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Java giving me problems


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#1 dcx12

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:08 PM

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but, about 2 months ago I received an update for Java. I downloaded it as usual but it seems it never quite downloaded properly. Since then I am constantly getting a message to download and that my Java is unsecured. I don't know if I have a virus (my bit defender and mawarebytes don't show anything) or whats going on. My computer is running very slowly and always asks to close the window. I believe it could be a memory issue but not sure.

 

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Dani


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:40 PM

Unless you regularly go to a website that uses Java, I suggest you follow the directions at this link and uninstall it. There have been security issues recently with Java and it is rarely used by most websites. There may be a few games that use it but most users don't need Java and it seems to be a nuisance.

 

 

 

 

http://www.java.com/en/download/uninstall.jsp



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:44 AM

Thanks for the reply. Sorry it took so long to get back. I don't believe I can uninstall Java because I use my computer for work and it requires Java to open the schedule, phone panel, etc.



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 01:59 PM

Dani, at this Java link you can Uninstall all the old Java files\folders and Download a fresh copy of Java . Be sure to reboot your computer after completion.   I just did this a few days ago and it worked like a charm.

 

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:30 PM

Thanks for the reply. Sorry it took so long to get back. I don't believe I can uninstall Java because I use my computer for work and it requires Java to open the schedule, phone panel, etc.

 

 

Does the Java logo ever appear in the systray?



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:12 AM

Thanks for the replys everyone. It seems I have a virus. My computer has been crashing for the last two days but today in particular, I couldn't get anything done. Also, today out of nowhere when I open ie, nothing but 4s kept filling my search bar and the user name bar for my job. So that definitely says something is wrong. I posted a new thread in the am I infected area. Thanks for your help though :-)



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:50 PM

Am I Infected topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/493421/possible-virus-need-help-work-from-home/

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