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Originally Posted by UsernameGoesHer View Post

Oh great we're at the stage where people say how they NEVVVVVVERRRRRRRRRRRR go on websites that could POSSIBLY be infected rolleyes.gif
Trust me, you all go on at least one website that can be infected. You don't have to go to freepornvirus.com to get infected. If someone cared enough to screw up overclock.net you would all get the virus.

IIRC OCN was infected not too long ago. Makes sense because a lot of users here have the latest GPUs which would be perfect for botnet stuff. Not to mention, every time a thread like this pops up it becomes obvious fast that a lot of members are incredibly ignorant about malware
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I had java disabled prior to this cuz it crashes Waterfox lol, lucky me.

Pale Moon is better than Waterfox and has alot of optimizations. thumb.gif
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Will Avast Free Edition protect me?

Nope. Just remove Java.
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It may be posted here before but for who don't know how to disable it here is the link smile.gif with pictures

: : How-To Disable Java in Chrome : :

Open Preferences

In the menu bar, select Chrome and pull down to Preferences.

Under the Hood

In Preferences select Show Advanced Settings…

Plug-ins

On the Plug-ins Feature click the Exceptions button.

Content Settings

Scroll down to Privacy and click Content Settings…

Plug-ins

Click Disable individual plug-ins…

Disable Java

Click the Disable link under Java
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It may be posted here before but for who don't know how to disable it here is the link smile.gif with pictures

: : How-To Disable Java in Chrome : :

Open Preferences

In the menu bar, select Chrome and pull down to Preferences.

Under the Hood

In Preferences select Show Advanced Settings…

Plug-ins

On the Plug-ins Feature click the Exceptions button.

Content Settings

Scroll down to Privacy and click Content Settings…

Plug-ins

Click Disable individual plug-ins…

Disable Java

Click the Disable link under Java

A much simpler route is to navigate to chrome://plugins/ via the address bar and disable it.
    
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post #96 of 205
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A much simpler route is to navigate to chrome://plugins/ via the address bar and disable it.

well is not everyone that know what we know so better be sure than lucky. still lot people need pics to get things done smile.gif
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post #97 of 205
More info regarding the 0-day exploit (i.e. beyond overhyped)

https://www.securelist.com/en/blog/208193822/The_Current_Web_Delivered_Java_0day
Edited by chinesekiwi - 8/28/12 at 4:04pm
post #98 of 205
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Originally Posted by TheBlindDeafMute View Post

Java has always had security issues. Doesn't really do anything great either. UNINSTALL! thumb.gif

Minecrafts great. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post

How do you even become infected? When running a java application within your browser? Does that website have to be infected?
This does not sound like much of a threat at the moment. Just stick to usual websites that don't require your Java application.

Ads could contain it.
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Originally Posted by UsernameGoesHer View Post

Oh great we're at the stage where people say how they NEVVVVVVERRRRRRRRRRRR go on websites that could POSSIBLY be infected rolleyes.gif

Trust me, you all go on at least one website that can be infected. You don't have to go to freepornvirus.com to get infected. If someone cared enough to screw up overclock.net you would all get the virus.

This, the sites you go on has very little bearing on whether you get virii or not, those users who say "I swear I wasn't looking at porn! This just happened!" could very well be telling the truth thanks to a drive by infection.
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Originally Posted by tsm106 View Post

I had java disabled prior to this cuz it crashes Waterfox lol, lucky me.

Pale Moon is better than Waterfox and has alot of optimizations. thumb.gif

Not as many since 3.6, I'm afraid; the difference between the two comes down to name, logo and where you download it from.

Disabled java in my browsers, turned on real time protection (Can't hurt) in MSE and turned on adblock again, should be alright against most casual attacks. I'm curious if this could be used for Linux and OS X too.

Put a link here in the OP, it has a relatively untested custom patched version. (OCers speciality.)
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post #99 of 205
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Originally Posted by trendy View Post

Are we sure Chrome's sandbox doesn't protect us? I mean, I always thought of it as a VM kind of environment....

Scary none-the-less.

Chromes sandbox covers the browser itself, extensions, and its own PDF plugin and flash plugins. Other third party plugins such as Java runtime are not covered under the sandbox.

At the same time though, Java applets are by default blocked from running in Chrome until permission is manually granted by the user. I would still disable the java runtime plugin entirely though.
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I thought nobody uses java anymore. I stopped using it since XP. The only program that required it since then was a PSP emulator, but it was written on it.
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