The “Download Java” is a misleading web page that can be used to trick you into downloading an questionable software. If your system is connecting to the “Download Java” web-page, then it is possible that you have an unwanted software from the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) family installed on your system. Most often, the unwanted program installs on the system in a bundle with free software that you downloaded and installed from the Internet. Once it gets inside your computer, it’ll modify certain personal computer’s settings including home page, search provider by default and newtab page in order to redirect your’s web browser to ad webpages or display lots of undesired pop up ads from various third-party ad networks.
The adware that made to show misleading “Download Java” popup scam within your web browser, is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, alters internet browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the adware can install additional web-browser extensions and modules that will inject advertising banners within the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge’s screen. Moreover, the adware may install browser hijacker that once started, will alter the web-browser’s startpage and search provider. The worst is, the ad supported software can be used to gather lots of your confidential info such as what webpages you are opening, what you are looking for the Web and so on. This personal data, later, may be used for marketing purposes.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, some adware to also alter all internet browsers shortcut files that located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your internet browser to annoying ad web-sites such as “Download Java”, certain of which might be harmful. It can make the whole system more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
To find out how to remove “Download Java” fake alerts, we advise to read the steps added to this blog post below. The tutorial was developed by experienced security researchers who discovered a solution to get rid of the annoying adware out of the computer.
Remove “Download Java” pop up scam (removal instructions)
The following few simple steps will help you to get rid of “Download Java” popup scam from the MS Edge, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Moreover, the steps below will allow you to delete malicious software, hijackers, potentially unwanted software and toolbars that your system may be infected. Please do the tutorial step by step. If you need help or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Some of the steps below will require you to exit this webpage. So, please read the guidance carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove “Download Java”, complete the following steps:
- Manual “Download Java” pop-up removal
- Remove ‘ad supported’ software through the Windows Control Panel
- Clean up the web browsers shortcuts which have been affected by ‘ad supported’ software
- Delete “Download Java” fake alerts from IE
- Delete “Download Java” from Firefox by resetting browser settings
- Remove “Download Java” pop up from Chrome
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- “Download Java” popup warnings automatic removal
- Run AdBlocker to stop “Download Java” and stay safe online
- How was “Download Java” pop-up scam installed on PC system
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Manual “Download Java” pop-up removal
Most common ad supported software may be deleted without any antivirus software. The manual ad supported software removal is steps that will teach you how to remove the “Download Java” fake alerts.
Remove ‘ad supported’ software through the Windows Control Panel
Some of potentially unwanted programs, adware and browser hijackers can be removed using the Add/Remove programs utility that may be found in the Microsoft Windows Control Panel. So, if you are running any version of Microsoft Windows and you have noticed an unwanted application, then first try to delete it through Add/Remove programs.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next press Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all applications installed on the PC.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete dubious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video guide below.
Clean up the web browsers shortcuts which have been affected by ‘ad supported’ software
Unfortunately, the adware that causes browsers to show misleading “Download Java” pop-up scam, can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your browsers shortcuts), so that the “Download Java” ad webpage will be displayed when you launch the FF, MS Edge, Chrome and Internet Explorer or another web-browser.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your infected web-browser. Choose the “Properties” option. It’ll display the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The adware which displays misleading “Download Java” fake alerts on your PC can rewrite it. If you are seeing something such as “…exe http://site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the web-browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example as shown in the following example.
Once is complete, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for web browser shortcut files which reroutes to an undesired pages. When you have finished, go to next step.
Delete “Download Java” fake alerts from IE
If you find that Internet Explorer internet browser settings like default search engine, start page and new tab having been modified by ad-supported software which shows misleading “Download Java” pop-up on your PC system, then you may restore your settings, via the reset internet browser procedure.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect. It will delete ‘ad supported’ software that causes multiple misleading “Download Java” alerts and popups, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like newtab page, homepage and default search provider to default state.
Delete “Download Java” from Firefox by resetting browser settings
The FF reset will keep your personal information such as bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data, restore preferences and security settings, remove redirects to intrusive “Download Java” webpage and adware.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the screen below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove “Download Java” pop up from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to get rid of the adware, harmful and adware extensions, as well as to recover the web browser’s new tab, start page and search engine by default that have been replaced by ad supported software which shows misleading “Download Java” popup scam on your machine.
