Java update, not sure if legit

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diamount

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I've been burnt a couple times with drive-by installs and this appears from nowhere. Anyone else receive it?
 

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I just updated from the main site and it fucking snuck a McAfee install in finally. Persistence pays off I guess.
 

Geoff9920

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Probably not legit. Really, just do yourself a favor and uninstall Java unless you know you absolutely need it.
 

Fireblend

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Three exclamation points?

Have risks?

javainstall.org?

Sounds legit.

Do people actually fall for this
 

railGUN

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People have been getting these for a few days - along with auto playing audio ads etc. EviLore keeps saying he will deal with them, or remove the ads, but it appears they are still problematic.

I haven't gotten any of these problematic ads for a few days (and never the Java one) but I'm pretty sure there is still a problem with malicious ads on the site.
 

diamount

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People have been getting these for a few days - along with auto playing audio ads etc. EviLore keeps saying he will deal with them, or remove the ads, but it appears they are still problematic.

I haven't gotten any of these problematic ads for a few days (and never the Java one) but I'm pretty sure there is still a problem with malicious ads on the site.
Intrusive ads are one thing but potentially installing malware from a supposed reputable site won't go down well.
 

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Have to use Java at work.
Terrified that I'll google search directions to a business or do a random image search and I'll get hit with something that knocks my system out. Already had an exploit hit through looking up a business we had to contact. Crazy stuff.
 

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I updated to the latest Java version a few days ago and Firefox is already blocking it because of security risks.
 

FreddieQuell

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So this is the type of person that these work on. The fact that you even had to ask this question is something else.
 

NJDEN

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I concur, it looks quiet suspicious to me... I would just go directly to the Java website and download updates from there.
 

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Funny the latest java update is broke as fuck, disconnects my usb drive and then fails.
 

corn_fest

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Offical Java updates are announced in JavaScript alert boxes with title capitalization and grammatical errors all the time. You've got nothing to worry about.
 

diamount

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I appreciate the snide comments, really. No comments on why malicious popups are appearing on neogaf though - so lets simply brush that aside.
 

rpmurphy

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I appreciate the snide comments, really. No comments on why malicious popups are appearing on neogaf though - so lets simply brush that aside.
I've gotten annoying redirect ads here as well. It's annoying and report it because they shouldn't be there.
 

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I had a Java update today but it didn't look like that. It came up with a box and after installing, brought me to the official site.

The one in the OP doesn't look legit but there does appear to be a new update for Java.
 

kevm3

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Uninstalling Java was one of the best things I've done. It's extremely annoying having some new update constantly pop up.
 

Bucca

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wow

such jav

so risk

wow
 

RoySFNR

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Things like these are just scary. Most of the time you get these pop-ups, your computer is already dead and they're just trying to make it worse and a lot of virusscanners do jack shit about it.

That said, no one should ever fall for messages which start with WARNING!!! and then proceed to use random captial letters Like This and also only give the option to agree.
 

teh_pwn

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If it's not packaged with McAfee, it's not Java.
 

Pickles Spill

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I believe there has been a Java update that has been pushed out. Just do it from the main site, that is definitely not legit.
 
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