How do I keep virus-infected java class files from infecting my browser?
February 16, 2004 5:47 PM   Subscribe

Norton AV keeps finding java class files that that have viruses and trojans: byteverify, backdoor.Hacarmy, Js.Exception.Exploit. How do I keep them off my system?

I use both IE and firefox/firebird
posted by srboisvert to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
I suspect if you really want to avoid them, turn of java. Or at least choose a security setting that forces the browser to ask if you want to run specific applets.
posted by Hackworth at 7:02 PM on February 16, 2004

To quote the mighty Register, "but Outlook, and (heaven forbid) Internet Explorer don't belong on any computer."

This page should make you worry whether Norton AV is actually finding everything on your computer. If you can, I'd re-install from scratch, and install a firewall. If you really must run IE, make absolutely sure ActiveX is turned off.
posted by salmacis at 12:39 AM on February 17, 2004

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