Question from Amil T: I have a Dell Latitude E5430 running Windows 7 Pro. Ever since last night my web browser always takes me to a website that wants me to update Java. The URL is get-new-java.com.
It doesn’t matter which browser I use or whether I type a URL into the address bar directly or click on a link on my Favorites, it always goes to that website where it prompts me to download a new version of Java. Is this legitimate or do I maybe have a virus?
Rick’s answer: Amil, you definitely have a virus that’s been making the rounds of late. Whatever you do, DO NOT click that download link!
The free version of Malwarebytes used in conjunction with your regular antivirus program should detect and remove all traces of the “get-new-java” virus. Follow these directions: [Read more…]