Several scans on my PC have shown a Trojan that exploits Java. Java just issued update 6.24 and it comes with a McAffee Security Scan. If you did not review the contents of the update, that could be how it got on your PC. I'd love to know how to get rid of this Trojan, and if the McAffee scan will remove it.
Peter and other McAffee gurus, any info about this Trojan?
McAfee Security Scan was optional and can be removed easily via Control Panel/Programs/Uninstall a Program (Vista/Windows 7) or Add or Remove Programs (XP).
When this thread was started over a year ago we didn't know what it was as it had only just been dreamed up by the developers.
It isn't a trojan and simply checks your system for safety problems.
Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 05/03/11 5:28:31 EST PM
Peter, thank you for clarifying that the scan was easily removed from the java update install and by using add/remove programs.
I didn't mean to imply that the McAffee scan was a Trojan. This Trojan appeared about October 2010 and attached itself to Java. They suggested clearing the cache which I did but another scan I ran after the update and clearing the cache showed the same trojan still there.
Does the McAffee scan also do repairs if malware is found?
Thanks very much.
If it detects a trojan then it should be quarantined. You can then delete it by opening SecurityCenter
Click Navigation (top right)
Click Quarantined and Trusted Items
It should be in one of the three areas there and can be deleted (or restored if it's a false finding - but that would then involve other steps)