1. Latest News
  2. Submit Press Release
  1. PR Home
  2. Latest News
  3. Feeds
  4. Alerts
  5. Submit Free Press Release
  6. Journalist Account
  7. PRNewswire Distribution
Nerds On Call Computer Repair Logo

Nerds On Call: Disable "JAVA" Now

Steps to take now - JAVA VIRUS is not an Urban Myth but a True Threat

 
PRLog - Jan. 16, 2013 - You may have experienced this situation before: out of nowhere, a friend messages you on Facebook or via email with a link. You instinctively click on it, and sometimes as you’re clicking on it, sometimes later, you realize it’s probably a virus. In those split seconds while you’re scrambling to close the browser window, tiny lines of code are working away inside your computer through “holes” in its programming. They’re trying to gain access through a “backdoor exploit” and reprogram your computer for their creator’s own intents. These backdoor exploits are not created on purpose – they are just human oversight among millions and millions of lines of code that has to be checked by hand.

Researchers track the discovery of these exploits and are able to follow the progression of viruses through them. Today, they discovered vulnerability in Java (http://www.java.com/en/java_in_action/); a program installed on nearly every computer.  With Java’s prevalence, this is a high-risk vulnerability and has been in use by hackers for a long period of time. In addition, it has been shown to work even with Microsoft Defender running, or any other current virus protection software.

The viruses which have been shown to spread via these backdoors are mostly variants of the Renekton virus. The Renekton virus is a program that enters via a vulnerability (more commonly known as the “FBI Scam) and then locks the user’s computer, claiming that the U.S. Department of Justice has blocked the computer on the grounds of some criminal charge, and that the user must pay a fee via prepaid card to view their computer’s contents again.  The money is transferred via the card and disappears into the hacker’s pockets. A computer repair expert would be able to fix the problem, but many are intimidated by the threats.

What to do?  You need to disable Java in your browser and don’t click on any suspicious links.  Especially until this vulnerability is fixed, make sure all your antivirus and anti-malware programs are current and scan regularly for viruses. Don’t click on any shady links.

In order to disable Java, go to your start menu, then the control panel. Open the Java application there and go to its security tab. Un-check the box entitled “Enable Java Content in the Browser.”

You should also run a virus scan just to be sure. This particular Java issue is usually picked up by Malwarebytes (http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8...) as a “Trojan” and can be removed if it hasn’t been activated yet. If you’ve already been infected by this scam you will need to call computer repair (http://www.callnerds.com/) professional before it can do more damage.

About Nerds On Call:

Established in a spare room in Redding, Calif., in March 2004, Nerds On Call offers on-site computer and laptop repair services to consumers and businesses. Nerds On Call provides trouble-shooting for PCs and Macs, home and office networks, printers, iPods® and MP3 players, handheld devices and cell phones, home theaters and game systems, (http://www.callnerds.com/services) and virtually every other form of digital entertainment. In 2009, 2010, & 2011 (http://www.inc.com/inc5000/profile/nerds-on-call) the company was named to Inc. magazine’s list of 5000 fastest growing private companies. With15 locations (http://www.callnerds.com/locations) across California, Oregon, Washington, & Arizona Nerds On Call serves more than 40,000 satisfied customers per year. For more information, visit www.callnerds.com (http://www.callnerds.com%20target%3D/) or call 1-800-919-NERD.

--- End ---

Click to Share

Contact Email:
***@callnerds.com Email Verified
Source:Nerds On Call
Phone:1-800-919-6373
Country:United States
Industry:Technology, Internet
Tags:computer repair, virus, threat, java
Shortcut:prlog.org/12060803
Disclaimer:   Issuers of the press releases are solely responsible for the content of their press releases. PRLog can't be held liable for the content posted by others.   Report Abuse

Latest Press Releases By “

More...

Trending News...



  1. SiteMap
  2. Privacy Policy
  3. Terms of Service
  4. Copyright Notice
  5. About
  6. Advertise
Like PRLog?
9K2K1K
Click to Share