- First, start the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as on the image above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your computer, it will open “Download Java” unwanted webpage. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all malicious tasks which have been created by unwanted applications.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens a dialog box that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the following example.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then delete this harmful task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the unwanted applications, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then press on it with the right mouse button and choose Delete as shown in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
“Download Java” popup warnings automatic removal
Anti-Malware programs differ from each other by many features like performance, scheduled scans, automatic updates, virus signature database, technical support, compatibility with other antivirus programs and so on. We recommend you run the following free applications: Zemana AntiMalware, MalwareBytes and Hitman Pro. Each of these applications has all of needed features, but most importantly, they can identify the adware and delete “Download Java” pop-up warnings from the Edge, FF, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
How to get rid of “Download Java” pop up warnings with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a utility which can delete adware, PUPs, hijacker infections and other malware from your PC system easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of machine resources.
- Download Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) by clicking on the link below.
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- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web-browser will show the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After the downloading process is finished, please close all applications and open windows on your personal computer. Next, launch a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will start the “Setup wizard” of Zemana onto your system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana will run and show the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the adware that causes multiple misleading “Download Java” alerts and pop-ups. Depending on your machine, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana Anti Malware is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
- When Zemana Free completes the scan, you will be shown the list of all detected threats on your system.
- You may get rid of items (move to Quarantine) by simply press the “Next” button. The tool will remove ad supported software that causes misleading “Download Java” fake alerts on your browser and move threats to the program’s quarantine. After the procedure is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
- Close the Zemana and continue with the next step.
Scan and free your personal computer of adware with HitmanPro
If Zemana Anti Malware cannot get rid of this adware, then we recommends to run the Hitman Pro. Hitman Pro is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, potentially unwanted apps, toolbars and adware that causes web-browsers to show misleading “Download Java” popup. It’s specially developed to work as a second scanner for your machine.
Installing the Hitman Pro is simple. First you will need to download Hitman Pro on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the following link.
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When the downloading process is finished, open the file location and double-click the HitmanPro icon. It will launch the HitmanPro utility. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to run the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Next” for checking your system for the adware that causes web browsers to show misleading “Download Java” fake alerts. This task can take some time, so please be patient. While the Hitman Pro is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
When the scan get completed, you may check all items found on your PC like below.
Next, you need to click “Next” button. It will display a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button. The HitmanPro will start to remove ad-supported software that causes multiple misleading “Download Java” alerts and pop ups. After disinfection is done, the utility may ask you to restart your computer.
Scan and clean your system of adware with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free. You may download and install Malwarebytes to detect ‘ad supported’ software and thereby delete “Download Java” pop-up scam from your web-browsers. When installed and updated, the free malicious software remover will automatically check and detect all threats present on the machine.
Installing the MalwareBytes AntiMalware is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
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When the downloading process is finished, close all applications and windows on your PC system. Double-click the setup file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Free on your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, press Finish button. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the ‘ad supported’ software which designed to show misleading “Download Java” fake alerts within your browser. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a malware, adware or potentially unwanted applications are found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
When MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) has finished scanning your machine, a list of all items detected is created. Review the results once the tool has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes will get rid of ad-supported software that cause misleading “Download Java” pop up scam to appear and move items to the program’s quarantine. When that process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the PC system.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) to remove ‘ad supported’ software, hijacker infection and other malware.
Run AdBlocker to stop “Download Java” and stay safe online
It’s important to run ad blocking programs like AdGuard to protect your computer from harmful web-pages. Most security experts says that it is okay to stop advertisements. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard may to block “Download Java” and other intrusive web-pages.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the link below.
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After downloading it, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the install is done, you will see a window as displayed below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you run your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block popups, “Download Java” redirect, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that may be found on your desktop.
How was “Download Java” pop-up scam installed on PC system
Most of unwanted popup advertisements such as “Download Java” advertisements come from web browser toolbars, web-browser extensions, BHOs (browser helper objects) and bundled programs. In most cases, these items claim itself as apps that improve your experience on the Internet by providing a fast and interactive start page or a search engine that does not track you. Remember, how to avoid the unwanted apps. Be cautious, run only reputable programs which download from reputable sources. NEVER install any unknown and suspicious applications.
After completing the steps above, your machine should be free from adware that shows misleading “Download Java” popup scam on your machine and other malware. The FF, Edge, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome will no longer redirect you to various unwanted web pages such as “Download Java”. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.