Keep getting whole screen "you need to update Java to continue viewing this page"

Discussion in 'ARRSE: Site Issues' started by Bravo_Bravo, Jan 1, 2014.

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  1. Bravo_Bravo

    Bravo_Bravo LE

    Anyone else?

    Or have I just succumbed to a virus? The address doesn't look kosher, will try to copy if I see it again...
  2. syledis


    What have you been looking at , you naughty boy?
  3. When faced with similar, I go to the Java page and update there. If the initial page repeats its requirement to update, I avoid it.
  4. Bravo_Bravo

    Bravo_Bravo LE

    Just been advised by a popup I've won an iPhone 5...

    #@ Syledis - nearest thing to "naughty" is the vintage pics of ladies in a state of undress that appear in the sidebars...
  5. BBI

    t is a virus.

    Do NOT (I assume you havent') update via the page unless you want a load of adware on your PC.

    It will also mimic your browser and other programes.

    Rkill, Avast, Adaware (especially useful on this) and Malwarebytes.

    Job jobbed.
  6. Jack Ingough

    Jack Ingough LE

    I had similar a while ago after famiuly had been using my laptop. It only happened on arrse pages though and a scan didnt find anything and I have a sneaky feeling it may be a naughty script in an ad
  7. Bravo_Bravo

    Bravo_Bravo LE

    Thanks all

    I'm running a Kasperski scan which has uncovered Produkey and
  8. It could well be a naughty adscript, built in to a unsuspecting advert.

    Also bear in mind this - Inform your visitors about browser-updates is a kosher site!

    Just don't click anything. Remember the tab may say 'not thanks' to you, but it is what it says in machine code that counts.

    Also worth noting that 'porn' sites are no longer the main purveyor of little surprises.

    I think the current winner is some adolescent female singer or other.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2014
  9. I had that one. Adaware sorted it out.
  10. ex_donkey_man

    ex_donkey_man LE

    When I have ever had some kind of virus, it always seems to have come from looking around on Fleabay!
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  11. Jack Ingough

    Jack Ingough LE

    Thanks dad.
  12. Good CO

    Good CO LE Admin

    can you send me a link to the page this happens on, and a screenshot would be handy.
  13. Good CO

    Good CO LE Admin

    that only targeted you?
  14. Good CO

    Good CO LE Admin

    ahh, yes. EBay. Large international corporation dealing with financial transactions and reliant on the trust of its enormous user base, which would lose vast sums of money to lose following any sort of security scandal. It strikes me as supremely unlikely that eBay would be involved in the distribution of viruses and malware. It would make a killer headline if you can prove it though.
  15. Bravo_Bravo

    Bravo_Bravo LE

    Will do, Boss - but I think my recent Kasperski scan has nuked it.