Although your virus checker may have discovered a real virus, you should consider the possibility that a false detection has occurred. Virus-checker programs can mistakenly find "viruses" in parts of the JDK software where there really is no virus. This can happen when the virus checker detects a bit pattern in a class file that, by chance, matches a bit pattern in a virus. The types of viruses that can infect .exe or .com files typically cannot infect class files or jar files.

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