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Windows 7: Javaws.exe *32 is multiplying on my process list Windows 7 SP1

26 Mar 2016   #1
Steve

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Javaws.exe *32 is multiplying on my process list Windows 7 SP1

Running windows 7 SP1 on an HP Pavilion with an i5.
I have the system disconnected from the network now and won't reconnect until fixed.
I had Norton running but shut it down as I blamed it for the lag. Then I saw the process list on taskmanager filled with javaws.exe *32.
Ran malwarebytes with no issue found and have Defender running but the javaws.exe is killing connectivity.
It prevented a java update from completing. Prevents Defender from updating but not from scanning.
I do I shut off Javaws.exe?
How do I determine the cause?

Thanks,
Steve


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26 Mar 2016   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

If you dont use Java, uninstall it from programs/features, or if you do need it!, go to
Controlpanel>> administration tools >> services >> scroll to it Right click >> properties >> start up type to manual.

Roy
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26 Mar 2016   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

From some cursory Google research online, it looks like Javaws.exe is a program used by Java, but can also be compromised and used to deliver malware payloads into an infected computer.

I would consider this as an infection, particularly since it seems to be self replicating, and is preventing Java and your security software from updating.

I found a method of removal, though I suggest you do the manual removal method as I'm unfamiliar with the site it comes from. Use the site at your own risk!

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At the very least, remove Java if you don't absolutely need it, or at least until you get rid of the infestation, as Torchwood recommends.
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