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#1 bobbymcgee

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 11:37 AM

Greetings, not sure if this is the right place for this topic but here goes installed the latest Java update with no success that's why I'm here.I've uninstalled and reinstalled countless times keep getting the same security prompt. It's being block for security reasons or (in IE) it's not compatable.In Firefox it's blocked for your protection.Any help is always appreciated.Thanks



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Posted 08 February 2015 - 12:02 PM

Unless you need Java to run specific programs or web pages, don't install it, Java is a security nightmare! 



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Posted 08 February 2015 - 03:45 PM

Thanks for the answer but most programs require Java in some way or another. Perhaps I should place this in another forum.



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Posted 08 February 2015 - 06:42 PM

Except for games, Java is no longer used very much. Most users don't need it.



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Posted 08 February 2015 - 06:54 PM

frankp316 is right, it is no longer needed unless you are running specific programs (mostly games). Java is a security risk that should be removed from your system, there are multiple issues with it which might explain why IE and Firefox won't allow you to download it. I don't have it installed on any of mu computers and have no issues at all surfing the net or running programs.



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Posted 08 February 2015 - 06:59 PM

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.I recommend just uninstalling Java if you don't use it.
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:03 AM

Greetings,thanks for all the replys but alas that is exactly what it's used for GAMES (POGO).I do agree it's not needed and it is a pain.but for now I do need to use it so if anyone can help me out I'd appreciate it. Thanks



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:41 AM

Hi bobby :)

Is it possible to know how you installed the latest version of Java? Manually from Java.com, from the Java Updater (if you had Java installed already)? Do you have any other past version of Java installed on your system? The current up to date version is Java 8 Update 31.

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:57 AM

QUOTE:  It's being block for security reasons or (in IE) it's not compatable.In Firefox it's blocked for your protection.

 

I'm thinking you may have installed something from a website other than from the official download site. If you did, it would contain malware or adware.

The last update was released January 20.

Verify Java Version

Why should I uninstall older versions of Java from my system?

Java 7 and Java 8 Releases by Date

 

Suggest you scan for adware and malware. Use the programs below.

 

Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the

Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.

After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.

CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

 

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Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window. (Eset can take more than an hour to run so plan accordingly)

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 07:18 AM

Topic moved to more appropriate forum.
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Posted 10 February 2015 - 05:26 AM

Greetings, thanks for the help it seems it was a problem on the game sites end(pogo) and not mine.For the record I used Java's offline installer for updates after uninstalling the old versions.Once again thanks for the help.



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 07:54 AM

Thanks for that...happy surfin'


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