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Hi! Does anyone know, now that 2013 is almost over, if java.com has any issues with security. With all the newsletters I got. I removed it for several months of the year. Just did a clean install.  Any comments or questions to my post? I know there are security issues with anything. But I'm looking for some comments/info from the Pro's & the Forum members.   Thank you!  Debra R. :mellow:

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Thank you Steve for the quick reply. I'm just a home user. The CERT website took me to the pic. here on the picture. but the hyperlinks are not taking me to an October Critital patch download. Maybe when I did the java.com the patch came down with it? I keep going to read me hyperlinks. I'm sorry, my first post and I got lost. thank you anyway.

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I'm not Steve but I'll try to help you out.
 
It seems like perhaps you're already having issues and are concerned?  My recommendation is that if at all possible don't use Java and uninstall it and try not to use it.
Very few web sites actually require Java, there are some but not many.  Many that say you need Java are saying that so they can try to infect you.
 
If you'd like us to review your system for possible issue then please do the following.
 
 
Please run the following scanner and send back the logs.

Download DDS from one of the locations below and save to your Desktop
dds.scr
dds.com

Temporarily disable any script blocker if your Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware has it.
How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs

Once downloaded you can disconnect from the Internet and disable your Ant-Virus temporarily if needed.
Then double click dds.scr or dds.com to run the tool.
Click the Run button if prompted with an Open File - Security Warning dialog box.
A black DOS console should open and run for a moment.

  • When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:
    • DDS.txt
    • Attach.txt
  • Save both reports to your desktop
  • Please include the following logs in your next reply as an attachment: DDS.txt and Attach.txt
  • You can ignore the note about zipping the Attach.txt file and just post it or attach it.
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 My husband has the paid version of Malwarebytes. A scan comes up clean. Also clean with MSE anti-virus scanner. + House Call. But I will take your first recommendation and remove Java

 (sorry I called you by the wrong name) Will still look forward for comments on the subject. Thank you for your time.

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If needed here is a tool to help remove left over elements of Java as it can prove to be a difficult piece of software to remove completely.

 

First uninstall all versions of Java from your Control Panel, Add/Remove and then reboot the computer.  Then run this tool.

 

Please download JavaRa-1.16 and save it to your computer.

  • Double click to open the zip file and then select all and choose Copy.
  • Create a new folder on your Desktop named RemoveJava and paste the files into this new folder.
  • Quit all browsers and other running applications.
  • Right-click on JavaRa.exe in RemoveJava folder and choose Run as administrator to start the program.
  • From the drop-down menu, choose English and click on Select.
  • JavaRa will open; click on Remove Older Versions to remove the older versions of Java installed on your computer.
  • Click Yes when prompted. When JavaRa is done, a notice will appear that a logfile has been produced. Click OK.
  • A logfile will pop up. Please save it to a convenient location and post it in your next reply.


 

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