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Old 05-07-2013, 06:05 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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Not sure if this pertains to your situation - but it seems like this may also be an Oracle issue.

https://forums.oracle.com/forums/thr...art=0&tstart=0
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Not sure if this pertains to your situation - but it seems like this may also be an Oracle issue.

https://forums.oracle.com/forums/thr...art=0&tstart=0
You're right, it does seem to be. Would it then be only coincidental that a) both times, my popup occurred while logged in to the same page, and b) coincidental that AVG detected a threat (the first threat it has ever detected in five years) within a few minutes of the first one?
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:00 AM
 
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I think you have an odd set of coincidences going on here with the virus notification. There is probably some Java embedded on the page and when Java gets called it looking for updates. Since you manually updated you shouldn't get the warning anymore.

FYI the virus notification from AVG could have been a false positive, make sure that's up to date too.

Unless you need Java just uninstall it, most people don't need it. Very few websites use it and outside of the few web sites that use it the need for it diminishes greatly. If you find that you need it you can always reinstall.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:23 AM
 
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I've been browsing the site for a few minutes now in chrome and have not had any java pop ups.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:27 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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Whatever the cause was, I would strongly advice against updating any of the browser plug-ins through any 3rd party site that gives you a pop-up. So, to update Java, simply go to java.com: Java + You, to update Flash, go to Adobe, etc.
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