Anti-Virus checker/scanner has detected a virus. Is it related to Java?
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Malicious applets have been discovered in the Java cache directory. Anti-virus programs have detected such malicious applets in the following directory:
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache
Viruses found in this cache directory are not associated with Java that you downloaded and installed from Oracle. A cache directory is a a temporary storage location. When the browser runs an applet or application, Java stores files into its cache directory for better performance.
Some examples of the virus reported in the cache directory:
If you find one of these malicious applets on your computer, please use an anti-virus program to delete the applet and you can also clean the cache directory manually.
Remove these malicious applets from the Java cache directory by deleting Temporary Internet Files through the Java Control Panel.
Find the Java Control Panel» Windows
» Mac OS X
Delete Temporary Files through the Java Control Panel
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