Javaws.exe Virus Removal

This page aims to help you remove Javaws.exe Virus. These Javaws.exe Virus removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Important! Read this, you will need the information. Javaws.exe is a process that is a part of an adware or a PUP installed on your system.It is a potential threat to your PC, an Adware application to be more precise. This type of malicious software is not generally considered too dangerous by most experts, but can be quite annoying and somewhat hard to get rid of. Yet there are reasons why you should be careful when dealing with the virus and we are going to cover them in the next part of our article. You can expect to find full and complete instructions how to remove Javaws.exe Virus from your computer in the removal guide below.

Why you should be careful with the Javaws.exe Virus

As we already establish many security experts disregard Adware applications as relatively harmless and more annoying than really threatening. We agree with such an assessment, but only to a certain degree. We feel Adware could be potentially quite dangerous if the affected user is not aware of the possible pitfalls when dealing with this sort of malicious software.

  • For starters, you should definitely never click on the ads or engage in any way with the browser redirects. This is one of the ways in which Javaws.exe Virus might become not simply infuriating, but potentially quite dangerous. By interacting with the ads you are opening yourself to possible malware attacks. On that note – remember never to download software if suggested by the pop-up advertisements. No matter what the disguise it used, you are most likely going to end up with a nastier computer virus than the one you are currently dealing with.
  • You may have noticed a peculiarity about the ads – they are related to your recent web page visits and search engine queries. While that might not seem noteworthy on itself, you should remember that you are battling a computer virus. It is certainly not okay that your cache and cookies are being accessed by Javaws.exe Virus. You never know who will get this information and what will be done with it. Especially if you are using some form of online banking, it very well might be that your stored user names and passwords are under attack. We recommend changing all your relevant passwords after you have dealt with your malware problem.

Bear with us for a moment longer as we feel it is important clear something up before you begin with the actual instructions for getting rid of Javaws.exe Virus. There are a number of different versions of this virus out there, so it is not possible to create a removal guide that will address each user’s particular stem of the virus. For that reason we have complied as detailed instructions as possible, trying to cover all manifestations of the malware, or as close to all as possible. So if you happen upon a part of the instructions that does not seem related to your problem just move on with the rest of the guide. Do not hesitate to leave us your suggestions or questions in the comments section.


Name Javaws.exe (a Process connected to a larger virus)
Type Adware/PUP
Danger Level Medium 
Symptoms Annoying advertisements, browser redirects, compromised privacy of your stored personal information.
Distribution Method E-mail attachments, torrent sites, bundled installations.
Detection Tool

Remove Javaws.exe Virus

To try and remove Javaws.exe quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the Javaws.exe extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Javaws.exe by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Javaws.exe and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Javaws.exe removal guide below.

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide

Javaws.exe Virus Removal

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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    After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

    Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

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    Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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    You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

    Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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    Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

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    Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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    If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

    Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

    1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
    2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
    3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

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    • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

    Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

    NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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    Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

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    Javaws.exe Virus Removal  Remove Javaws.exe from Internet Explorer:

    Open IE, click  Javaws.exe Virus Removal —–> Manage Add-ons.

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    Find the threat —> Disable. Go to Javaws.exe Virus Removal —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

    Javaws.exe Virus Removal Remove Javaws.exe from Firefox:

    Open Firefoxclick  Javaws.exe Virus Removal  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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    Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
    Javaws.exe Virus RemovalRemove Javaws.exe from Chrome:

    Close Chrome. Navigate to:

     C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

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    Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

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    Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

    Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


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    Bert L. Jackson

    Bert L. Jackson has more then 13 years in the Cyber Security Industry consulting and collaborating. Distinguished for an entrepreneurial mindset, creative problem solving, cross-functional teams and a bottom-line orientation.

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