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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

How to Stop and Popup - Removal Guide for Fake Java Update Alert

When I try to access some sites on internet, I get stopped by a Java update...I try to click it off and it comes back, then it goes to a "Java" update page. What comes up is:

The page at says: 


Your Java Version is Outdated, Have Security Risks, Please Update now! 

In this post, there will be a removal guide to get rid of and

Know more about the Fake Java Update Alert,,,, and are the same type of malware from the same adware family which is created by the cyber criminals to make profits by promoting fake Java program. This adware is designed to scare the computer users into believing their Java version is outdated and guide the users to do what its says. If the you fall into believing the message and follow the guide to continue, you will be lead to the other website to install the executed file.

If you install the recommended program, the cyber criminals can get the pay-per-click or pay-per-install revenue. However, this is a fake warning message which cannot be trusted. If you click the Save File button to continue,  you will be agree to download the malicious file which will bring in other unwanted programs like fake video player, fake Java update, adware, browser hijacker, Trojan horse, worm, spyware, ransomware,etc. It is not safe to keep this adware on the computer. It is recommended to remove this adware as soon as possible.And it is highly recommended to keep an powerful antivirus like Spyhunter to protect your computer.

Instructions to Get Rid of Fake Java Update Alert 

Method 1: Fake Java Update Alert  Manual Deletion

Step 1Open Windows Task Manager and close all running processes.
( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)

Step 2: Reset your browser setting

In the drop-down list of Firefox, go to Help and click on Troubleshooting Information.
Click on the Reset Firefox button to reset it.

Google Chrome: 
Click on the Chrome menu on the right of toolbar and then select Settings.
Scroll down to the bottom to click Show advanced settings.
Go down to the bottom and click Reset browser settings to reset Google Chrome to its default setting.

Click Tools on the up right corner and select Internet Options.
Click on Advanced tab, press Reset button to reset IE to its default settings.

Step 3: Go to the Registry Editor and remove all the infection registry entries listed here:

(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "CustomizeSearch" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"

Step 4: All the infection associated files listed below need to be removed:

C:\Program Files\<random>

Method  2: Automatic Removal with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a world-famous real-time malware protection and removal tool, which is designed to detect , remove and protect your PC from the latest malware attacks, such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, rogue viruses, browser hijacker, ransomware, adware, key-loggers, and so forth. To keep SpyHunter Anti-malware on your computer is an important way to protect your computer in a good condition. Please find the instruction as follow. 

Step 1: Press the following button to download SpyHunter.

Step 2: Save it into your computer and click on the Run choice to install it step by step.

Step 3: Click Finish then you can use it to scan your computer to find out potential threats by pressing Scan computer now!

Step 4: Tick Select all and then Remove to delete all threats.

Guide to download RegCure Pro to optimize PC 

If you are still worried about the left over of the Fake Java Update Alert infecion and want to clean all the unwanted registry entries,  it is recommended to use RegCure Pro.

Step 1. Install and launch RegCure Pro on your PC.

Step 2.  Select "Yes" to download and install RegCure Pro.


Step 3. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 4. RegCure Pro will open automatically on your screen.

RegCure Pro

 Step 5. RegCure Pro is scanning your PC for error.

 RegCure Pro2

Step 6. After scanning, choose the issues you want to fix. 


Note: Manual removal Fake Java Update Alert refers to key parts of computer system. Any error step may lead to system crash. If you don’t have sufficient expertise in dealing with the manual removal. Install Spyhunter can be your better choice, because it is capable of auto-detecting and removing viruses. You can also Download RegCure Pro to help you clean up registry entries and optimize your computer.

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