Exploit:Java/Majava.A identifies malicious files that exploit vulnerabilities in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).
Generic detections are broad patterns of code or behavior that are used by security software to identify programs or files. If you suspect the detected file was incorrectly identified, go to: Removal: Resolve a False Positive.
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Security programs will sometimes unintentionally identify a clean program or file as malicious if its code or behavior is similar to a known harmful program or file. This is known as a False Alarm or False Positive (FP).
In most cases, a False Positive is fixed in a subsequent database release.
Usually, updating your F-Secure security product to use the latest database is enough to resolve the issue.
If you suspect a detected file is a False Positive, you can check by first updating your F-Secure security product to use the latest detection database updates, then rescanning the file.
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Exploit:Java/Majava.A is a generic detection that identifies exploit files used to target and exploit vulnerabilities in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).
If successfully used, exploits can provide an attacker with a wide range of possible actions, from viewing data on a restricted-user database to almost complete control of a compromised system.
The exploit files may be delivered by other malware, such as the Blackhole exploit kit.
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