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Javaws.exe Virus Removal (March 2019 Update)

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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



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1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Uninstall the virus from your Add/Remove Programs and check MS Config.
3: Check your hosts file and domain network for being hacked.
4:Remove Javaws.exe Virus from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
5: Remove Javaws.exe Virus from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Remove the virus from Regedit.

Javaws.exe Virus Removal



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

This was the first preparation.


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Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this – Javaws.exe Virus may have hidden some of its files.

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


You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:


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


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.


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:

hosts_opt (1)

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

Open the Start Menu, type “Control Panel” in the search box —> Enter. Network and Internet —> Network and Sharing Center —> Change Adapter Settings. Right-click your Internet connection —> Properties.

In Networking, left click Internet Protocol Version 4 —> Properties. If everything is normal, your window will look like this:

DNS Settings

If it’s not, click on the two “automatic” choices. NOTE: If you are in a domain network (if you don’t know whether you are or not, check here), contact your Domain Administrator so he can make these settings, or this may break your Internet Connection.


It is important to note here that this virus is capable and willing to spread to ALL web browsers installed on your hard drive. If you were planning on only removing the virus from your favorite browser and let’s face it, most people do (statistics show that most users only clean up their Chrome or Firefox browser), please reconsider and repeat Step 4 for all infected browsers. You don’t want to take any chances with Javaws.exe Virus.

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) as well.


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

ie9-10_512x512 Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the malware —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Javaws.exe Virus from Firefox:

Open Firefox, click mozilla menu ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Javaws.exe Virus from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

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

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

  • At this point the malware is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.


Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.


Dear reader, it is entirely possible that you may find the next phase of our removal instructions particularly hard to accomplish especially compared to what you were instructed to do up to this point. Please be advised that even a small mistake might lead to significant damage to your computer, sometimes leaving no other option but complete system reinstall and subsequently the loss of your information. If you are not experienced in the manual removal of malware applications you should consider your options. Only continue if you feel you are confident enough to try but with the understanding that if something goes wrong you will have no one to blame but yourself. In any other case you should seriously consider downloading and installing a professional software solution to get rid of Javaws.exe Virus for you.



Right click on each of the virus processes and select Open File Location, then End the process. Copy the folders somewhere (as a backup if you make a mistake) and delete the directories you were sent to.


Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show 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

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