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Java Settings?

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#1 Kenopolis


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Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:51 PM

Somehow Java just mysteriously appeared in my system tray.
I went to the java control panel and unclicked show java icon in system tray.
I have noticed lately that IE is running slowly.
I suspect that my java settings may have something to do with that.

What would you suggest doing to fine tune the java settings for the best security, and least system resources, while still being functional?


BTW, I'm new here, and this is my first post asking for help!

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#2 frankp316


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Posted 15 September 2008 - 05:35 AM

My experience is that Java will only appear in the Systray if it is being used. Otherwise it doesn't do anything. Could it be something else is slowing down your computer?

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 05:39 AM

Welcome to BC

There are many reasons for a "slow computer". Below is a link to a site that will help you set your security settings in IE.

You may have picked up some malware. Use Super Antispyware free to remove the malware and be sure to run a scan using your installed antivirus program.

Cleanup your computer with Ccleaner. During install you will be offered the Yahoo Toolbar. UNCHECK if not wanted.

Check updates for your Sun Java and update to the latest. Go to Add/Remove and remove ALL older versions after updating.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING SAS: (post the log here if malware is found)
* Double-click the icon on your desktop to run the installer.
* When asked to Update the program definitions, click Yes
* If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here
* Next click the Preferences button.
* Click the Scanning Control tab.
* Under Scanner Options make sure only the following are checked:
o Close browsers before scanning
o Scan for tracking cookies
o Terminate memory threats before quarantining
o Please leave the others unchecked.
o Click the Close button to leave the control center screen.
* Click the Close button to leave the control center screen.
* On the main screen click Scan your computer
* On the left check the box for the drive you are scanning.
* On the right choose Perform Complete Scan
* Click Next to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.
* After the scan is complete a summary box will appear. Click OK
* Make sure everything in the white box has a check next to it, then click Next
* It will quarantine what it found and if it asks if you want to reboot, click Yes
* To retrieve the removal information please do the following:
o After reboot, double-click the SUPERAntiSpyware icon on your desktop.
o Click Preferences. Click the Statistics/Logs tab.
o Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
o It will open in your default text editor (preferably Notepad).
o Save the notepad file to your desktop by clicking (in notepad) File > Save As...
* Save the log somewhere you can easily find it. (normally the desktop)
* Click close and close again to exit the program.
* Please copy and then paste the log in your post.
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