toolbar used to distribute malware


The toolbar that is bundled with Java has been used to distribute malware in December last year. The toolbar itself is often referred to as potentially unwanted software and it’s update functionality had been exploited by cybercriminals to infect users with malware.

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If people haven’t learned by now to use the “custom install” or let me choose what to install options more or less deserves the malware.