Every time, when you browse the Net with your browser the “Install Java Update” pop-up keeps annoying you? It is possible that an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) get installed on your PC system. The ‘ad supported’ software can end up on your computer in various methods. Most often is when you download and install free applications and forget to uncheck the box for the additional applications installation. Do not panic because we’ve got the solution. Here’s a guide on how to remove undesired “Install Java Update” fake alerts from the Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and FF and other web browsers.
It’s not a good idea to have an unwanted program such as the ad-supported software which cause misleading “Install Java Update” pop up to appear. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you do not know about. Even worse, the adware can be used to gather a wide variety of privacy information which can be later used for marketing purposes. You don’t know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely don’t know what will happen when you click on any “Install Java Update” pop up advertisements.
The adware often modify all web browser shortcuts that located on your Desktop to force you visit various annoying ad web-sites. As a result, your web-browser can still redirect you to an unwanted ad web-page despite your personal computer is actually free of ‘ad supported’ software and other malicious software.
Instructions that is shown below, will help you to clean your personal computer from the adware as well as delete “Install Java Update” undesired popup ads from the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, FF and Microsoft Edge and other web-browsers.
Remove “Install Java Update” scam (Virus removal)
We can help you get rid of “Install Java Update” from your web browsers, without the need to take your PC system to a professional. Simply follow the removal guide below if you currently have the annoying adware on your computer and want to remove it. If you’ve any difficulty while trying to remove the ad-supported software that designed to show misleading “Install Java Update” popup within your browser, feel free to ask for our assist in the comment section below. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to shut down your web browser or restart your PC system.
To remove “Install Java Update”, use the following steps:
- How to get rid of “Install Java Update” popup warnings without any software
- Removing the “Install Java Update”, check the list of installed software first
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Delete “Install Java Update” pop-up warnings from Internet Explorer
- Remove “Install Java Update” popup from Google Chrome
- Delete “Install Java Update” popup warnings from Firefox
- Disinfect the web-browser’s shortcuts to remove “Install Java Update” redirect
- How to remove “Install Java Update” with free tools
- How to stop “Install Java Update” fake alerts
- How to prevent “Install Java Update” fake alerts from getting inside your personal computer
- To sum up
How to get rid of “Install Java Update” popup warnings without any software
These steps to delete “Install Java Update” popup warnings without any apps are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step tutorial completely to fully remove this ad supported software that designed to show misleading “Install Java Update” pop up warnings within your web browser.
Removing the “Install Java Update”, check the list of installed software first
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the program that causes the appearance of unwanted advertisements or internet browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown in the figure below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category like below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right like below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) as shown on the image below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed applications and get rid of all dubious and unknown software. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed programs by date. After you have found anything dubious that may be the adware which displays misleading “Install Java Update” pop up scam on your personal computer or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then choose this application and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your system.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying “Install Java Update” web-site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all tasks which have been created by malicious application.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will open a prompt that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the screen below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete “Install Java Update” pop-up warnings from Internet Explorer
The IE reset is great if your browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your web browser, that installed by an malicious software.
First, start the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” as displayed on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your machine for the changes to take effect.
Remove “Install Java Update” popup from Google Chrome
Use the Reset web-browser utility of the Google Chrome to reset all its settings such as homepage, search engine by default and newtab to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of browser redirects to undesired ad websites such as “Install Java Update”.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as displayed in the figure below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Delete “Install Java Update” popup warnings from Firefox
If the Firefox settings such as home page, search provider and new tab page have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, start the Firefox and press button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, press the Help button () as shown on the screen below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the ‘ad supported’ software which made to show misleading “Install Java Update” pop-up scam within your internet browser. Once, it’s finished, press the “Finish” button.
Disinfect the web-browser’s shortcuts to remove “Install Java Update” redirect
Important to know, most anti-malware applications that are able to remove adware that causes web browsers to display misleading “Install Java Update” pop-up scam, but unable to detect and recover altered shortcut files. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcut files for your Microsoft Edge, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Chrome browsers manually.
Right click on the shortcut file of infected browser as on the image below.
Select the “Properties” option and it’ll display the shortcut file’s properties. Next, click the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field as displayed in the figure below.
Then press OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all internet browsers which are redirected to the “Install Java Update” unwanted website.
How to remove “Install Java Update” with free tools
Many antivirus companies have created programs that help detect adware and thereby get rid of “Install Java Update” from the Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers. Below is a a few of the free programs you may want to use. Your machine can have a large number of potentially unwanted applications, adware and hijackers installed at the same time, so we suggest, if any unwanted or malicious program returns after rebooting the PC system, then launch your machine into Safe Mode and run the anti-malware tool again.
How to automatically remove “Install Java Update” fake alerts with Zemana Anti-malware
You can remove “Install Java Update” pop up automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We recommend this malicious software removal tool because it may easily delete hijackers, PUPs, ad-supported software which reroutes your web-browser to “Install Java Update” website with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Please go to the link below to download the latest version of Zemana for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Once the download is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Free will try to update itself and when this task is finished, press the “Scan” button for checking your machine for the adware that causes misleading “Install Java Update” fake alerts on your web-browser.
This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan Zemana Anti-Malware will detect threats exist on your PC. Review the results once the utility has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will remove adware that made to show misleading “Install Java Update” pop up within your web browser.
Delete “Install Java Update” pop-up warnings and malicious extensions with Hitman Pro
HitmanPro will help get rid of ‘ad supported’ software that causes multiple misleading “Install Java Update” alerts and pop-ups that slow down your computer. The hijackers, adware and other PUPs slow your web-browser down and try to mislead you into clicking on dubious ads and links. HitmanPro removes the ad supported software and lets you enjoy your machine without “Install Java Update” pop-up warnings.
- Please go to the link below to download Hitman Pro. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- When downloading is complete, start the HitmanPro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, press Yes to continue.
- In the HitmanPro window, click the “Next” to start checking your PC system for the adware that causes misleading “Install Java Update” pop-up warnings on your internet browser. Depending on your PC, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the tool is scanning, you can see count of objects and files has already scanned.
- Once the checking is done, you can check all threats found on your machine. Next, you need to click “Next”. Now, click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
Delete “Install Java Update” popup with Malwarebytes
Remove “Install Java Update” pop up scam manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your machine. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars and hijacker infections that your machine may be infected too.
MalwareBytes Free can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
When the download is finished, close all software and windows on your computer. Double-click the install file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes on your PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Free utility will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out adware that causes misleading “Install Java Update” pop up scam on your web-browser. Depending on your PC, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
When MalwareBytes Free has completed scanning, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will show a list of all threats detected by the scan. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will delete ad supported software which cause misleading “Install Java Update” pop-up warnings to appear. After finished, you may be prompted to reboot the system.
We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to delete adware, browser hijacker infection and other malicious software.
How to stop “Install Java Update” fake alerts
In order to increase your security and protect your PC against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web-sites, you need to run ad-blocker application that blocks an access to harmful advertisements and webpages. Moreover, the application may stop the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guide as shown on the screen below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your PC system, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop up advertisements, “Install Java Update” redirect, as well as other harmful or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
How to prevent “Install Java Update” fake alerts from getting inside your personal computer
To sum up
Now your computer should be clean of the ‘ad supported’ software that causes misleading “Install Java Update” fake alerts on your web-browser. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop up ads and annoying harmful pages) and Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your computer for new malware, browser hijacker infections and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows operating system. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijacker infections, malicious apps and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove “Install Java Update” pop-up from your browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.