Fake Java Update - 'This Content Might Require Java Update 13.6'
July 9, 2014
July 4, 2014
The advertisement below: "This content might require Java Update 13.6," is malicious and you should not click on it. This advertisement was created by cyber-criminals to trick persons into clicking on it, thinking they need an updated version of Java in order to view some content.
Please continue reading below.
But, clicking on the advertisement will only redirect them to a malicious website that will infect their computers with viruses, Trojan horses, Potentially Unwanted Programs or other malware.
The Malicious Advertisement: Java Update: This Content Might Require Java Update 13.6
This content might require Java Update 13.6.
Would you like to udate it now
Yes Update Later
Clicking on this malicious advertisement will take you to the malware website: www.my-movie-player.com.
This website will attempt to download some malware or potentially unwanted programs on your computer by taking you to the malicious website: get.file2desktop.com.
If you see the advertisement on a website that you are on, please do not click on it. This is how cyber-criminals infect your computer with viruses, Trojan horse and other malware.
Now, these cyber-criminals will continue to trick internet users into installing malicious software by luring them to malicious websites and claiming that they need some form of software to watch a video or some other content.
The safest place to update the version of Java running on your computer is to go to www.java.com.to go directly to the download page on www.java.com, you can click here.
This link will determine if you have the recommended version of Java installed on your computer. If you do not have the recommended version installed, you will be given a link to download it.
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