IMPORTANT UPDATE: If you have in your task manager a lot of javaws.exe*32 processes (like 2000 or 4000), then this is not a virus. This is a typical bug from legal Java software. In this case you need to uninstall all “Java” programs (or reinstall , if you need them). Go to Manual removal guide for Javaws.exe Trojan virus and performe Step 1.
Javaws.exe is a trojan virus on windows operating systems. It installs as an application to your computer and starting to appear in the list of processes when you are starting your system. The process called “Javaws.exe” and it is claiming to be some sort of Java Module(update module or a video player). This virus also has other names, “javaws.exe”, “javaws32.exe” or something like that.
The first thing you must realize is that before the Javaws.exe infection you have been infected with some another kind of malicious program or an adware extension. So this basically means that you have more than one or two viruses in your system. The Javaws.exe trojan can get inside through this kind of adware and can be installed in your system without you noticing it. When this thing is inside you will see a suspicious process in your Task Manager. This process will take about 1 GB of your RAM and will use around 50% of your CPU performance. This means that your computer will work much slower and possibly freeze all the time.
Some users saying that they cannot remove Javaws.exe virus on their own, it is starting to appear even after their anti-virus program have removed malicious process of the system. The trick is that you have another adware program in your PC that reinstalls Javaws.exe virus all the time and you have to remove this adware application of your computer also. This removal guide will help you to do that, just follow all the instructions.
How to remove Javaws.exe Trojan virus?
You can try to remove this trojan virus on your own, use our Manual Removal Guide for Javaws.exe trojan virus. But you must remember, that we cannot guaranty that you will be able to remove this virus completely off your system. This malware program was created by cyber criminals to “steal” your computer performances for their own purpose.
Even skilled users sometimes cannot remove this virus off their PCs. So we advise you to use a specific removal tool called Trojan Killer developed by GridinSoft. It will locate and remove Javaws.exe malicious process and the adware application that is connected to it.
Automatic removal guide for Javaws.exe Trojan virus:
If you decided to use the removal tool, all you need to do is to follow the next steps:
Step 1. Download and install Javaws.exe removal tool from the link below.
The installation process is quite simple, you can choose the language you prefer most, before the process itself. After, you can choose the exact path where anti-virus will be installed. Press “Next” button to proceed and installation process will begin.
Step 2. Run the scan of your PC.
NOTE: Before you start to scan your computer, CLOSE ALL ACTIVE BROWSER WINDOWS on this time.
After the installation, start the program. Every time when you run this anti-virus it will start an automatic standard scan of your computer. You will have 5 seconds to cancel the scan if you don’t need it. Otherwise, the scan will begin. There are other ways to start scan manually. Just Press on “Scan” tab and than left-click on “Standard scan” or another kind of scan you need.
After the start of scanning process you will see the screen with progress bar and alerts, that will show you what kind of malware Trojan Killer found during the scan and the exact location of it.
Step 3. Apply actions to Javaws.exe Trojan virus infected files.
When the scanning process of your PC will be finished, Trojan Killer will show you all threats that were found on your PC and a list of actions, that you can Apply to them. First, you can select what kind of action you want to Apply to this malware. Then, press “Apply” button to produce action and delete all threats.
Step 4. Reset you browser settings.
NOTE: This operation will close all instances of selected browsers. Any unsaved changes will be lost. Please, save all work in progress before you continue.
When you eliminated Javaws.exe Trojan virus as a program, you need to reset your browser settings to remove adware extension that is connected to Javaws.exe virus. For that, you can go to “Tools” tab and press “Reset browser settings” button.
You will see the window with options. You can choose what Internet browser and the exact options you want to reset.
How to prevent the Javaws.exe infection:
Removing the malware from your PC is a good thing. But it doesn’t mean that you will be protected from the repeated infection. The best way to deal with this malware is to not get infected in the first place. If you want to prevent the infection follow the simple tip below:
- Do not install free applications from unreliable websites!
- If you did download this kind of program, select custom installation and remove any tick in the checkbox that seems questionable.
- Never even open the spam email messages in your mailbox.
- Use an anti-virus software on your PC.
- Scan your Computer at least once a week.
Also, you can activate the Real-time protection in Trojan Killer anti-virus. To do that, go to the “Protection” tab and press “Start” button to the right of the label.
If you consider yourself a skilled user, you can try to delete this adware on your own. We must remind you when you eliminate adware manually, all the unexpected consequences and risks are lying on you and you alone. So let’s begin!
Manual removal guide for Javaws.exe Trojan virus:
Removing Javaws.exe should be your main concern. First, you must delete this virus as a software from your PC. Right after cleaning all of the folders and file connected to the “Javaws.exe” virus, you’ll be able to begin cleaning up the web browser. If you still thinking about manual removal of Javaws.exe malware, follow these steps below:
Step 1. Remove Javaws.exe from your PC.
To delete Javaws.exe Trojan virus from your computer, you can find the “Uninstall the program” tool on your Operation System.
- Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start – Quick Access Menu – Control Panel – Uninstall a program. You will see the list of programs and software, that is installed on your PC. Find “Java”, click on it and press ‘Uninstall”
- Windows 7: Click on Start – Control Panel – Uninstall a program. You will see the list of programs and software, that is installed on your PC. Right-click on “Java” and press ‘Uninstall”.
- Windows XP: Click on Start – Control Panel – Add/Remove Programs. Similar windows with the list of programs will show you. Right-click on “Java” and press “Remove”
Step 2. Removing the process and files of your system
Sometimes this virus may not be listed as installed application in your system. In this case, you need to kill the Javaws.exe malicious process manually, find and remove all files that are connected to the Javaws.exe virus.
- Right click on Taskbar and press “Task Manager”.
- Locate the “Javaws.exe” process and press “End Process”
- After that, launch your search in the system folders with “Javaws.exe” parameter.
- Once windows locate this file, delete it and clear the recycle bin.
Step 3. Browser setting reset guide
After you removed the Javaws.exe Trojan virus you will need to reset browser settings. To do it, follow the tips below:
- If you have Google Chrome Browser go to the “Settings” tab and press “Show advanced settings”. In the bottom of the page click in “Reset settings” button.
- For the Mozilla Firefox press the “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
- Opera users can reset settings by deleting “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\”.
- For Internet Explorer users open “Tools” menu, than click “Internet options”. In the next window click “Advanced” button and than press “Reset”.
If the manual removal guide didn’t work for you or it worked with unwanted consequences we strongly recommend you to install the automatic Javaws.exe removal tool and follow the steps from Automatic removal guide for Javaws.exe Trojan virus. You can find this guide higher. Use the link below to download the particular tool.
We hope this guide helped you with your problem. If you have any questions about Javaws.exe Trojan virus or you have some thoughts about viruses, that you’d liked to share, please, leave a comment below. We will be happy to assist you.