How to remove Java 7 Update 65 (Virus Removal)

[toggle heading=”What is Java 7 Update 65?”]Java 7 Update 65 by Oracle is a complicated object. It is a legitimate but obsolete Java update that can be used to install bundled potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) and adware. Java 7 Update 65 is essentially the title of an old Java update that was released on July 19, 2014. The update is used to run applications developed using the java programming language and set of development tools. Many deceptive locations and free programs found online will promote this update in hopes to get users to install additional programs.

Java 7 Update 65

Java 7 Update 65 is not technically defined as a computer virus even though many have referred to the program as the Java 7 Update 65 virus. The program is still a threat or the sign of a serious computer infection. If this obsolete Java update is currently installed without knowledge, it is likely that other unwanted programs and malware are present on the computer system.

Java 7 Update 65 virus

Potential Java 7 Update 65 malware has been identified to positively download and install alongside third-party malware, malicious files, and additional potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), including Smart Web and Finance Alert. This means that it will be necessary to uninstall multiple programs and remove multiple browser add-ons and extensions to stop all unwanted activities. Apart from manually eradicating the program and others that it bundles with, files may remain undetected to the average computer user. That is why it is recommended to use a reputable anti-malware product to remove Java 7 Update 65 and malicious files that it installs alongside with.

The Java 7 Update 65 extension and browser attachments that it may bundle with have ‘permissions’ set allowing them to perform tasks users may find undesirable. These permissions are listed below.

  • Read and change all your data on the websites you visit.
  • Read and change your browsing history.
  • Manage your apps, extensions, and themes.
  • Manage your downloads.

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[toggle heading=”Is Java 7 Update 65 safe?”] Java 7 Update 65 is not considered to be safe. Critical vulnerability patch updates were released for Update 71 in October of 2014. A Critical Patch Update (CPU) is a collection of patches for multiple security vulnerabilities.

Oracle has received specific reports of malicious exploitation of vulnerabilities for which Oracle has already released fixes. In some instances, it has been reported that malicious attackers have been successful because customers had failed to apply these Oracle patches. Oracle therefore strongly recommends that customers remain on actively-supported versions and apply Critical Patch Update fixes without delay.

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[toggle heading=”How does Java 7 Update 65 get onto a computer?”]Java 7 Update 65 adware is usually downloaded and installed without user knowledge alongside free downloadable content from a variety of locations on the web. Free downloadable content includes freeware, shareware, torrents, email attachments, and more.

Users who wish to install monetized freeware may be given a choice to accept or decline an offer to install Java 7 Update 65 adware and similar products during the installation; However, the user request to decline the adware from installing can be ignored by the program or presented in a confusing manner.

In some cases, Java 7 Update 65 and other unwanted programs are deceptively promoted through questionable advertisements. These advertisements are usually dishonest, misleading, and cause the program to automatically download and install once clicked on. Most of these advertisements will claim that a Java update or other update is needed.[/toggle]

How to remove Java 7 Update 65

Step 1: Remove Java 7 Update 65 add-ons and extensions

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon on the top menu and navigate to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for suspicious extensions in the list. Remove unwanted browser extensions individually by clicking the trashcan icon next to each one.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. Search for suspicious add-ons on the Extensions and Plugin tab. Highlight each one individually and click remove.

Step 2: Uninstall Java 7 Update 65

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. On Windows Control Panel, click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program in the Programs section.

Java 7 Update 65 removal

3. Search for Java 7 Update 65 by PlayMyVid and other unwanted programs in the list of installed programs. Once an unwanted program is located, double click the item or select it with your mouse and click the Uninstall button.

4. Restart your computer.

Step 3: Scan your computer for malware

1. Download and install the free or full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The full version enables real-time protection to block malware and unwanted programs from infecting your computer, while the free version is just a free scan and removal tool.

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2. Open the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

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3. Click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to manually run a scan.

4. Once the malware scan is complete, click the Quarantine All button and reboot your computer.

If you are still having issues with potential Java 7 Update 65 malware after using Malwarebytes it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files and automatically repair corrupted settings.

Step 4: Cleanup and repair settings

1. Download and install the free or full version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

4. To automatically uninstall unwanted programs using CCleaner, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for the program in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.

If you are still experiencing issues removing potential Java 7 Update 65 malware after using this removal guide we recommend to perform a system restore/recovery or a reset/refresh for Windows 8.

Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.