Outdated Java Plugin Detected popup is a fake message warning that you are currently using a Java Plugin which may be outdated. It is a social engineering technique used to distribute various browser extensions, toolbars, adware and other potentially unwanted programs. The message can be displayed on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome while you are surfing the Internet. Here is how it looks like:
Outdated Java Plugin Detected
You are currently using a Java Plugin Which may be outdated
Please Update To The Latest Version Of Java (Recommended)
Download Java for Windows
Recommended Version 7 Update 25 (filesize: 882 KB)
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By downloading Java you acknowledge that you have read and accepted the terms of the end user license agreement.
Outdated Java Plugin Detected popup is caused by a browser plugin that can be added while users are downloading other applications from the Internet. It is not a fair but a very common way to distribute browser plugins. To avoid that, be more cautious about your downloads. Make sure you always read Terms and Agreements and opt for a Custom installation. This will enable you to take more control of what components you will allow to be installed.
If Outdated Java Plugin Detected popup is already being displayed on your browser, do not take this message for granted. The truth is if you agree to start a download and click on the message, you will end up installing a program like AwesomeHP, Sweet-Page, Feven, CouponBuddy etc. These applications are known to be very intrusive and to involve users into various affiliate marketing related campaigns.
To remove Outdated Java Plugin Detected popup and any plugins that have caused it, scan your system with Spyhunter, Stopzilla or other legitimate tool that you trust. They will eliminate this popup easily. Don’t forget to upgrade your antispyware to its newest version to ensure detection and removal of the most recent unwanted programs.
Using Control Panel to remove the main Outdated Java Plugin Detected popup components and installers
- Go to Control Panel. On Windows XP/Vista/7 open Start -> Control Panel . Then Add/Remove Programs. On Windows 8 enter Control Panel in the search box. In both cases you might have to confirm that you are the administrator on this PC.
- By default, I recommend removing Yontoo, WebCake, anything “savings” or “coupon” related. Scanning with Anti-Malware programs like Spyhunter or Stopzilla might give a good idea of what programs you should remove from there as well.
- Close Control Panel.
Removing Outdated Java Plugin Detected popup from Internet Explorer
- Press on the gear icon->Manage Add-ons.
- Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove ones you do not know AND that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
- Close The Options.
Removing Outdated Java Plugin Detected popup from Firefox
- Enter about:addonsin URL field.
- Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe it is a good bet that you do not need it.
- Optionally, reset Firefox: go to Firefox ->Help (Help in menu for OSX users) -> Troubleshooting Information. Then Reset Firefox.
Removing Outdated Java Plugin Detected popup from Chrome
- Enter chrome://extensions in url field.
- Go through extensions list and remove programs you do not need. If unsure, you can disable them temporally.
- Restart Chrome.
- Optionally, you can go to chrome://settings, press Advanced settings, scroll to the bottom of the list and press Reset browser settings.
If you found an extension that can’t be removed from the browser, it has either to be removed from Control Panel or with antimalware programs (like Spyhunter, malwarebytes) or program uninstallers (like RevoUninstaller ).
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