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Trojan in Java file

Eric Windowman
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Joined: Jan 17, 2011
Posts: 10
I am no expert, but found this website to get help. My anti-virus program identified a Trojan which got on my computer. I am certain it came through IE Explorer, which I hadn't been using, but used for a particular website which would not operate through Firefox. The Trojan was located in ...AppData/LocalLow/Sun/Java/Deployment/cache and was called OpenConnection. I tried to delete Java through uninstall ,but nothing changed. I finally removed the whole cache file and deleted it from the Recycle Bin. That worked to get rid of the Trojan, but no new cache folder was repopulated. Can anyone tell me what the consequence will be? So far, I don't see any problems on my computer or browsing the internet. Thank you.
Joachim Rohde
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Joined: Nov 27, 2006
Posts: 423

Eric Windowman wrote:Can anyone tell me what the consequence will be?

If you have de-installed Java and not in the need of it: none.
Eric Windowman
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 17, 2011
Posts: 10
I believe I do need to have Java on my computer. Some websites I use seem to require it in order to operate or print.
 
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
 
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