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Giopad65

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Cannot delete a virus
« on: August 01, 2009, 10:26:26 AM »
Hi to all, I am new to this forum and hope you can help me with the following.
I recently installed Avast 2.74R0 on my iMac and then launched a complete scan of the hard disk.
Beside the warnings (expecially an "err 13" wich I know is related to file access permissions), I found an error reported for  an object called "java.class".
When trying to remove the virus, I only got a generic message saying:

Processing 1 objects,
0 was successfully processed
0 did not allow the operation
1 was not processed successfully.


I mean, I can't understand why the virus removal couldn't be carried out.
Do you have any hints?
The virused object is in Users/myname/Library/Caches/Java/cache/javapi/v1.0/jar/
Nevertheless, there's no file called "java.class", but a plenty of ".jar" and other files instead.
Therefore I don't know what the virused object could actually be.

Thanks in advance to all.
Giopad65

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Re: Cannot delete a virus
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2009, 10:48:21 AM »
Try emptying the Java cache via the Java console.
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Re: Cannot delete a virus
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2009, 06:21:27 AM »
As Freewheelinfrank said you need to empty the java cache.
  • Open Your Hard disk
  • Open the Applications folder
  • open the Utilities Folder
  • Open The Java folder and click on Java Preferences
  • Click the security tab and then click the delete files button
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Re: Cannot delete a virus
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2009, 04:25:22 PM »
Hi to all, I am new to this forum and hope you can help me with the following.
I recently installed Avast 2.74R0 on my iMac and then launched a complete scan of the hard disk.
Beside the warnings (expecially an "err 13" wich I know is related to file access permissions), I found an error reported for  an object called "java.class".
When trying to remove the virus, I only got a generic message saying:

Processing 1 objects,
0 was successfully processed
0 did not allow the operation
1 was not processed successfully.


I mean, I can't understand why the virus removal couldn't be carried out.
Do you have any hints?
The virused object is in Users/myname/Library/Caches/Java/cache/javapi/v1.0/jar/
Nevertheless, there's no file called "java.class", but a plenty of ".jar" and other files instead.
Therefore I don't know what the virused object could actually be.

Thanks in advance to all.
Giopad65

Hallo,
*.jar is a kind of archive, containing the particular *.class files as members. Try manipulating with the whole JAR, when it doesn't allow per-member deletion, i'm not sure whether it's even desirable to delete particular member of this package - will be unusable anyway.

regards,
pc
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