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Windows 7: Anyone got Java still??


05 Nov 2012   #1

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Anyone got Java still??

Just found this re Java vulnerability and am real glad I uninstalled it some time ago now.

But for anyone interested .

Is new malware Jacksbot just starting to rear its head? | Security & Privacy - CNET News

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05 Nov 2012   #2
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05 Nov 2012   #3

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hey thanks Jacee for that ref too - interesting reading - it loses me a bit but I guess if I go over it a couple of more times something might sink in


Just out of curosity any on call scanners will pick this thing up?? I have MBAM and SAS as my on calls.
John
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05 Nov 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

One thing people need to understand, is to keep Java updated, as well as their anti-virus and other critical/vulnerable applications such as Adobe, for another one! The bad guys are always working on ways to exploit users and add to their own 'pocket books'
This is not new... see here: Trojan BackDoor.Flashback - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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05 Nov 2012   #5

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Thanks again Jaycee I deleted Java a while ago when the article re it came up and haven't had a problem with running anything.

The Adobe updates well I thought I had signed up for them but haven't seen one fr ages. Perhaps I had better go check the site for version comparison.
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06 Nov 2012   #6

win 7 Pro 64 Sp1 win 8.1 pro Xunbuntu
 
 
Java, updated.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
One thing people need to understand, is to keep Java updated, as well as their anti-virus and other critical/vulnerable applications such as Adobe, for another one! The bad guys are always working on ways to exploit users and add to their own 'pocket books'
This is not new... see here: Trojan BackDoor.Flashback - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thank You, no one ever thinks about Java that way, keeping it updated.
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11 Nov 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I dropped Java too and I use Foxit for reading PDF files.
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11 Nov 2012   #8

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Well I haven't had Java for some time now and nothing has baulked yet. I still use Adobe though it is pretty ok as long as it updates. My Kaspersky is always pinging Adobe for vulnerabilities though that is and has been my only concern.

That Foxit Gary does the thing work exactly and with all PDF stuff??

Having said that I am wondering id Adobe Flash can be replaced with something similar?
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11 Nov 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Best PDF Reader
Have a look mate, it does what Adobe Reader does and doesn't keep bothering with updates. Adobe also has a lot of bloat in it, Adobe Updater, Adobe Air, etc.
I haven't heard of a Flash replacement though.
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11 Nov 2012   #10

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Best PDF Reader
Have a look mate, it does what Adobe Reader does and doesn't keep bothering with updates. Adobe also has a lot of bloat in it, Adobe Updater, Adobe Air, etc.
I haven't heard of a Flash replacement though.
Ok I'll do just that and yes the bloat is tedious eh? I know it is all down to revenue but hey Adobe short of funds ??
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