from Application Data, you have to ''Show Hidden Files & Folders'' first. If these instructions are easier, try them. Once done, it will be display the files, at which point you can delete them through Window's Explorer, by right-clicking on each file and pressing delete from the ensuing context menu. If you have the paths for each of them, it shouldn't be a problem finding and deleting them. (If for any reason you do have a problem, you could try deleting from Safe Mode. BUT.. you do have to ''unhide'' the files first)
As an added measure, you could also delete the Temporary Internet Files within the Java's control panel. (Start>Control Panel>Java Cup. Depending upon which version you have, you should be able to locate ''cache'' or ''temporary internet files''. They are safe to delete)
I apologize if I am ''rushing through this'', but it's a little late ''in this part of the world''. I happened to see this post just before shutting down.
Good luck to you. If you have a problem with it, I'm sure some ''early birds'' will be around soon to assist you further.
I am running Windows XP (v 5.1, SP2) and AVG as antivirus program. Today an AVG scan has identified 15 infected objects in the folder C:\Documents and Settings\My name\Application Data\Sun\Java\. In all the objects the Result was: ''Virus identified Java/ByteVerify'' and the Status: ''Infected, Embedded object''.
For 3 additional objects in the same folder -
(1) Result: ''Trojan horse Startpage.ADE'', Status: ''Infected, Archive''
(2) Result: ''Trojan horse Generic.PZK'', Status:''Infected, Archive''
(3) Result: ''Trojan horse Downloader.Generic.XTB'', Status: ''Infected, Archive''
System Restore to a date prior to virus appearance did not free the system of the virus and Trojan horses. Opening Windows Explorer but the above folder was not displayed, nor did it appear on running a Search.
Could you instruct me how to get rid of that stuff. Could I delete the entire Java application (how?) and reinstall it afterwards?
Thanks in advance,