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Windows 7: Microsoft: Update Java or kill it


26 Jul 2012   #1
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Microsoft: Update Java or kill it

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Microsoft has decided is enough is enough: Java-based malware sees no end and it's time to do something about it. The software giant points to two type-confusion vulnerabilities (CVE-2012-0507 and CVE-2012-1723) that have been very actively exploited in recent months. Redmond thus wants you to do one of three things: update Java, disable it, or uninstall it.
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Microsoft: Update Java or kill it | ZDNet


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26 Jul 2012   #2

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I wish I could kill it....unfortunately, I have a couple items that require it....damn it.....
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26 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I wish I could kill Java and Flash! I'd like them both off my system.
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26 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

The plugin free web can't come here fast enough! youtube in HTML 5 mode is too buggy for my liking, so I have to stick to flash. Recently, MSE found a Java exploit in my TEMP folder. I wish I could ditch Java, but there are websites that I visit that require it.
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26 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have removed all Java and all Adobe except Flash and I'm lucky things still work as they should.
Borg I curious what programs you need Java? I search last week for something like a list of P/C programs that need Java other than toys people plug into their computer. No luck nailing it down.
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26 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I have removed all Java and all Adobe except Flash and I'm lucky things still work as they should.
Borg I curious what programs you need Java? I search last week for something like a list of P/C programs that need Java other than toys people plug into their computer. No luck nailing it down.
I do some Java development, which requires it. Hence having to keep it on, but I always keep it updated.
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26 Jul 2012   #7

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hey Layback,

I have to keep Java on here for OpenOffice as well as some Java development programs for the classes at school. But I do keep it updated.
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27 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I wish I could kill it, nuke it from orbit just to be sure. It's just a big problem and I wish anything and everything that uses Java would transfer to a more secure code system.
And HTML5 Youtube works fine for me, don't see what you're having issues with Windude99.
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28 Jul 2012   #9

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 

you should be using noscript with either chrome or firefox. Then you can block all flash and java, allowing only what is necessary for each website.
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29 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Use a VM?

Last year, people "attacked" me for saying, "get rid of it".

I only run it in a Windows VM (not on my actual Windows installation).

Hopefully that provides some protection.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Borg I curious what programs you need Java?
Cisco Packet Tracer wouldn't work (for me) unless I installed Java.
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