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Java Program attracts Virus like flies!

Halder

OSNN One Post Wonder
#1
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

 

Mainframeguy

Debiant by way of Ubuntu
#4
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?
 

Halder

OSNN One Post Wonder
#5
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
 

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