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xxxdannyxxx

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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.
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Thanks Danny
 

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whs

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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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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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vrosa

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I'd remove it as fast as possible :)
 

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xxxdannyxxx

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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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A Guy

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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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xxxdannyxxx

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

A Guy

Thanks A Guy will bookmark that link :D

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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whs

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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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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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whs

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

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Cookieman

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From the screenshot it shows the malicious item is in the cache, you can flush out the java cache pretty easily

Go into the Control Panel and double-click the Java Icon.
  • On the General tab, under Temporary Internet Files, click the Settings button.
  • Next, click on the Delete Files button
  • There are two options in the window to clear the cache - Leave BOTH Checked
    • Applications and Applets
      Trace and Log Files
  • Click OK on Delete Temporary Files Window
    Note: This deletes ALL the Downloaded Applications and Applets from the CACHE.
  • Click OK to leave the Temporary Files Window
  • Click OK to leave the Java Control Panel.
 

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