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20-Mar-2007, 08:24 AM #1
Is Java updates needed?
Have 2 identical computers and one keeps wanting to download Java updates. What are these update for and if I don't use them on one computer I would think I should be able to do without them on the other. Am I right? I run the same application on both.

How do I stop the alert from coming up if I don't need them.

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20-Mar-2007, 08:36 AM #2
Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system, like the Vundo Trogan

Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6.
Scroll down to where it says "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications".
Click the "Download" button to the right.
Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
The page will refresh.
Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed, and delete any java folders in my programs folder on your C Drive
Then from your desktop double-click on the download to install the newest version.

If you use java then you need to keep it updated

Last edited by DFW; 20-Mar-2007 at 08:44 AM..
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