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MSE and java7 advice

  1. #1


    Hull England
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    MSE and java7 advice


    Hello Guys

    I've just had this pop up on my Windows 8 setup. Looks like a FP but would like a second opinion from those that know please.
    Click image for larger version

    Thanks Danny

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  2. #2


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Looks like a virus to me - coming in with a Jave script. I think they are pretty common. But I would ask Corrine or Jacee for an opinion. "Remove" is probably the smart thing to do. And I hope you have plenty of prior images in case you need to reset.
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  3. #3


    Hull England
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Sp1/Windows 8 Release Preview x64


    Thanks whs

    Im really not sure with this one. Have it quarantined at present. I do have a good set of backups though.

    Danny
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    I'd remove it as fast as possible
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  5. #5


    Hull England
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Sp1/Windows 8 Release Preview x64


    After your responses and a bit of googling decided to recover from an image and wipe the partition instead. All looks well again now.

    Thanks Guys
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  6. #6


    Bay Area
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    In the future, scan the file with Virus Total, get a second, or 43rd opinion

    A Guy
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  7. #7


    Hull England
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    In the future, scan the file with Virus Total, get a second, or 43rd opinion

    A Guy
    Thanks A Guy will bookmark that link

    I have infact gone as so far as to remove Java totally from all my installs. If its going be be a risk I'd rather not have it, considering how many sites still use it its not worth it

    Danny
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  8. #8


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    I had the impression that it was not Java per se which gave you a problem, but a Java script that was floating around. You may need Java later so eradicating it may not be such a good idea. What is the use of java?
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  9. #9


    Hull England
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I had the impression that it was not Java per se which gave you a problem, but a Java script that was floating around. You may need Java later so eradicating it may not be such a good idea. What is the use of java?
    I am by no means a security expert but whilst googling I came across a chart illustrating how most pc are infected and Java was at the top of the list for security flaws. Like I said Im not an expert and it may have been a bit rash removing Java totally but I will see how I go without it and if the need arises will re-install, but up to now all my regular sites run fine.

    Thanks for the help whs
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  10. #10


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Fair enough. Trial and error is as good a method as any other.
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