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#1 Trevrev

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:18 AM

Hello,

I've been reading recently about how Java is very unsafe to use at the moment due to security issues.

So, i looked into making sure i was all up to date, but i can't find an update tab on the Java control panel. I'm running windows 7 64bit.

Would it be safer for me just to uninstall it, as it is getting so much bad press.

Some advise on this would be very helpful.

 

Thanks............Trev.



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#2 simsboy27

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:32 AM

Hello,

 

Java has been having some security issues lately. If you don't really use Java for anything or you don't use it often I would recommend you would just uninstall it. If you don't want to do this, you should at least disable Java in your browsers. A tutorial to do this is located here...

http://www.java.com/en/download/help/disable_browser.xml



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:25 AM

If you wish to retain Java, then check for Updates (always listed on the forum) and delete old versions

At the last check I found Version 7 update 13 was current - Follow this if you wish to update or check your version >

 

1. Update your Java version here: http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp


Note 1: UNCHECK any pre-checked toolbar and/or software offered with the Java update. The pre-checked toolbars/software are not part of the Java update.

Note 2: The Java Quick Starter (JQS.exe) adds a service to improve the initial startup time of Java applets and applications.

 

2. Now, we need to remove old Java version and its remnants...


Download JavaRa to your desktop and unzip it.


•Run JavaRa.exe (Vista and 7 users! Right click on JavaRa.exe, click Run As Administrator), pick the language of your choice and click Select. Then click Remove Older Versions.


•Accept any prompts.

 

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:20 AM

Thanks for all your help guys.

I'll be on to that asap.

 

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