) because of a virus, and I would hate to have to go through that painful process again. Please help me make sure my computer is clean.

Okay, after failing to read the "before you post" thread I went back and actually read it (Yay for following directions!). As I tried to download DDS on Mozilla, Mozilla now freezes, and I have to force close it. I'm sorry for not following instructions in the first place. Please help, it seems to be getting worse!

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 06:54 AM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.

If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.
If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. [/b]
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Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 07:33 AM

Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is now closed.In the event you still have problems, please send me or any Moderator a Private Message and ask them to reopen this topic within the next 5 days.

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