Java Program attracts Virus like flies!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Halder, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. Halder

    Halder OSNN One Post Wonder

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    In the past I have installed Java 2, RESE 1.4.2_04 and experienced several problems with Trojans entering my system. NIS didn’t catch them entering but NAV 2003 caught them after running a scan.

    I deleted java in order to prevent the trojans from infecting my system.

    Once I deleted java I had no problems, no more infections. Ran several Windows updates. Everything was fine. Regular NAV scans revealed no further infections.

    I decided to install Java (same pgm) again several days ago. I ran a NAV scan 5 days after installation and found 5 trojans (byte verify being one).

    What is it with this Java program? It seems to be a virus magnet. Is there anyway to keep the program and keep the virus’s out?

    Thanks

    Halder

     
  2. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Mabey you are installing a trojan and don't know it?
     
  3. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    AFAIK the JavaByte Verifier viruses only affect the Microsoft Java VM. Maybe you should figure out why NAV didn't block them in the first place?

    http://java.com/en/download/help/cache_virus.jsp

    Also, M$ itslef had patched this vulnerability months ago.
     
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  4. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    No issues with Java here - where are you getting this Java from? Downloading fresh the second time, or re-installing? Maybe you should check with them - more usually ActiveX is a suspect, that's not involved is it?
     
  5. Halder

    Halder OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Thanks J79ZLR, your link to the Java page explains my problem exactly, even the virus that are listed on the link are all the same ones that I have seen in my system.

    Thanks again,
    Halder