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 for quick execution later and better performance. Both legitimate and malicious applets
, malicious Java class files
are stored in the Java cache directory
and your anti-virus may detect them as threats. The detection can indicate the presence of malicious code which could attempt to exploit a vulnerability in the JRE. 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 manually to ensure everything is cleaned out:
Alternatively, you can download and use TFC
(Temp File Cleaner) by Old Timer, ATF Cleaner
by Atribune for Windows 2000/XP/Vista or Browser-Cleaner
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and remove outdated Java components.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.
Why should I upgrade to the latest Java version?Why should I upgrade to Java 6?
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.
You can verify (test)
your JAVA Software Installation & Version here