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    milo Guest

    Default Java viruses - What do I do?

    ZA detects this virus but cannot delete, repair or otherwise deal with it. Why not? What does one do to get rid of it?

    Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite
    Software Version:5.5

    Message Edited by chiawaikian on 04-10-2006 07:39 PM

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    gerard_konijn Guest

    Default Re: Java-Shinwow.BA

    Hi milo and welcome to the Forum.

    Removal Instructions
    Virus found in the Java Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (JRE) cache directory

    Malicious applets may be detected in the JRE cache directory,the default installation path for this directory can be seen below:

    C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1. 0\jar\

    These malicious applets are designed to exploit vulnerabilities in the Microsoft VM (for more information on this vulnerability, please see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-011).

    For more information on these malicious applets and their use, please visit the Sun Microsystems Java Technology Help Knowledgebase here:

    Here are the instructions on how to manually remove these malicious applets from the JRE cache directory:

    1. From the Start button, click Settings> Control Panel
    2. In the Control Panel, open the "Java Plug-in Control Panel"
    3. Select the Cache Tab
    4. Click the Clear button inside the Cache Tab, which will clear your JRE cache directory

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    The most current version of Sun Java can be found and downloaded from here:

    To check your version to see if it is the latest version, Please go here:

    Follow the instructions on that page to verify Your Java software

    More info:
    Potential Vulnerability with Sun Java auto update

    Best regards, Gerard Konijn. Tilburg, The Netherlands.

  3. #3
    milo Guest

    Default Re: Java-Shinwow.BA

    Thank you very much.
    I will give it a try.

  4. #4
    gerard_konijn Guest

    Default Re: Java-Shinwow.BA

    Hi milo.

    Come back with the results.

    Best regards, Gerard Konijn. Tilburg, The Netherlands.

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