New suspicious pop-ups, pretending to be a setup of a Java Update have been reported by users on security forums. The pop-ups introduce a fake Java Update prompt which when clicked on may download a suspicious software on the victim’s computer. Some, more heavy cases even report that the victim PC’s were infected with malware. Besides those pop-ups, other pop-ups, related to Java being added to your web browser may also appear on your computer. Such pop-ups are related to potentially unwanted software which introduces them on your computer. If you see the “Install Java Update” pop-up message, do not click on it and read the following article to learn how to properly secure your computer since it is most likely already at risk.
|Name||"Install Java Update" Pop-ups|
|Type||Potentially Unwanted Program|
|Short Description||Aims to display various different types of “Install Java Update” pop-ups on your computer which lead to the download of suspicious software or malware.|
|Symptoms||Your computer may slow down in performance and you may see different types of advertisements plus it may become infected with different malware.|
|Distribution Method||Via bundled installers, fake setups or via other PUP that has already been installed on your PC.|
See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware
Malware Removal Tool
|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss "Install Java Update" Pop-ups.|
”Install Java Update” Pop-up – How Did I Get It
There are several methods by which you may have started seeing pop-ups, like the ”Install Java Update” one. The most likely reason for seeing those is that you may have let a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) slip past your computer’s defenses. Such software is usually of unwanted character and may be concealed deep within the installers of different programs that you may have downloaded for free, from the likes of:
- Free music players.
- Drivers you may have downloaded for your PC.
- Torrent downloader programs.
- Any cracked programs you may have downloaded via torrents.
Such software may also be added as a browser extension on the most used web browsers, like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge. In addition to this, if you see other pop-ups directly on your PC without you having to open your web browser, it is also likely that your computer has been infected with a Trojan.Clicker or malware that introduces unwanted advertisements on your PC.
”Install Java Update” – What Does It Do
Seeing the ”Install Java Update” pop-up means two things – either your computer is already at risk or it may be exposed to such. The pop-up often pretends that it is an important Java Update, however you should be advised that no such pop-up actually appears unless you manually download and install Java. Here is how the original setup appears like:
In addition to this, the ”Install Java Update” pop-up may also prompt you to download an executable file directly on your computer, like one of the reported cases below displays:
Such setup is most likely a fake one and it may lead to installing unwanted program that is a hoax antivirus software or fake driver optimization utility, from the likes of Windows PC Repair. Such programs often pretend to scan your computer for new updates and other problems with your computer’s performance or health and they go as far as pretending that your computer is infected with malware in order to get you to purchase their full version.
In addition to this, if you see the ”Install Java Update” scamming message on your computer system, it is likely that it may be introduced on your computer via a Potentially Unwanted Application. Such applications often use tracking technologies to monitor your online activity, such as:
The usage of those technologies on your PC is unnoticed and your important information, like IP address, searches, clicks, browsing history and other data may be monitored by the creators of the unwanted software. Furthermore, you may also begin to see other types of advertisements, like:
- Browser Redirects.
- Ad-supported search results.
Since the ”Install Java Update” pop-up and other fake setup pop-ups on your web browser may lead to negative consequences for your computer and even infect it with malware, security experts recommend to secure your computer by removing the software, likely causing the “Install Java Update” pop-ups to appear.
Remove “Install Java Update” from Your Browser and PC
In order to remove the unwanted software causing the “Install Java Update” pop-ups and other suspicious behavior on your computer system, recommendations are that you follow the removal instructions down below. In case you feel unsure that you will detect what is causing the ”Install Java Update” pop-up or it keeps reappearing after you believe you have removed it, security experts always outline to download and scan your PC with an advanced anti-malware software automatically. Such will make sure that the ”Install Java Update” pop-up is permanently gone from your computer and that you remain secured against future infections as well.
- Guide 1: How to Remove "Install Java Update" Pop-ups from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of "Install Java Update" Pop-ups from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove "Install Java Update" Pop-ups from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase "Install Java Update" Pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall "Install Java Update" Pop-ups from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove "Install Java Update" Pop-ups from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate "Install Java Update" Pop-ups from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove "Install Java Update" Pop-ups from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove "Install Java Update" Pop-ups
Step 2: Uninstall "Install Java Update" Pop-ups and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by "Install Java Update" Pop-ups on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by "Install Java Update" Pop-ups there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of "Install Java Update" Pop-ups from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall "Install Java Update" Pop-ups and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove "Install Java Update" Pop-ups via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove "Install Java Update" Pop-ups files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as "Install Java Update" Pop-ups, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove "Install Java Update" Pop-ups from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase "Install Java Update" Pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall "Install Java Update" Pop-ups from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove "Install Java Update" Pop-ups from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the "Install Java Update" Pop-ups will be removed.
Eliminate "Install Java Update" Pop-ups from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.