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"Outdated Java Plugin Detected" with Linux Mint and Chrome


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:54 AM

Today I have noticed that when visiting certain sites I get popups telling me my Java version is outdated, which redirect me to an extremely shady site that looks like this and prompts me to download what I assume is malware:

 

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My first thought was that I have a virus, except I'm using Linux, not Windows, so the executable it wants me to download isn't even compatible with my OS. Nonetheless, something malicious has clearly gotten into my system, and I'm curious how, as well as why it seems to trigger on certain sites. I am running 64-bit Linux Mint 14 with a Linux 3.5.0-17 kernel (I know it's outdated; could this be the problem?) with Chrome Version 29.0.1547.76. What can i do on my system to diagnose and remove whatever this is? Thanks!



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 08:10 AM

I still need help...is this not the right place to get help for non-Windows systems? As I said, I am very confused as to how I got whatever this is on Linux and was wondering if anyone knows more about the nature of the problem.



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Hi dpitch40,
 
This sounds like a router infection, do you know which manufacturer your router is? 
 

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Edited by xXToffeeXx, 25 August 2014 - 09:05 AM.
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Posted 26 August 2014 - 07:49 AM

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 08:06 AM

Sorry, just revisiting this now. It is this model, or something very similar by ZOOM.



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 08:12 AM

Hi dpitch40,

 

Thank you for that, it is helpful

 

Router Reset

  • Please read this: Malware Silently Alters Wireless Router Settings
  • Consult this link to find out what is the default username and password of your router and note down them: Router Passwords
  • Then rest your router to it's factory default settings:

    "If your machine has been infected by one of these Zlob/DNSchanger Trojans, and your router settings have been altered, I would strongly recommend that youreset the router to its default configurationUsually, this can be done by inserting something tiny like a paper clip end or pencil tip into a small hole labeled "reset" located on the back of the router. Press and hold down the small button inside until the lights on the front of the router blink off and then on again (usually about 10 seconds)"

  • This is the difficult part.
  • First get to the routers server. To do that type http:\\192.168.0.1 in the address bar and click Enter. You get the login window.
  • Fill in the password you have already found and you will get the configuration page.
  • Configure the router to allow you to connect to your ISP server. In some routers it is done by a setup wizard. But you have to fill in the log in password your ISP has initially given to you.
  • You can also call your ISP if you don't have your initial password.
  • Don't forget to change the routers default password and set a strong password. Note down the password and keep it somewhere for future reference.
  • Reboot the computer after changing the settings.

 

Do the outdated java pop-ups still occur?

 

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 12:35 PM

I successfully reset my router and got back online...I haven't actually seen the popups recently, so I'm not sure how to tell if it's really gone. I remember that my roommate and friends who used my wi-fi complained about it being much, much slower than wired internet. Could this malware be the reason?



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 12:40 PM

Hi dpitch40,

 

If you were on Windows then it's possible that malware is affecting speeds, however it is more likely that your internet connection you are receiving is slow from your ISP. It is possible that you are paying for a slow connection, or you are paying for a faster one and getting slower. I suggest finding out what speed you are paying for and then finding out what you are actually getting at speedtest.net.

 

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 10:34 AM

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 09:58 AM

No, I think you answered my question. I have not seen the popups in a while.



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 10:44 AM

Hi dpitch40,

 

Good to hear and you are welcome. I will close the topic as solved now as it seems we are done here.

 

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 10:44 AM

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