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Java Update??
« on: February 01, 2013, 10:43:37 PM »
I been seeing a lot of security warnings out for Java. When I booted my laptop up today I got the update Java icon. Should I update it or just disable it all together? Thanks

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Re: Java Update??
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013, 10:45:14 PM »
I been seeing a lot of security warnings out for Java. When I booted my laptop up today I got the update Java icon. Should I update it or just disable it all together? Thanks

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Re: Java Update??
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013, 10:49:01 PM »
I though I needed it. What actually uses it? I know the Open Office installs it when you download it and run the installer.
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Re: Java Update??
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013, 10:50:53 PM »
Hi honda2010,

Disable it whenever you have no absolute need to use it or when you cannot circumvent the use of it (online banking using java etc). If you wanna use it " do that on a on-demand" basis, pre-check where you are going. Whenever you decide to have it on update genuine updates. Also check that update is genuine, as there are fake updaters from sites that will infest your machine with "genuine updated  ;D " malware....

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Re: Java Update??
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2013, 10:54:57 PM »
Ok this update is the one that pops up on the Desktop after boot up. I wasn't surfing the web when it poped up.
I can disable it I'm sure my pc will tell me if Im trying to do something that needs Jave. I know if I do use it that it needs to be up to date.
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Re: Java Update??
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2013, 11:00:49 PM »
Then you are safe to go,

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Re: Java Update??
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2013, 11:02:51 PM »
Ok thank you for your help and info.
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Re: Java Update??
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2013, 11:54:43 PM »
Ok thank you for your help and info.
Maybe this will answer your question:
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Re: Java Update??
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2013, 06:09:34 AM »
I still don't trust Java because it very easy for me to smell a dead cheese that I'm unable to eat :-X :P
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Re: Java Update??
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2013, 12:25:37 PM »
My advice.. If you don't desperately need it then bin it

: Keep Java Updated :

WARNING: Java is the #1 exploited program at this time. The Department of Homeland Security recommends that computer users disable Java
See this article and this article.
I would recommend that you completely uninstall Java unless you need it to run an important software.
In that instance I would recommend that you disable Java in your browsers until you need it for that software and then enable it. (See How to diasble Java in your web browser and How to unplug Java from the browser)


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Re: Java Update??
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2013, 02:35:41 PM »
My advice.. If you don't desperately need it then bin it

: Keep Java Updated :

WARNING: Java is the #1 exploited program at this time. The Department of Homeland Security recommends that computer users disable Java
See this article and this article.
I would recommend that you completely uninstall Java unless you need it to run an important software.
In that instance I would recommend that you disable Java in your browsers until you need it for that software and then enable it. (See How to diasble Java in your web browser and How to unplug Java from the browser)
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