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Java files infected, then deleted: AVG continues to alert

by Haimon / December 12, 2006 6:25 PM PST

My AVG (Free AVG 7.1) alerted me a few days ago about 10 Java *.zip files that were infected by virus and Troyan Horse.They were a series of files located in C:\Documents and Settings\myname\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\v1.0\jar\. AVG could not heal them. I tried to delete the entire Sun folder from there, uninstall Java and download it afresh from the web. Everything seems to work just perfect. However, AVG continues to alert me on the same list of "infected" files, and at the same location, although they don't exist there anymore (I checked, no Sun folder exists there now!). I uninstalled my AVG program, downloaded and installed Free AVG 7.5 instead, but still I get the same alert on every AVG-scan. How come, and how can I get rid of that? My computer details: Intel(R) Pentium(R)4, 3.0GHz, 0.99GB RAM, Physical Address Extension. OS: Windows XP Home ed. v2002, SP2.
Thanks in advance for any suggestion.

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Search for jre1.6.0 & java folders and delete them
by DarCLew2 / December 12, 2006 9:43 PM PST

There is a Java folder, java is also in the Common Files folder in Program Files. Also,use CCleaner for Issues and EasyCleaner for Registry. There is a better link over in Updates in Virus and security Issues forum down lower; also www.java.com/en may have it now
and at this is: http://www.filehippo.com/download_java_runtime/

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This was on the second page.
by DarCLew2 / December 12, 2006 9:53 PM PST
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Clearing Java Cache
by Donna Buenaventura / December 13, 2006 1:01 AM PST

Click Start | Settings | Control Panel | Other Control Panel
Click the Java Plugin Icon
Click the Cache tab
Click the Clear button and click OK to confirm

If you are using the new version of Java (e.g. 1.6):

Click Start | Settings | Control Panel | Other Control Panel
Click the Java Plugin Icon
Under General tab | Temporary Internet Files
Click the Settings button
Click Delete files
Put a check on both items: Applications and Applets, Trace and Log files
Click OK to confirm and OK again to close the Temprorary File settings window

Note that you can change the location of your java cache and you can also configure it to NOT to keep java cache (temp files) in your computer. That will stop any infected java plugin in being stored in your computer.

You can also use a 3rd party application such as CCleaner (free) to delete all temporary files in Windows including 3rd party application like Java.

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by tomron / December 13, 2006 1:08 AM PST
In reply to: Clearing Java Cache
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