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Windows 7: Java up-date turn off

24 May 2012   #1

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Java up-date turn off

I keep getting these offers of an update from Java, do I really need these, I'm quite happy with my year old machine performance and, if these aren't necessary, how can I switch these offers off please.


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24 May 2012   #2

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Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anjou2 View Post
I keep getting these offers of an update from Java, do I really need these, I'm quite happy with my year old machine performance and, if these aren't necessary, how can I switch these offers off please.
Hello anjou2 and welcome to the forums

Yes, you really do need these updates Java is very often targeted by malware writers as it's very widely used, they try to find vulnerabilities in Java and they write code to exploit these, which could potentially install malware on your computer.

Millions of Java Exploit Attempts: The Importance of Keeping All Software Up To Date - Microsoft Security Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Cyber Spies Exploit Java and Flash Flaws | PCWorld Business Center

There are hundreds of these links. Not only is it important that you have the latest version installed, but it's also vital that you remove the other versions. There is a tool called JavaRA that automates the removal process, you can do this by following these instructions:

JavaRA
  1. Please go to the following link: Download JavaRa | SingularLabs
  2. Click on located next to Windows Binary (.zip)to download JavaRa
  3. Save this file to your desktop
  4. Right click on the downloaded file, click Extract All then click on Extract
  5. Once the files have extracted, go into the folder and double click on JavaRa.exe
  6. From the drop down menu, please select your first language and click on Select
  7. When JavaRa opens, click on Remove Older Versions then click on Yes
  8. When that finishes, click on Search For Updates
  9. When prompted, select Update Using jucheck.exe
  10. When it finishes updating, reboot your computer

Tom
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24 May 2012   #3

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Many thanks Tom for a most precise set of instructions, job done !
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24 May 2012   #4

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Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

You're most welcome anjour2 I'm glad you found them useful!

Tom
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