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Java Problem

I've recently been infected with major program destroying ADWARE and Trojans. I think I may have inadvertanly deleted a needed registry file or perhaps a shared file when trying to uninstall the useless Norton Internet Security program. However it happened, whenever I try to view a site with JAVA in it, my computer shuts down the program I'm running (either AOL or Internet Explorer) and leaves me with no icons or buttons on my desktop, it's blank. Any ideas? Suggestions? I cannot find anything to help me. experts, help me! I have WIN98

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Since you have NO ANTIVIRUS...

You will lose this battle. Here's why.

There are thousands of malware writers and there is you.

You lost.

How much clearer can I put this?


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Re: Since you have NO ANTIVIRUS...

Look, I didn't post on this site to get barated by the Pro-Anti Virus brigade. OBVIOUSLY the lack of anti-virus software is a problem. However, my system would not EFFECTIVELY utilize the anti-virus software. While I KNOW that there is me vs. a million people out there, the point is....I have a JAVA problem. Period. To be a moderator, you would think you would try less to demean the guests here and try harder to solve the problems.

SO....if there is anyone out there that has any idea of a way to fix this obvious JAVA malfunction without reformatting my computer, I'm open to suggestions. We all know I was a bad girl for not having an anti-virus program. My bad. Now, let's move on. (Hope I don't have to make THIS any clearer).

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I offered a free one with low overhead. Your problems will continue as long as you don't have such. There are a few that try to go without, and it's best for them to not complain in public.

As to your JAVA issue, look up the MSJAVA UNINSTALLER on The last time I found it on After that, SUN's JVM would install.

But you will NEVER get me to back down on the ADAWARE, SPYWARE, PEST, PARASITE ISSUE. Don't bother telling me not to. Can I be any clearer?

The damage these pests are causing is enormous and YOU are part of the problem. Yes, I am writing that! Those that run a PC without protection are PART OF THE PROBLEM since a trojan/pest can walk right onto the machine and begin SPAMMING and SPREADING the pest.

If this seems harsh, I meant it to be that way.

Wake up! Free AVG is free. It doesn't load down a machine and it's... free.


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Re: Java Problem

You might want to try booting to dos and then type.

scanreg /restore

Pick an earlier reg file and test.

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