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Windows 7: Looks like I'll have to use Java. Recommendations ?

29 Mar 2015   #1
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Looks like I'll have to use Java. Recommendations ?

Hi all, I am in a dilemma...
Apparently to access a web, i will need have Java installed. From what I read on the web, it seems that there is always security problems with that program. It's why I've never installed, but now I have to use it.

So, what would be your recommendations to avoid any inconvenience related to Java ?

One that I have in mind is to activate when I enter this page, and then disable it when is longer needed.


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29 Mar 2015   #2
marsmimar

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Java has been pretty good about patching its program. Depending on how often you access this particular website you could always uninstall Java after visiting the site and then reinstall on an "as needed" basis. If this is a website you'll be using on a daily basis then I'd leave Java installed and check the Java website frequently for updates and/or patches.

java.com: Java + You

Two other free websites that might help you find updates/patches are Secunia PSI and Patch My PC.
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29 Mar 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Could you tell us what website requires Java?

That Java warning could be a hoax.
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29 Mar 2015   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Could you tell us what website requires Java?

That Java warning could be a hoax.
Mostly Java is not required for browsing. If you must use it check the settings shown in the link below and enable/ disable when needed.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/201...rity-controls/
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29 Mar 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Callender exactly my point. It's seldom needed.

That is exactly why I warned abort a possible hoax. One ticks on the Java to install it and who knows what one will get.

If for what ever reason I needed Java I would only get from Java and no where else.
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29 Mar 2015   #6
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Java has been pretty good about patching its program. Depending on how often you access this particular website you could always uninstall Java after visiting the site and then reinstall on an "as needed" basis. If this is a website you'll be using on a daily basis then I'd leave Java installed and check the Java website frequently for updates and/or patches.

java.com: Java + You

Two other free websites that might help you find updates/patches are Secunia PSI and Patch My PC.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Could you tell us what website requires Java?

That Java warning could be a hoax.

For college. Blackboard Learn.


Interesting link Callender.
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30 Mar 2015   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Instead of installing java why not use Chrome which already has it installed
Then you can just use Chrome when you go to this site,

Oracle is a on a quarterly update cycle so that's 3 months with usually no fixes.
Making it the most vulnerable add-ons to have installed.
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31 Mar 2015   #8
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Instead of installing java why not use Chrome which already has it installed
Then you can just use Chrome when you go to this site,

Oracle is a on a quarterly update cycle so that's 3 months with usually no fixes.
Making it the most vulnerable add-ons to have installed.

Can only be accessed by Internet Explorer



https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/201...rity-controls/

But turning it off when no longer needed. I would have no problem ? With java and everything related to it.
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31 Mar 2015   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep,
I would make sure even the java toolkit is also disabled then,
Make sure your set on Show all add-ons and not just active add-ons too
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31 Mar 2015   #10
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Yep,
I would make sure even the java toolkit is also disabled then,
Make sure your set on Show all add-ons and not just active add-ons too

Where is that ?

What should check after turning it off ?
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