Solved Java Trojans and Exploits

October 21, 2011 at 18:26:42
Specs: Windows XP
I noticed that my internet on my computer was REALLY slow lately so I scanned my computer using Microsoft Security Essentials and it said it removed the following:
Trojandownloader:Java/OpenConnection.OU
Exploit:Java/CVE-2010-0840.AY
Exploit:Java/CVE-2010-0840.HH
Exploit:Java/CVE-2010-0840.DT

I'm not sure if it actually removed it since it is still REALLY slow. Any suggestions?

Sorry, I'm not very computer literate so please be as specific as possible. Thanks so much in advance!



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October 22, 2011 at 13:32:07
The problem with virus and trojans and rootkits is they are difficult to remove, find and get rid of. People try but there is only one known way to get it the first time.

Most computers have some way to return it to the way you bought it. See owners manual for exactly steps.

Best practices are things that you do that are more safe. For example you have security essentials. A good step.
Many other steps need to be used too. Keep up to date with all security and software patches. Always use a limited user account. Use strong passwords and change often. Firewalls and routers can limit access from outside. Watch what sites you go to. Keep up to data browsers. Get a hosts file and many others.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.



#1
October 21, 2011 at 18:36:50
Reload from OEM disks, get security suite and all updates on and then add in programs.

Learn and use as many best practices as you can.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#2
October 21, 2011 at 18:50:06
Sorry, can you please be a bit more specific... I'm not computer literate.

Where would I find the OEM disk?

Thanks again!


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#3
October 21, 2011 at 21:03:06
The OEM disk is the one you would have got with you PC an it contains the operating system

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#4
October 22, 2011 at 13:32:07
✔ Best Answer
The problem with virus and trojans and rootkits is they are difficult to remove, find and get rid of. People try but there is only one known way to get it the first time.

Most computers have some way to return it to the way you bought it. See owners manual for exactly steps.

Best practices are things that you do that are more safe. For example you have security essentials. A good step.
Many other steps need to be used too. Keep up to date with all security and software patches. Always use a limited user account. Use strong passwords and change often. Firewalls and routers can limit access from outside. Watch what sites you go to. Keep up to data browsers. Get a hosts file and many others.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#5
October 22, 2011 at 23:05:43
needpchelp, Jefro nailed it, but you might be able to clean it without resorting to such a Draconian cure. Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Malware Bytes (can't provide link, Google for location) seems to be the preferred remover, but I've run into a few it couldn't handle. Superantispyware seems able to handle all comers. (Info only. I’m not paid for recommendation. WARNING! FYI, a full scan on mine takes over an hour.) can do the job and you can get it free @:
http://www.superantispyware.com/
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed. Dunno about Windows 7 or later.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update any cleaner prior to running. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
Disable 'restore' after cleaning and run it again (to remove any nasties living there, restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back should you later ‘restore’.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
HTH
Ed in Texas

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#6
October 23, 2011 at 08:19:51
Ok, I'll try it. Thank you for all your help and prompt posts Jefro, Ed in Texas and Ewen!!!!!

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