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#1 KMCCAIN

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 03:56 PM

Recently I was looking at games for kids on the nasa.gov website for my grandson. Several of them required JAVA plugins. At a certain point in the download my security indicates maybe this isn't a good idea to download. This has happened a couple times, can't remember the other sites. Is JAVA safe to download? I can't remember the message exactly, something about BOH being added to my computer? I am using Windows XP.

Thanks for any advice.

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 06:46 PM

JavaRuntimeEnvironment is an ubiquitous cross-platform application. Downloading this application is completely safe. What you must be careful about is downloading specific applets or plugins from dubious sites or sources.
AV's may point out some parts of Java that while not malware, are susceptable to exploitation; these can be removed from JRE easily.
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