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Windows 7: Java Web Start Launcher multiple starts

09 Oct 2016   #1

Windows 7 professional
Java Web Start Launcher multiple starts

Issues w Java Web Start Launcher continued multiple starts slowing/ freezing processer.
Simple fix? Java not listed in Control Panel >Programs. Thanks. M.

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09 Oct 2016   #2

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

Go here javaws.exe*32 infection - thousands running in task manager The OP in the post was able to fix the issue. Hope this helps.
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10 Oct 2016   #3

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
Go here javaws.exe*32 infection - thousands running in task manager The OP in the post was able to fix the issue. Hope this helps.
Yes, the OP in that thread at another malware removal forum did have a similar problem.

However, malware removal needs to be customized and tailored for the specific machine being cleaned.
It would be inadvisable -- even dangerous -- for the OP here to follow the steps used by the OP in the other thread at the other forum.
In particular, the scripts used to clean that machine could damage @Bassmike's system.
IOW a "fix" designed to clean one machine may not work on another system and *could* damage another system.

It would be much safer for @Bassmike either to create a new post in Security section here at this forum and await help from one of our members trained and experienced in malware removal, OR to head over to one of the many reputable outside fora specializing in computer disinfection.

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10 Oct 2016   #4

Windows 7 professional

Much thanks to both Lance and Moxie. Fortunately, I may have accidentally found resolution.
Initial search in Control Panel> Programs saw no sign of anything Java- related. After posting
here and fruitless resetting IE advanced settings/ system restores, a "Java Update 91"
mysteriously appeared in the pgms. list. I uninstall it. After 45+ min. into reboot the
javaws.exe*32 infection multiple CPU- freezing Java Web Start Launcher instances
has ceased it's onslaught. Running like a greased pig. Time will tell.
I'll end with typical newbie inquiry: Is there a "recommended 'System maintenance'
registry cleaner" for Win7 Professional? Aside from staying off unsecured "sites".
My 2015 AVG business software just expired which may explain recent posted mishap.
Also running Malwarebytes, Spybot, Startpage Guard. Suggestions? Or redirect to
another related post. Aside from "Your problem is obvious".
Again much thanks to aforementioned kind pros. M.
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10 Oct 2016   #5

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1


Registry cleaners = snake oil. Even MS does not recommend them:
Numerous other, reputable articles advise against the use of such "tweakers" and "optimizers" and "cleaners".
More likely to cause harm than good.

Aside from that, if you do not need Java (a.k.a. JRE, Java Runtime Environment), it would be best to fully and completely remove all traces from your system. Few programs or websites "require" it these days. And it is a significant security risk.
There are two removal tools:

-- no longer being developed, but works fine for Win7; version 1.16 may be better than version 2
Oracle's own removal tool

As for the choice of AV, either free or paid, it's a common question with no "best" answer.
You'll need to find the one that best suits your personal taste, computing habits, system specs, budget, etc.
But most average users need ONE robust, up-to-date AV -- so you need to replace or update your expired AV.
Many users will supplement their AV with complementary protection from ONE real-time anti-malware (such as MBAM Premium or another product), and perhaps real-time anti-exploit protection (MBAE or HitmanPro Alert).
Spybot S&D is no longer held in high regard by most computer security experts. There are other, better, online and offline "second opinion" malware scanners.
I've never heard of "Startpage Gard" (or "Startpage Guard"), so I cannot comment. But there are well-established programs, such as WinPatrol that might provide the same feature.

NO software or combination of software can protect 100% of computers from 100% of malware 100% of the time. The most critical component is the part between the chair and the keyboard, through the practice of "safe hex". There are many authoritative resources at reputable computer help sites explaining home computer "best practices".

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