What is Java Software Critical Update?
If you see Java Software Critical Update alert in your browser, it means that your computer has been infected with an adware application. The most important thing you can do before you get rid of Java Software Critical Update related adware is to not be tricked into installing any more unnecessary programs.
Do not believe anything that is stated on updatejavas.com webpage as none of it is true. The official site of Java Player is java.com and that is exactly where you need to go if you want to update it. This page, on the other hand, will only lead to other adware and potentially unwanted programs installation. Avoid that at all costs.
How does Java Software Critical Update work?
Java Software Critical Update pop-up may look like it is legitimate, however, you should not trust it for a second. Once this page opens, you will see the following message appear on your screen:
“Warning: Your Current Browser is Outdated!
A critical security update has been released and you are required to update your Java Player. This page will automatically close once the security update has been installed.”
When you try to close the webpage, you may be prompted with another alert with the exact same text. You may not be able to leave the page altogether until you install the fake software. In this case you should close the site via Task Manager. Whatever you do, do not install the fake Java Player update, because instead of it you will be acquiring adware called Storimbo and two potentially unwanted applications called MyPCBackup and PC Speed Maximizer.
Storimbo is an ad-supported program that will fill your browsers with various banners, pop-ups, video commercials and other kinds of adverts. MyPCBackup and PC Speed Maximizer are both potentially unwanted applications that will not add any value to your system. You should be especially cautious with the latter one as it is a fake optimization tool that claims to help your optimize your computer and increase its speed if you purchase the full version. Needless to say, you should not believe any of these promises. If you have installed the fake player, then you will have to not only terminate Java Software Critical Update related program, but also get rid of the above mentioned useless software.
How to remove Java Software Critical Update?
In order to terminate Java Software Critical Update pop-up, you need to delete the application that is responsible for its appearance. That can be done in one of two ways: manually or automatically. If you have already infected your PC with other potentially unwanted software, then we recommend you go for the second option. Download and install a reliable anti-malware tool and use it to clean your system. With the malware remover you will be able to eliminate Java Software Critical Update and other infections that may be on your computer. If, however, you want to delete Java Software Critical Update related adware manually, the instructions below can help you with this task.
Java Software Critical Update Removal
Delete Java Software Critical Update from Windows 7 & Vista
- Click on Start and go to Control Panel
- Select Uninstall a program under Programs
- Choose the application and click Uninstall
Uninstall Java Software Critical Update from Windows 8
- Move cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen
- Wait for Charm bar to appear and click on Settings
- Go to Control Panel -> Uninstall a program
- Right-click on the program and pick Uninstall
Terminate Java Software Critical Update from Windows XP
- Open the Start menu and move to Control Panel
- Select Add or remove programs
- Choose the adware and click on the Remove button.