‘Outdated Java Plugin Detected’ Pop-Up

‘Outdated Java Plugin Detected’ Pop-Up Description

The 'Outdated Java Plugin Detected' pop-up is commonly associated with Potentially Unwanted Programs, and the 'Outdated Java Plugin Detected' pop-up uses a social engineering approach to distribute these types of components. The 'Outdated Java Plugin Detected' pop-up may be used to install adware and to expose computer users to unwanted content. The 'Outdated Java Plugin Detected' pop-up may appear when the computer user visits certain compromised websites or if an adware is already installed on the affected Web browser. The main purpose of the 'Outdated Java Plugin Detected' pop-up is to generate revenue at the expense of computer users. The 'Outdated Java Plugin Detected' pop-up is also used to generate traffic, driving computer users to certain sponsored websites and exposing them to advertising content. Content linked to the 'Outdated Java Plugin Detected' pop-up may also be used to track computer users by observing their online activities and gathering classified data about the affected Web browser.

Your Java Plugin is Fine, Just Ignore this Fake Pop-Up


If your Web browser is displaying the 'Outdated Java Plugin Detected' pop-up, this may indicate that your Web browser has been weakened by a PUP. However, it may also indicate that you are visiting a website compromised by hackers. In general, if your Web browser is displaying the 'Outdated Java Plugin Detected' pop-up regardless of the websites you visit, then this may indicate that the PUP is already installed on your computer. The full text of the 'Outdated Java Plugin Detected' pop-up reads as follows:

Outdated Java Plugin Detected
You are currently using a Java Plugin Which may be outdated
Please Update To The Latest Version Of Java (Recommended)

Download Java for Windows
Recommended Version 7 Update 25 (filesize: 882 KB)

Agree and Start Free Download

By downloading Java you acknowledge that you have read and accepted the terms of the end user license agreement.


Agreeing to download this supposed update for Java results in the installation of a bundle of PUPs and unwanted content on the affected Web browser. Because of this, PC security researchers strongly recommend ignoring the contents of the 'Outdated Java Plugin Detected' pop-up and only downloading updates for Java directly from its developers.

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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?


Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
  • Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in 'Safe Mode with Networking' and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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