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Windows 7: java update and junk software install

24 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
java update and junk software install

I am given the option to upgrade my java and when I went and upgraded, I am stuck with all types of software. Is this normal?

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24 Sep 2013   #2

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Win 10 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimnycricket View Post
I am given the option to upgrade my java and when I went and upgraded, I am stuck with all types of software. Is this normal?
Unfortunately yes, if you just keep clicking yes, next, or install, unchecking or declining offers while installing software is a very important part of keeping these freeloaders off your system.

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24 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Once you get to the download site. Always, verify URL is legit in address bar before downloading.

Here's the legit Java site for example: Download Free Java Software

Choose (Custom) install, and not (Recommended) install.

Remove ticks or keep declining offers as (derekimo) suggested.

Watch out for tricks, they try many different methods you slip one in on you.

Always, try to download from the software makers website, if possible. Many of them don't hoist advertisements.

Third party download sites, get paid from advertisements.

After downloads, go to add/remove programs and check for odd entries with the same date as the new download.

Entries such as, toolbars, sweetpacks, conduit, wapam, etc.

Adware usually slips into there. Although, it can install several other places, too.

Such as, in program files, startups, system32, and services, are just some areas affected.

Sometimes, no matter how careful you are, not to download the wrong stuff. The third party download site will still install their crap.

This is why you always need to look around afterwards.

You may even want to run a few cleaning utilities if you find something that was not there before the download.
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