Posted 21 December 2011 - 12:43 PM
Hello. I've been doing some clean-up on my hubby's laptop, removing old software that's no longer needed and I saw several old Java updates that are quite large and wondered if I should remove them. Here are the files and sizes:
Java6 Update 3, 2/26/08, 133mb
Java6 Update 5, 4/2/08, 136mb
Java6 Update 29, 6/16/09, 94.5mb
Java SE Runtime Environment 6, 12/17/06, 114mb
I didn't want to delete them in case they are needed, just seems strange to have all these very old updates taking up space on his machine. so, before I delete and regret, thought I'd post something here for the experts. it's also strange that there are no recent updates so am wondering about that too. I seem to recall that when Java is not updated you might be more prone to unwanted junk (viruses, spyware, etc). so, how do I determine if he's got the most recent version of Java?
thanks so much!! (and if this is in the wrong forum, please move. I wasn't sure where to post this question)