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    Java / No Java?

    I've been reading about major problems with the latest JE version. Many are saying to disable or even to uninstall it.

    If I have my firewall and AV in place, is it still an issue? Do I need java [really], or can I pretty well survive without it installed?

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    I'm getting by just fine without Oracle's Sun Java, but others may have applications that have Java dependancies.

    If you don't know what you have that may depend upon Java you could uninstall it and make a note of which program(s) fail to function properly.

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    If it's some sort of browser add-on Clint, will it be "obvious" that java is needed [error message or some such]?

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    As Clint said, run for awhile and see if you have anything that needs Java. If not, you're good to go. There's no purpose in having something you don't need. But if you do run into something you like and wants Java, install it and don't lose any sleep over it. This whole Java vulnerability thing is just as overblown as the Gadget scare. Its important to note that they found a hole that Java is in the process of fixing and that there is no known malware currently in the wild that exploits it.

    Just keep Java up to date along with your antivirus and you will be fine. Windows itself has a long history of vulnerabilities and you don't have any qualms about running it. I have had Java installed almost from the date it was introduced and I've never experienced a problem with it.

    Jerry

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    OK...thanks Jerry.

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    If you really must use Java, disable it in your browser until you really need to use it. If you need Java for games, set it so that you have a different browser just for those games and disable the Java plugin in your normal browser(s).

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    I'm with Clint. I do not have any apps that require Java, and I have not found a web site that needs Java. I uninstalled it and have not even realized it's gone, except when I read threads about Java.
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    Guys;

    Thanks for the advice. Sounds good to me!

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    An interesting article in PW World. Time to give Java the boot?
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    Thanks Ted.

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