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06 Nov 2011  
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
MSSE alert pop-up when checking time.gov this morning

I clicked on the time.gov website this morning to check my local time which I guess uses a Java application. It's a site I have bookmarked and check occasionally while setting my clocks which never seem to keep good time.

I immediately had a pop-up I've never seen before warning me of a serious computer risk. At first I was suspicious whether it really was a warning from MSE (since I've never seen it before) or just one of those fake windows you get with infected websites asking you to click on it. It did look like it could be from MSE though, so I clicked on more information and the window had the MSE icon on it. It listed Java (with some letters and/or numbers - I didn't take a screen cap) and said it was suspended and asked whether or not I wanted to remove it.

I just updated Java yesterday, so perhaps that is the cause of the warning? Or could it just be that MSE thought the Java run clock on the time.gov website was a threat when it wasn't?

When I closed the time.gov tab, the warning disappeared. I don't know much about Java and never had a warning before from MSE. Since the warning box disappeared before I clicked to remove the "threat", does that mean the issue is resolved? Or is there more I need to do?

Thanks in advance for any advice!
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