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ssvagent.exe...not cool

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#1 kronological


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 06:11 PM

So I updated Java on my wife's computer and I get an annoying popup every 10 seconds asking me to let ssvagent.exe to have access to the computer.  The Publisher shows as "Unknown".  I keep clicking "No"...but it is very...shall I say...persistent!


There seems to be some conflicting info on the nets regarding what this is.  What am I dealing with here?  Should I just click "Yes"...cuz it's part of Java???


Thanks in advance,


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#2 boopme


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 06:47 PM

In IE click on Tools , Manage Add-ons, Enable or Disable Add-ons
Click on SSVHelper, Click Disable
Click OK.


In IE click on Tools ,Manage Add-ons,scroll down to Oracle America
Select Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper
Click Disable

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 06:47 PM

Go to Internet Explorer > Tools > Manage Add-ons and disable "SSVHelper Class" / "Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper (Oracle America, Inc)"

How Do I stop the ssvagent.exe notice?

BTW, using Java is an unnecessary security risk...especially using older versions which have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system.Although, Java is commonly used in business environments and many VPN providers still use it, the average user does not need to install Java software.I recommend just uninstalling Java if you don't use it.
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If you're going to use Java, many security researchers and computer security organizations caution users to limit their usage and to disable Java Plug-ins or add-ons in your browsers.

If you need Java for a specific Web site, consider adopting a two-browser approach. If you normally browse the Web with Firefox, for example, consider disabling the Java plugin in Firefox, and then using an alternative browser (Chrome, IE9, Safari, etc.) with Java enabled to browse only the site(s) that require(s) it.

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To defend against this and future Java vulnerabilities, consider disabling Java in web browsers until adequate updates are available. As with any software, unnecessary features should be disabled or removed as appropriate for your environment.

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