[SOLVED] What is JavaSetup.exe?
JavaSetup.exe is a process you may see active when opening the Task Manager. The problem is that it is related to the malicious software currently installed and enabled in your computer. As a result, your system now functions extremely slow and does not let you fully enjoy the functionality of your computer. Furthermore, activity of JavaSetup.exe process represents danger for your PC, since it is related to in your computer. Continue reading this guide and you will find more information about this infection and the ways of its effective removal.
JavaSetup.exe is related to the performance of nasty adware in your computer. When this process is enabled, your browser will start functioning extremely weird. There will be plenty of simultaneous pop-up windows to permanently distract your attention while you surf the web. Plus, there will be advertisement banners places in different parts of your browser. All these negative side effects you now encounter in your screen are the result of the adware installed and running in your system.
JavaSetup.exe and related malware could be installed together with some other free software you might have been dealing with lately. It is quite likely that you simply did not carefully read the installation guidelines and thus permitted this potentially unwanted software to be enabled. Whenever you are in the process of installing any free application make sure that you always thoroughly read the supporting documentation related to it. These could be the documents called the EULAs (End User License Agreements), or simply the information contained in the installer. It is important that you always switch to the option of advanced or custom installation in order to prevent any third-party software from penetrating into the system. So, JavaSetup.exe was installed because you allowed this additional software to infiltrate by just clicking on “Next” or “I agree” buttons during installation of some free program.
Is there anything that can protect you from JavaSetup.exe malware intrusion? Well, absolutely. The reason why JavaSetup.exe virus got injected is because your available anti-virus program literally allowed this infection to be installed. Due to outdated anti-malware databases, your anti-virus software skipped the executable of this infection and permitted it to be installed. If you want to avoid such bad things from happening in the future, it’s time to immediately switch to something much better, something that can really protect your computer among the ocean of various cyber threats.
JavaSetup.exe hijacker removal guide
STEP 1. Remove JavaSetup.exe virus from the browser
First of all, JavaSetup.exe is a browser hijackers, like many others. So, here is the simple way to remove them from the browser and get your homepage and search engine back. You just need to reset your browser settings. To do this automatically and for free, you can use the Reset Browser Settings tool from GridinSoft:
- Reset Browser Setting is a tool, included to the complex anti-malware program. So, first of all, you need to download and install GridinSoft Anti-Malware (here or from the product page):
- Open the Tools tab on the top menu. Choose the Reset Browser Settings tools from the list:
- Select the browser, which is infected by JavaSetup.exe, and options, that you need to reset, and just do it! (Please, be aware, that this procedure will close all instances of the selected browsers, and save your work in them before clicking on the “Reset” button):
- When this process is done, you’ll see such screen. It means, that your browser settings are default now and JavaSetup.exe has been removed from your browser:
Video guide on how to reset browser automatically:
BUT!! Unfortunately, it doesn’t mean that JavaSetup.exe hasn’t installed some malicious software directly in your system. So, we strongly recommend every user, who has the same problem, to scan his computer after the browser resetting and make sure, that PC is clean and safe.
STEP 2. Remove JavaSetup.exe traces from the system
- Go back to the GridinSoft Anti-Malware main screen and choose the scan type:
- Scan your computer system:
- After the scan is completed, you will see if there is any adware on your PC. Remove the detected items by clicking on the “Apply” button:
- Finally, this window is a proof of your system’s absolutely cleanness. You removed JavaSetup.exe!
Video guide on how to remove JavaSetup.exe from the system:
STEP 3.How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with JavaSetup.exe in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “On-Run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
The useful and interesting function may allow people to prevent install of malicious software. It means, when you will try to install some suspicious file, On-Run Protection will block this installation attempt ahead of time. NOTE! If users want to allow the dangerous program to be installed, they may choose “Ignore this file” button. In case, if you want to terminate malicious program, you must select “Confirm”.