Java security update pop-up...is it a virus, or?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X' started by Galen Fous, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. Galen Fous

    Galen Fous New Member

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    I am getting what seems like virus driven message pop-up in safari. Ther page title is "Java Software Critcal Update" and the on-page info says
    Free Java Security Update (Required)
    Download and Update Java for your desktop computer now to proceed.
    Version 7 Update 21 - Critical

    Here is the link...but not sure if it is a problem if you open it... http://jvupgrade.com/us4/index.php?c=124&l=301&subid=247469382

    It looks like a java update page, but there is an endless loop of repeated messages if I try to quit the page using he red x in the top corner. Clicking the x brings up a message that my browser is outdated I am required to update. I can then choose to leave or stay...choosing leave brings the original error message abut the oudated browser...

    I restarted the computer, but when I open safari it defaults to the java update page.

    Ay suggestions on how to get rid of it?

    Thanks

    Galen
    Galen Fous, Sep 6, 2013
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  2. Galen Fous

    Kaveman VIP Member

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    From the Apple Menu, run all Software Updates.
    Never Browse the web from an Admin Account.
    In Safari Preferences > Security > Disable Java

    Close that window and quit Safari
    Kaveman, Sep 6, 2013
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  3. Galen Fous

    Galen Fous New Member

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    Worked to perfection....thanks!
    Galen Fous, Sep 7, 2013
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