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PortableApps Java installer?


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#1 nelyon

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 05:41 PM

Greetings, 

 

Bit of an odd question, might not be the right forum, but I've been noticing something odd lately on some customers' machines that have malware infections. A bizarre number of them have the installer for the portable version of Java from PortableApps. I mean, at least 5 in the last month, from customers that would likely have no idea what it is. And I've not seen it a single time on a machine that isn't infected.

 

Has anyone else noticed anything of the sort, and could it be related to some infection? I know it's bizarrely specific, and could be some kind of weird coincidence, but it's stuck out enough for me to seem out of place. 

 

Thanks. 


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 06:02 PM

jPortable 7 Update 21 (portable Java runtime) Released 4/17/13


Java Runtime Environment 7 Update 25 (JRE) was updated 06/18/13.

Older versions have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system.Using the older Java version by PortableApps may explain how/why they were infected
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