While browsing I ran across an interesting site. In the process of loading the web site into my browse I was asked if I wanted to install a new version of Java. Thinking that my MacAfee Antivirus software would protect me from any threats I answered yes and I immediately received a threat warning from a program from Privacy Protection (PP) which immediately started identifying viruses that were loaded on the system. I attempted to run a quick scan using MacAfee, thescan completed successfully without identifying any virus threats. I continued to get messages from privacy protector informing me of increasing threats and asking me to activate (PP) to stop the threats. I had increased trouble running programs (internet explorer, word, MacAfee, solitaire, system configuration). I allowed PP to perform a full scan and it reported over 80 threats. I then ran a full scan using Macafee and it completed without reporting any threats. I then loaded windows in safe mode without any errors or threats reported. I loaded windows in safe mode with networking without problems and connected to the internet.
I then took a WAG (wild ass guess) and said to myself this is a program I loaded when I was asked to upgrade Java (which it probably didn’t do). I checked the startup menu in system configuration and there were two programs which had installed themselves into the startup menu in the timeframe which was the same as the Java update
named: yuf develop;
manufacturer was jet brains s.r.o
program location: (drive letter):\users\(username)\appdata\roaming\privacy.exe