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24 Aug 2013

Like the previous poster, I have:

1) Java (TM) Platform SE 7 Update 13 (PLUG-IN) & 2) Java 7 Update 13 (PROGRAM, used "rarely")

Firefox is telling me the plugin is vulnerable and should be updated.

I'm thinking I'll uninstall the "rarely" used program, and update the "vulnerable" plug-in.

(Hopefully, since Bob's January article, Java has gotten it's act together.)

Posted by:

27 Dec 2013

Bob, as a subscriber to your excellent site, I apologize for some of the totally unnecessary rude remarks made by some posters who obviously have no manners or self respect.

Folks, we are all imperfect and make mistakes, so why criticize Bob? He does an excellent job and achieves excellence in his endeavors to help us.

Rather thank him for his fine contribution to us PC users, and point out things you don't agree with in a respectful and kind manner.

By your disrespect, you are only showing what you yourself are at heart... Have you noticed how self-controlled and mannerly Bob is by refusing to respond in kind to hateful remarks? Why abuse the privilege of your freedom of speech?

Thank you Bob, for your fine and helpful articles and your humility when you find good sense in a kindly post!

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Norman Kelly
14 Jan 2014

Bob In Illinois the State Police require that I have JAVA on my computer in order to get my Digital ID Number then and only then can I apply for my concealed Carry Permit from the State police. Should I install it get my permit and then disable it. of course I do not know how to do any of that but I can get help.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Yes, it should be fine to do that. There are tips in this article on how to turn Java on or off.

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11 Mar 2014

We had Java installed on both our computers, as Java is required to play bridge on, which we enjoy. We constantly had problems with malware (conduit, mysearchdial, etc.)and the older computer worked very slow. Since removing Java, we have not had such issues. Any advice would be appreciated. We do miss playing bridge on, but it's not worth the problems.

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23 Apr 2014

Java tries to install the horrendous ASK toolbar. I don't trust any software that tries to inflict such nastiness on the unwary. I don't trust that it won't install something I don't want even if I untick the appropriate boxes. Any company promoting this leechware is a disgrace.

Posted by:

Danny G
15 May 2014

I found this tool:

JavaRa is an effective way to deploy, update and remove the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). It can assist in repairing or removing Java when other methods fail.

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