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Old 06-05-2013, 10:07 PM
 
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I didn't realize I had an outdated version of Java until a few days ago. I've been reading some websites saying that Java is not safe and some say to just uninstall it completely.
Should I keep my older version or update? Will it matter?
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:08 PM
 
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Do you need Java?

No- Uninstall it
Yes- Keep it updated
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:07 PM
 
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It's important to keep everything updated on your computer.

Unless you know you need it I would suggest uninstalling it, you can always install later. Very few sites require JAVA and those that do can usually be ignored.

I haven't installed it on my new machine purchased in October and haven't found a need for it yet.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:19 PM
 
Location: The Southern Sac's, NM
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I uninstalled mine with the last vulnerability/exploit issue earlier this year. Haven't missed it at all.
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:48 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Is it safe?

http://www.youtube.com/embed/dG5Qk-jB0D4
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