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Sound and WiFi Problems after Java Update


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#1 ghost0nthestage

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 05:45 PM

I have an Acer TravelMate 5520 running XP. I just recently got it working again and went through a bunch of updates. It seemed to be running fine until Java was updated. Now, it loses wifi capabilities every time I put it to sleep. I have to restart every time I want to get online. Also, I seem to be having sound issues now. The sound works okay on somethings but doesn't work for others (such as YouTube). Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:35 AM

Using Java is an unnecessary security risk...especially using older versions which have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system.

* Kaspersky_Lab_report_Evaluating_the_threat_level_of_software_vulnerabilities
* Microsoft: Unprecedented Wave of Java Exploitation
* Ghosts of Java Haunt Users

Although, Java is commonly used in business environments and many VPN providers still use it, the average user does not need to install Java software.
* Why You don't need Java
* W3Techs usage statistics and market share data of Java on the web
* Java: should you remove it?

I recommend just uninstalling Java if you don't use it. How to Completely Remove Java Using JavaRa
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