Published Jan 10, 2013 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

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Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This threat uses a to download and run files on your , including other malware.Java vulnerabilityPC

It runs when you visit a hacked or malicious website and you have a vulnerable version of .Java

The following versions of are vulnerable:Java

To check if you're running a vulnerable version of :Java

You may get an alert about this threat even if you're not using a vulnerable version of . This is because we detect when a website tries to use the vulnerability, even if it isn't successful.Java

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

  • Java Development Kit Java Runtime Environment 7 Update 10 and and earlier
  1. In , double-click Control PanelPrograms.
  2. If is installed you will see it in the list of installed programs. Click it to open the .JavaJava Control Panel
  3. On the tab, click to see which version of you have installed.GeneralAboutJava

Use the following free  software to detect and remove this threat:Microsoft

You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find other, hidden malware.

Make sure you install all available updates. You can read more about this vulnerability and download software updates from these links:Java

You should remove older versions of , as keeping old and unsupported versions of on your is a serious security risk:JavaJavaPC

If you continue to get alerted about this threat, deleting your temporary files can help:Java

It's also important to keep your other software up to date:

You should delete your temporary Internet files so your security software doesn't continue to detect this threat:

You can also see our  for more help.advanced troubleshooting page

If you’re using , see our .Windows XPWindows XP end of support page

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