Java virus

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#1

Does anybody have the handle on this java virus should I delete java


#2

Which version of java are you running? That would help first to know what version your using…


#3

Posted: 08/27/2012


#4

There is a more recent outbreak that can be located just by typing Java into a Google search.


#5

I just updated Java because I found this article about Oracle who downloads Java has got an undated java which fixes the problem- http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/30/us-oracle-java-idUSBRE87T17L20120830
I found this after I post this thread, this is the download -jdk-7u10-windows-i586 for windows 7

update
http://www.java.com/en/download/help/java_update.xml


#6

Just for what it’s worth, Java up to 7 update 10 has a known current exploit, which is what I was referring to: http://www.zdnet.com/java-allows-open-hunting-season-for-hackers-experts-find-7000009701/http://www.informationweek.com/security/attacks/java-under-attack-again-disable-now/240146082

Essentially, Java is exploited multiple times a year, so don’t expect one security update to protect you indefinitely.


#7

[QUOTE=Albert;2672540]Just for what it’s worth, Java up to 7 update 10 has a known current exploit, which is what I was referring to: http://www.zdnet.com/java-allows-open-hunting-season-for-hackers-experts-find-7000009701/http://www.informationweek.com/security/attacks/java-under-attack-again-disable-now/240146082

Essentially, Java is exploited multiple times a year, so don’t expect one security update to protect you indefinitely.[/QUOTE]

I just learn zdnet knew since 2012 's update-nothing like having you over a barrel ah.


#8

This is probably not the solution for a lot of people but I don’t have JAVA installed on my OS.
I have also disabled it in my browsers .
Every once in a while I find a site that objects & I can do little or nothing on that site. That is uncommon. For me it has been a very minor problem not having JAVA.


#9

[QUOTE=marloyd;2672538]I just updated Java because I found this article about Oracle who downloads Java has got an undated java which fixes the problem- http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/30/us-oracle-java-idUSBRE87T17L20120830
I found this after I post this thread, this is the download -jdk-7u10-windows-i586 for windows 7

update
http://www.java.com/en/download/help/java_update.xml[/QUOTE]

Yeah there was a patch released for that one on 30th August 2012 which is only a couple of days after that story you originally linked to.

Antivirus programs have been updated as well.

[B]Wombler[/B]


#10

Computer security firms are urging PC users to disable Java software in their browsers

Should be enough.


#11

[QUOTE=aka74;2672593]Computer security firms are urging PC users to disable Java software in their browsers[/QUOTE]

I have sort of studied this java thing for a good while now.
Really there is no need to use it…that is web pages can be designed to work fine without it.

I too have java disabled a large majority of the time.
Yet there are websites that don’t work without it.

From what I have read, java is how malware makes it onto a computer in the first place.
Maybe one of these days, they will do away with it.


#12

[QUOTE=Steve33;2672639]I have sort of studied this java thing for a good while now.
Really there is no need to use it…that is web pages can be designed to work fine without it.

I too have java disabled a large majority of the time.
Yet there are websites that don’t work without it.

From what I have read, java is how malware makes it onto a computer in the first place.
Maybe one of these days, they will do away with it.[/QUOTE]Over many years Java security exploits infected my pcs many times I call it the Virus freeway.

I will never Install the Java freeway on my PC it was very bad when using windows XP.


#13

[QUOTE=xorsists;2672642]Over many years Java security exploits infected my pcs many times I call it the Virus freeway.

I will never Install the Java freeway on my PC it was very bad when using windows XP.[/QUOTE]

Unfortunately a vast array of computers and servers have and use it and without it you will find yourself at disadvantage and won’t get features or functions that you will need.


#14

Forgot to mention also if you edit your hosts file as I did that will also prevent those popups form being used and redirect being blocked as well. This small but preventative measure will go along way to help alot of users whom can be uninstalling and reinstall constantly but does help to insure that only legit site and links they click are what they are clicking on. I know it works because I click on some sites and pop and all I got were white blank pages saying the site couldn’t open or be reached…

Couple hosts blocking sites I use for example:

http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/


#15

removed java and so far do not need it.


#16

[QUOTE=samlar;2672916]removed java and so far do not need it.[/QUOTE]

But unfortunately the rest will still need those functions to do their work online.

UPDATE: version 11 released…

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre7-downloads-1880261.html


#18

Still have not had any problems without Java


#19

Version 11 also has lots of exploits.


#20

[QUOTE=Mr. Belvedere;2674415]Version 11 also has lots of exploits.[/QUOTE]

So where is the current exploits since you fail to indicate where??

And other software doesn’t and won’t get exploited just the same??? Maybe it’s time user exam their browsing habits instead of screaming fire unless they just is cause…


#21