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Windows 7: Java Update to kill the BEAST

19 Oct 2011   #11
Phone Man

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

Although I have not had Java on my systems for the past 6 Months I started this thread to inform those that use it to be sure and get it updated. Now if I could just do without Flash I would have a safer system.

Jim


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19 Oct 2011   #12
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Although I have not had Java on my systems for the past 6 Months I started this thread to inform those that use it to be sure and get it updated. Now if I could just do without Flash I would have a safer system.

Jim
Couldn't agree more.
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20 Oct 2011   #13
mindinka

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Thanks

Hi Corrine!
Thanks is good enough, and thank you...
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20 Oct 2011   #14
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Finally the developers of Java get it: Alert: Java’s Forward-Compatibility Promise Has Been Revised - Microsoft's USGCB Tech Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
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Should you continue to use older versions of Java, or even have them installed on your systems? Probably not – the risk is obviously high. Oracle (which acquired Sun Microsystems and Java) specifically recommends that you do not. Says Oracle:
We highly recommend users remove all older versions of Java from your system.
Keeping old and unsupported versions of Java on your system presents a serious security risk.
MowGreen began the campaign in 2005 attempting to convince Sun Microsystems (then the owner of Java before Oracle's purchase) to change the Java auto-updater to uninstall previous (vulnerable) versions of the program. At that time, the current version was Java JRE 5.0 Update 5.

Three years later, with JRE SE 6u11, the update mechanism for Java was finally changed to remove the previous install. However, it did not remove installations prior to update 10.
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20 Oct 2011   #15
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Wow. Good thing I never trust auto-updates (except to check for new versions, but not auto-install them).
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20 Oct 2011   #16
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

As others have said, and as my sig says, java is not needed, and is becoming more so as each day passes.
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20 Oct 2011   #17
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

I only have Java on my laptop because from time to time I use an app called Your Freedom which runs in Java. Practically never use it in Firefox, though.
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