Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Possible java infection


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 darryl 1

darryl 1

  • Members
  • 65 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:24 PM

Posted 12 December 2011 - 12:24 AM

I was browsing when Norton suddenly blocked an intrusion attempt from a site attempting to access my computer. Right after, an instance of java was launched and I received a pop-up from Java TM Platform in the system tray. I backed out and ended the instance of java that was launched. Since then, I've update java, ran multiple scans with mbam, sas, tdsskiller, and Norton, none of which detected any threats, but I'd still like to make sure.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,907 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:04:24 PM

Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:29 PM

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:If you want to perform a more thorough browser clean up, please refer to:

Edited by quietman7, 12 December 2011 - 05:31 PM.

.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#3 darryl 1

darryl 1
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 65 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:24 PM

Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:03 PM

Thanks! I went ahead and cleared out all that stuff with no problems. None of my AV products have detected any threats, so maybe it was just a close call.

Edited by darryl 1, 12 December 2011 - 08:04 PM.


#4 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,907 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:04:24 PM

Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:33 AM

Just closely monitor your system for a while and if you have any further problems let us know.
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users