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Brian245

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Software Updater
« on: April 21, 2013, 01:22:09 PM »
I keep getting a message saying my Updater status is criticial!!! And Java runtime environment 6 has a update available, Ive downloaded it several times now and nothing seems to be happening and the same message is coming up time and time again now!! Any idea what Im doing wrong?

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Re: Software Updater
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 01:52:57 PM »
First, unless you have a site/s or an application that absolutely requires JAVA and you have no choice but view/use them then you should remove JAVA. It is is one of the biggest targets of malware and exploits are continually being found and require patching/update.

JRE 6 is pretty old and whilst still supported, JRE 7 is the latest JAVA stream, if you have JRE7 then you shouldn't need JRE6.

You can try resetting the software updater database - Software Updater > Settings > Database reset (troubleshooting), expand it by clicking the triangle > click the Reset database now button.
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Re: Software Updater
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 02:37:01 PM »
Right Ive unistalled java 6 and java 7 and restarted my pc and everything seems good again, THANKS VERY MUCH David

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Re: Software Updater
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2013, 04:33:11 PM »
No problem, glad I could help.
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