In 8 days those that still have Java on their comps will need to update.
A petition has been started to get Oracle to stop the Ask Toolbar crap. That's
what a lot of users are calling the Ask Toolbar and other junk ware that so many
programs try to sneak by the users.
You can read about the petition here: Petition | Oracle Corporation: Stop bundling Ask Toolbar with the Java installer | Change.org
Info on the next Java update: More Java patches due soon | PCWorld
A bit from the petition site:
.....It is demeaning for a respected corporation such as Oracle to resort
to such techniques only to make a small profit. Ask Toolbar hijacks
user's default search engine and forwards them to Ask search engine
which resorts to various misleading advertisement techniques in order to
confuse the unsuspecting users into clicking on their paid ads..........
More information about this deception can be found in this article: