Java 13.6 Update Scam

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SpasticPat, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. SpasticPat macrumors 6502

    SpasticPat

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    #1
    Hello,

    On my mother's Macbook Pro she got a notification for Java 13.6 for mac needing to be updated on some random website and installed it. Her internet now is running extremely slow. The downloaded file referenced Java Tree Manual in its file name and doesn't seem to be at all legit.

    I checked java.com and the latest is Version 8 Update 31. I know there were fake java update versions out there that are viruses/malware. I scanned her Mac with Avast! and Adware Medic but neither found anything. Is there anything else I should do to check her Mac?
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

    simonsi

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    Look for anything java-related in the launch items or launchdaemons folder.
     
  3. SpasticPat thread starter macrumors 6502

    SpasticPat

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    #3
    In Launchdaemons, there is only one java related item, com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist

    Under LaunchAgents, there's these two:

    com.apple.java.InstallOnDemand.plist
    com.apple.java.updateSharing.plist


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