How can I get rid of malicious Java files which AVG Internet Security 2013 won’t remove?

HannibalCat September 10, 2012

Downloaded the update and ran a scan which immediately found 3 infected hidden extension Java files. It didn’t remove them and wouldn’t give me the opportunity to do so – the remove button remained unavailable – so I used Revo to rid my PC of Java and the files remain. I can’t get at them. If they’re attached to Chrome would uninstalling and reinstalling do it?

  1. Nikhil Chandak
    November 19, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Try out Kaspersky , Bitdefender , Lavasoft , Advance System Care for removing the malicious files

  2. Jordyn Bushaw
    September 13, 2012 at 2:25 am

    The files you are looking for are hidden, press the alt key once inside Computer, a bar pops up, go to tools, folder options, near top, click on show hidden files, folders, and drives, then click OK.

  3. Gian Singh
    September 11, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Use Kaspersky rescue disk or Birens Boot Disk or run windows in safe mode

  4. Dave Rimmer
    September 11, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Hi. If you state that the files are hidden you can try the following.
    Click My Computer/C: Drive/ on the top right click on Organize/ scroll down to Folder and Search Options/ a new window will open click on View/ then on Show Hidden Files and Folders click Apply and close. On the C: Drive click Users/Your Name/AppData/Local delete anything with Jave/Sun on it you can also search LocalLow and Roaming as well. These folders should always be searched also when deleting Programs and Apps. When you have finished go back to Folder and Search Options and check Do not show Hidden Files and Folders. Hope this helps.

    • HannibalCat
      September 12, 2012 at 3:55 am

      Thanks - I'll try all that.

  5. EL
    September 11, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    You might also want to try a virus-scanning rescue cd that you can boot from. Examples are AVG and Kaspersky.

  6. ha14
    September 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Virus found in the Java cache directory

    scan with clanwin portable in safe mode also clean you registry with ccleaner (you can ask ccleaner to delete files), wise registry cleanser,....

  7. GrrGrrr
    September 10, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    1. install unlocker & find if the files are locked. if yes, use unlocker to delete them. May require a reboot

    2. scan ur system with SUPERAntiSpyware free/portable

    3. Get rid of AVG and install a better software for protection.

  8. Rajaa Chowdhury
    September 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Try Comodo Internet security Premium free and Malwarebytes

  9. sarah
    September 10, 2012 at 12:48 pm

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  10. Alan Wade
    September 10, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Download SuperAntispyware.
    Once installed, restart into safe mode.
    Scan your system.

    • HannibalCat
      September 10, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      Already did. No joy.

  11. Shakirah Faleh Lai
    September 10, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Delete them using Malwarebytes.

    • HannibalCat
      September 10, 2012 at 7:12 am

      Malwarebytes didn't find them.

  12. Erlis D.
    September 10, 2012 at 3:01 am

    Try logging in with safe mode, and navigate to the folder where those files are, and delete them...

    • HannibalCat
      September 10, 2012 at 7:11 am

      Tried looking for the files, but they appear to be hidden somehow.

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