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Offline j0e_22

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Java Update Message from Avast 8 Free
« on: March 06, 2013, 05:06:02 AM »
Hi,

The free version of Avast 8 gave me a message to do a Java Update and I did it. 

Now I'm wondering if that was a bogus message by some kind of virus.

Can an Expert confirm for me that Avast 8 does in fact give messages to users to do
a Java Update.  The reason I want confirmation is, when I went into my Control
Panel later, to check that I got the latest Java Update, it didn't say "I have
the latest update."  Instead, it did another Java Update.

If an expert can weigh in I would much appreciate it.

Thank you,

Joe





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Re: Java Update Message from Avast 8 Free
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 05:16:18 AM »
« Last Edit: March 06, 2013, 05:20:49 AM by Marc57 »
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Re: Java Update Message from Avast 8 Free
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 05:20:51 AM »
Hello j0e_22, welcome to the forums.


If you got a blue dialog saying "avast! Software Updater", it is legitimate one, a new feature called "Software Updater".
A few days ago Oracle released a new Java update (Java 7 Update 17) but avast! database renewed very recently, so it could be possible that avast updated Java from very old one to old one, then original Java updater updated it to latest one.

Do you remember what version Software Updater having tried to install?
Main: Win10 Pro 20H2 64bit / Core i5-7400 3.0GHz / 16GB RAM / Avast 21 Premium Beta(Icarus) / Comodo Firewall (testing again)
Mobile: Win10 Pro 20H2 64bit / Core i5-3340M 2.7GHz / 8GB RAM / Avast 21 Free / Windows Firewall Control

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Re: Java Update Message from Avast 8 Free
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 05:51:40 AM »
There was a Java update to 7 update 17 in the last 24 hours so I would say your safe.

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/03/04/oracle-ships-emergency-java-7-update-17-to-patch-two-vulnerabilities-after-one-is-exploited-in-the-wild/




Hi Marc57 - Thanks for this - I appreciate it.

Joe

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Re: Java Update Message from Avast 8 Free
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 06:07:46 AM »
Hello NON,

>  Hello j0e_22, welcome to the forums.

Thanks


>  If you got a blue dialog saying "avast! Software Updater", it is legitimate one, a new feature called "Software Updater".

Whew - Thank you - Thank you - Thank you.   I don't remember the color, all I remember is that it looked like a
very legitimate Avast dialog.   I was so distracted at the time - multi-tasking.  I will never install anything again
when I'm busy.


>  it could be possible that avast updated Java from very old one to old one, then original Java updater updated
>  it to latest one.

Yes that must be the sequence of events.  Thanks for that.



>  Do you remember what version Software Updater having tried to install?

I don't remember - but I appreciate your help.  I mainly wanted to know if that dialog is something
that Avast actually does and you confirmed it.  Thank you.

J0e

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Re: Java Update Message from Avast 8 Free
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 08:26:38 AM »
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Re: Java Update Message from Avast 8 Free
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 10:59:42 AM »
You're welcome. :)
Main: Win10 Pro 20H2 64bit / Core i5-7400 3.0GHz / 16GB RAM / Avast 21 Premium Beta(Icarus) / Comodo Firewall (testing again)
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