Is your Java Software up-to-date? Sometimes users tend to avoid the hassle of updating their software, because they think it is a nuisance, but the thing is that regular updates can help you avoid the likes of Java Software Critical Update. This infection is a fake alert that pops up on your browser and then you are forced to download an update that would improve your Java package, but the problem is that if you download anything that is promoted by Java Software Critical Update there is a high chance that you might end up downloading adware or even malware onto your computer.
Cyber criminals often make use of Java vulnerabilities, because Java software tend to have security holes that users forget to fix with the most recent updates. Just recently Oracle had to issue a huge security patch for Java which fixed 36 vulnerabilities. However, if your Java is not updated, you can definitely catch something like Java Software Critical Update via potentially unwanted programs (such as Storimbo or PC Speed Maximizer) or adware applications. The good thing about this infection is that you will notice its presence immediately, because the face alert appears when you open your browser (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer).
There may be different types of notifications, but all of them carry similar messages:
JAVA: WARNING: Your Current Browser Is Outdated!
A critical security update has been released and you are required to update your Java Player.
This page will automatically close once the security update has been installed
If you see this notification on your computer it is very likely that you have installed some third party toolbar or shareware application on your system and Java Software Critical Update has arrived with it. If you click the fake alert it will redirect you to other affiliated websites such as updatejavas.com that will lead you to installing other adware applications and perhaps potentially dangerous software.
This way, your browser settings will be exposed to constant surveillance by tracking cookies and you can be sure to receive a lot of commercial pop-ups. There is also a possibility that you would be redirected to potentially corrupted websites and pages that thrive on pay-per-click system. It can be more annoying than dangerous, but do not forget that even cyber criminals could exploit Java Software Critical Update for malware distribution.
Therefore, it is obvious that you should remove Java Software Critical Update and any program related to it from your computer immediately. Run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner in order to determine which programs must be removed from your computer and then invest in a reliable antimalware tool that would terminate Java Software Critical Update for you automatically. It would also be a good idea to reset your browser settings to default.
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