Virus found in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) cache directory
This article applies to:
Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000 (SP4+), Windows XP (SP1 SP2), Windows 2003
* JRE version(s):
Malicious applets have been discovered in the JRE cache directory. Anti-virus programs have detected such malicious applets in the following directory:
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1. 0\jar\
These malicious applets are designed to exploit vulnerabilities in the Microsoft VM (Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-011).
If you are using the Sun JVM as your default virtual machine, these malicious applets cannot cause any harm to your computer.
Do you have the latest version of Sun Java??
the latest version is: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 4
XP Home Dial-up
I have not been able to use House Call for some time as it would not fully down load or it cut out on me.
I tried ESET, and thought great, it was relatively quick and detected a trojan in Java Runtime which AVG hadn't picked up. My joy has been short lived because I can no longer get it to update the files. I get as far as installing the new updates and the thing throws up "Error Update failed (200)"
I thought of trying to update in safe mode but this seems to have gone dippy on me as well. As far as I remember (certainly with Win 98) all the icon appeared on the desktop, but I can only get a limited number of icons, including IE, but no way of actually connecting with my server.
Anybody any ideas concerning these two problems ?