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Somebody please help! Major Windows 8 problems.

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    Somebody please help! Major Windows 8 problems.


    I've got Jucheck.exe popping up, naming itself as the latest Java upgrade. I'm so worried this is a virus - after I haven't done anything to pick up any viruses. so I've had a search around...

    Virus in disguise (Java) jucheck.exe? - Yahoo! Answers is what I've found.

    I really need to know how to get rid of this. Everything it pops up on my screen my computer says there is a problem that has been found, I click no on the jucheck.exe but my laptop is already restarting itself. So I cannot use my laptop for more than 10 minutes as this pop-up comes up and my laptop restarts itself. This is hell. Please help me, it would be extremely appreciated.
    Thank you so much.

    - aisha.

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Try scanning with Windows Defender or whatever AV/AM program you use. The scan might not complete, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aisha View Post
    I've got Jucheck.exe popping up, naming itself as the latest Java upgrade. I'm so worried this is a virus - after I haven't done anything to pick up any viruses. so I've had a search around...

    Virus in disguise (Java) jucheck.exe? - Yahoo! Answers is what I've found.

    I really need to know how to get rid of this. Everything it pops up on my screen my computer says there is a problem that has been found, I click no on the jucheck.exe but my laptop is already restarting itself. So I cannot use my laptop for more than 10 minutes as this pop-up comes up and my laptop restarts itself. This is hell. Please help me, it would be extremely appreciated.
    Thank you so much.

    - aisha.
    FYI, Check this Brink link out--on Java bads.
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    I would check your Java console in the Control panel and see if it is trying to do an legit update for Java.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aisha View Post
    I've got Jucheck.exe popping up, naming itself as the latest Java upgrade. I'm so worried this is a virus - after I haven't done anything to pick up any viruses. so I've had a search around...

    Virus in disguise (Java) jucheck.exe? - Yahoo! Answers is what I've found.

    - aisha.
    Look at these links please--

    What is jucheck.exe?

    jucheck.exe Windows process - What is it?

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    Last edited by David Bailey; 24 Jan 2013 at 20:24. Reason: added image
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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    For what do you need Java. I have uninstalled the whole thing and noticed no problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    For what do you need Java. I have uninstalled the whole thing and noticed no problems.
    You need JAVA for OpenOffice.
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    Once you have that sorted out, run this as well: Microsoft Safety Scanner - Antivirus | Remove Spyware, Malware, Viruses Free
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    Germany/Florida
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    For what do you need Java. I have uninstalled the whole thing and noticed no problems.
    You need JAVA for OpenOffice.
    Understand. That's not on my menu.
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