Java problems--real or hyped?

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    By going through the Java Control Panel it will be disabled in all browsers.

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    The latest I have found on the Java exploit is in the following article. The newest version is 7 update 11. Keep in mind security experts are very cautious about this fix and with Java's history rightfully so. The best advice, imo, is to leave it disabled unless you need it or do what others have suggested and use one browser where it is disabled all the time for most surfing. With that in mind I would still suggest installing the latest version if you plan to use it. This should automatically remove older versions but it would be best to go into the Control Panel and check after you have done so. If there are any versions other that 7 update 11 unistall them.

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    I haven't had any problems but I updated to the latest version anyways.

    Thanks for all the info!
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    You're welcome.

    Here's some more info from PC Pitstop. This comes from a blog where he is recommending to totally remove Java and only reinstall it if you run across a site that you have to have it. I thought it was worth passing along to help people make up their own minds.



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    You could alternately switch to Chrome which makes you confirm if you want Java to run on any given page.

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