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    Java is out of date?

    All day I have been getting a reminder that my Java application is out of date, and it's coming from some site called "fugdownload." Could this be legitimate? I don't remember if I even use Java any longer.

    I'm running Windows 10.

    My browser is the latest version of Chrome. Email is Gmail. My AV is free AVG. I can't think of any other helpful information to provide you wondrously helpful folks. Thanks as usual to all.

    Hey, merry Christmas and all that to all of you - or merry whatever you do or do not celebrate or observe this season that is upon us.

    Jack Lavelle in Phoenix, AZ
    laeva65@gmail.com

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    Fugdownload is one of many adware programs well-known for fake popups about a "Java Software Critical Update". Have a look at this gude for instructions about how to remove: Remove “Java Software Critical Update” virus (Removal Guide).

    Hope this helps...

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    You generally don't need Java these days so it shouldn't be installed. It usually comes as part of a program written in Java.

    cheers, Paul

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    Ahhh, you guys are great, as always. I'll get to work scrubbing fugdownload out of my system by following the instructions and report back when I have finished.

    Thanks. I feel a little smarter after belonging to this group a while because I didn't fall for the immediate con and d/l the update to Java.

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    You may want to disregard the tutorial's step to use Hitman Pro as that is a paid for program.

    I would think AdwCleaner and the free version of MBAM would be sufficient but you can also run Junkware Removal Tool to confirm it has gone.

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/down...-removal-tool/

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