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official Java update or not?


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#1 GrimRose13

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 06:29 PM

Hello. After posting before and getting my pc mostly up and running again, i wanted to post this just incase (im probably being over-cautious but i dont want to take any chances). Every time i start up my computer, i get a pop-up for updating Java. however, two icons pop up demanding the same thing. Is this normal or is one of them fake? They both look different from eachother and its got me a bit wary about it.

I do have a screenshot but unfortunatly, being new, i have no idea how to post it. Any help with that?

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 09:38 PM

Save your screenshot as a image using Paint and then save to you desktop of Doc. folder
Then follow the tutorial here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/14738/inserting-an-image-within-a-post/
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Posted 08 April 2009 - 03:29 PM

alright here's the screen shot of the 2 icons. they look different yet demand the same thing for updates. I dunno if its just a simple glitch or if one of them is fake and evidence that theres something still wrong with my computer: http://fc35.deviantart.com/fs43/f/2009/098...b4558bb320a.jpg

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:09 PM

That is your JAVA application wanting to update
If it's out of date, you should
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Older versions have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update:
  • Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 6 and save it to your desktop.
  • Scroll down to where it says "Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 13". or the most recent
  • Click the "Download" button to the right.
  • Select your Platform: "Windows".
  • Select your Language: "Multi-language".
  • Read the License Agreement, and then check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
  • Click Continue and the page will refresh.
  • Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation and save the file to your desktop.
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
  • Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove Programs and remove all older versions of Java.
  • Check (highlight) any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
  • Click the Remove or Change/Remove button and follow the onscreen instructions for the Java uninstaller.
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
  • Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u13-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.

Edited by garmanma, 08 April 2009 - 07:13 PM.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 08:21 PM

Thank you very much :thumbsup:




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