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Old 05-29-2016, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas nv
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Lately I have been on forums looking for specific ways to rid myself of a Trojan Dropper.
MS support forums moderator asked me which version, if any, of Java I was using. He wanted to ensure that I was using Java 8 Update 91.
I had a hard time figuring out which version I did have and haven uninstalled or reinstalled any Java yet. He gave me a link to articles about Java security issues (like, Java, patch or pitch). Ultimately, it was suggested to delete Java unless you are using it.
Do we need Java? Is it used for any other programs we may need; I only use html, css and javascript.

Thanks.
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Old 05-29-2016, 07:38 PM
 
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Uninstall it. If an app you use needs it it will prompt you to reinstall. If you don't need it you're much better off with it gone.
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Old 05-29-2016, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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To check which version of java go to control panel, click programs and features java 8 update 91 is 4/20/16 or go to java.com for version check.
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Old 06-07-2016, 04:49 AM
 
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Java is clean and fast. It really shouldn't slow your computer down since it's not running until you chance upon a routine that requires it. If that happens, you're going to need it anyhow.
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Old 06-07-2016, 06:16 AM
 
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Probably 99.9% of people do not need Java, I don't think I have installed Java in ten years... As Dave advised uninstall it. If you find you need it for some specific web site or application can always reinstall.
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Old 06-07-2016, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Probably 99.9% of people do not need Java, I don't think I have installed Java in ten years... As Dave advised uninstall it. If you find you need it for some specific web site or application can always reinstall.
Cisco still uses Java for a lot of their main web applications, such as UCS managers. Our main database application that holds all student and employee records uses Java as well.
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Old 06-07-2016, 07:54 AM
 
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Cisco still uses Java for a lot of their main web applications, such as UCS managers. Our main database application that holds all student and employee records uses Java as well.
Coalman said people. That's not people, that's business, many businesses still require it, most people don't.
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