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Windows 7: Java Update Available

13 Aug 2011   #1
cindel

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
Java Update Available

I'm new to a pc. I've always used a mac. My husband got a pc laptop and now I'm trying to learn it.

Can you tell me what Java is.

Also, everytime we turn on the computer we get this message....
Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to your computer?

Program name: Java Auto Updater
Verified Publisher: Sun microsystems, Inc.
File Origin: hard drive on the computer

So do I need to do this?????????????????
Thank you


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13 Aug 2011   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cindel View Post
I'm new to a pc. I've always used a mac. My husband got a pc laptop and now I'm trying to learn it.

Can you tell me what Java is.

Also, everytime we turn on the computer we get this message....
Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to your computer?

Program name: Java Auto Updater
Verified Publisher: Sun microsystems, Inc.
File Origin: hard drive on the computer

So do I need to do this?????????????????
Thank you

Hello cindel & welcome...


Please refer to the links below.Then you should have an idea of what it is about.

Java (programming language) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Java Sun Microsystems - still necessary to have on Vista/ Win 7?? [Archive] - .com

What is Java and why do I need it?

java.com: Java + You

Which Java download should I choose for my 64-bit Windows operating system?

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/index.html
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13 Aug 2011   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Java has been one of the top exploited software. I removed it from my system 6 Months ago and so far have run into only one site that needed Java and since it was not a site I really needed to see I just went elsewhere. So it is a personal choice and you could try just removing Java from your system and see how it does. You may find you don't really need it, but if you do it is easy to install.

Jim
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15 Aug 2011   #4
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I've been javaless for about 2yrs with no issues at all. The only website that I can't use is Secunia, that's it.
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15 Aug 2011   #5
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DBone View Post
I've been javaless for about 2yrs with no issues at all. The only website that I can't use is Secunia, that's it.
What problems are you having with Secunia? Looks OK to me and I don't have Java installed.

Jim
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