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#1 flicksoccer

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:52 AM

I have a 64 bit OS and 64 bit version of IE.  My kids play minecraft which recommends using the 64 bit version of java, but I like to browse on chrome which is 32 bit.  Looking at the Java site it appears to be one or the other.  Any suggestions on how I can rectify this issue?

 

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:52 AM

Hi,
 
Are you sure you want to browse with java enabled In light of the recent events surrounding Java that is constantly target by malware?
Something to read: Users must seriously consider their use of Java.
 
If you really need java in the browser you need to install the 32 bit version because like you said Chrome is 32 bits, visit the page here to download the off-line version the file will not include any unneeded extras like the ASK Toolbar. When java is installed its extremely important to update immediately when you get a notification pop-up from the Java Updater.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 11:08 AM

I have a 64 bit OS and 64 bit version of IE.  My kids play minecraft which recommends using the 64 bit version of java, but I like to browse on chrome which is 32 bit.  Looking at the Java site it appears to be one or the other.  Any suggestions on how I can rectify this issue?

 

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The assumption that Java is still needed for web surfing is erroneous and outdated. It's just not true. These days Java is used mainly in games. Most websites don't use Java anymore.



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 03:20 PM

If you need  to run Java, I recommend you use the freeware version of Heimdal to keep it updated daily.

 

Read what the World Champions in Hacking have to say about Heimdal Security Agent.

 

https://www.heimdalagent.com/en/keep-the-hackers-at-bay

 

https://www.heimdalagent.com/en/features

 

A review of Heimdal can be found here.

http://www.raymond.cc/blog/heimdal-agent-keeps-vital-software-up-to-date-preventing-driveby-attacks/



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 03:59 PM

Thanks for the advice.  Based on the comments above I've disabled Java in IE and Chrome as a trial run to see how different the experience is for the family.  If it's not too different I'll uninstall it.



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 06:16 AM

Thanks for the advice.  Based on the comments above I've disabled Java in IE and Chrome as a trial run to see how different the experience is for the family.  If it's not too different I'll uninstall it.

 

Hi,

 

Good choice in my opinion. Don't forget that if you decide to uninstall java, remove only the 32 bits version or minecraft will stop working!


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