Java Byte Verify

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  1. buddly

    buddly Registered Member

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    I've also picked up a java byte verify virus which was delieved to me via SKYPE
    Now my skype cuts out all the time .
    I have looked at all the messages in the forum and have done exactly what was written .
    The trouble is that my virus is embedded in the hard drive .
    I am running XP and my pc is a IBM think centre .
    I am also running avg plus firewall .
    Is there a patch out there that could fix the problem .
    Have looked in win update also .
    Cheers buddly
     
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    Thanks for the info Ron , will do .
    Cheers
     
  4. Jenesis76

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    I have a similar problem - turned on my computer and found no programs left in my Programs folder. I'm running Win98 on an old Compaq at home and using AVG free version. Since I have no programs left, only data, I can't get onto the Internet to check anything except at work. I can't reinstall IE because I keep getting the message that there is already a version of IE installed on my PC (even though the .exe file is gone). AVG found JavaByte Verify but can't do anything about it.

    Help?
     
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    The following information is relative to JRE 1.5.0_06:

    The Java Byte Verify pest depends on the Java Applet cache being enabled to get downloaded and stored, so a very simple way to defeat it (at small expense) is to disable the Java cache. This in no way prevents JavaScripts from executing - see NoScript extension to Firefox if you want that level of control (and if you use Firefox).

    Here's how:
    Start>Control Panel>click on Java (which brings up the Java Control Panel)
    Click on the General tab
    Click on the Temporary Internet Files Settings button, click on View Applets... button
    Uncheck the Enable Caching box
    Ok to Exit Java Applet Cache View window
    Ok to Exit Temporary Files Settings window
    Ok to Exit Java Control Panel window

    -- Tom
     
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  7. Jenesis76

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    Thanks, I'll give it a try. I got the virus cleaned off, but I'm about ready to just format the hard drive and load everything again. Better yet, get a new computer. I think I'm overdue.

    Thank you!
     
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