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Consumer Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: MLReynolds on June 12, 2004, 03:10:14 PM

Title: Java Class Loaders
Post by: MLReynolds on June 12, 2004, 03:10:14 PM
This mornig I ran my weekly system scan. Avast detected the following seven viruses:


Since I've been using Avast (about 18-20 months), I've always found Zero (0) viruses during the system wide scan.

I'm a little confused. The settings I am using are the same as always on both e-mail and Standard Shield Protection. Why did Avast not detect these items when they first appeared?

The duplicate names are from different files that were all found in the  "C:\Documents and Settings\Us\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar\..." directory.
I have the files all in the virus chest if someone needs to look at them. If so, please advise how I shoud  e-mail them.

I have not lost confidence in Avast, but am a little confused about this situation.

Am using Widows XP
Internet connection is 56K dial up

I do keep current on updates.

Thank you
Michael Reynolds
Title: Re:Java Class Loaders
Post by: whocares on June 13, 2004, 02:39:54 PM

- either these detections were added only recently
(check here:  http://www.avast.com/i_idt_1404.html ) or
- your StandardShield is set to only scan files on open (i.e. before executing; which is quite safe anyway): check/adjust the shield settings, if necessary

-> empty our java-cache via Controlpanel -> java-plugin -> cache &
update to the newest version of SUN's JAVA

- secure your InternetExplorer: disable activeX & scripting except for known, SECURE sites
- Apply all Windowsupdates

Also see board-search and google for the malware's names