Try (re)installing the latest Sun java (1.4.2.05). Go to: http://www.java.com/en/index.jsp and see the Free download for Java software for the desktop in the upper right corner.
Hope this helps.
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. Please....computer experts, help me!