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Java upload?

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#1 sherrylynne


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Posted 13 December 2008 - 10:53 AM

I get reminders for uploads for windows, java etc. When I got the reminder for the Java update this morning, I clicked it, as per usual. Instead of installing however, I got a security warning from windows
"This file was blocked because it does not have a valid digital signature that verifies it's publisher" Should I be concerned about this? I've never had it happen before with Java.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 11:01 AM

To be sure it is not bogus go to Control Panel and double click on the Java coffee cup. Click on the update tab and choose update.
If you get the warning after doing that, then tell Windows to allow the download.

After getting the updated version of Java, go to the Add/Remove program and delete ALL older versions of Java.
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#3 sherrylynne

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 01:07 PM

Thanks Buddy215! I did the update through the control panel, and no warning messages. I'm guessing that this particular update through the icon was phony. Is this something I should be wary of, in case of viruses, etc.?

Edited by sherrylynne, 13 December 2008 - 01:35 PM.

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