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  1. #11


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    JAVA & JavaScript are 2 different things.

    JavaScript - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Java (programming language) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    You could uninstall it & reinstall it.

    Change your homepage back after uninstalling.

    edit--- This link may help---

    https://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp

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  2. #12


    We all make mistakes, that's not the point. The point is that nobody here, specially more experienced user are going to suggest anything as bad as you thought we did.
    I'm not spring chicken either although almost 10 years younger. Have also been in the "computers before there were computers", my first electronic one was a Heathkit that I had to assemble (including a lot of soldering), didn't even have display, printer only and switches instead of keyboard. Next was Timex-Sinclair etc. "computers before there were computers" that I worked on and programed were pegboard programed controls for automatic machines. Never in my life I have bought a complete computer, all were put together by me.
    Put together, repaired and fixed Os and software on hundreds of computers and still can't say that I know everything and never refuse to at least consider friendly advice.
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  3. #13


    Penn's Forest
    Posts : 216
    Win8.1 Pro | Win10TP Pro - boot to VHD


    Quote Originally Posted by Tully View Post
    Sorry!

    I am 86 & a little grumpy at times!

    I have been in computers before there were computers!
    I try my best to have the very latest technology in the Internet of Things!
    I have a Windows Phone, which is great for tracking bus info!
    My Broadband is 20 up & 200 down. My Broadband box contains the modem & TV system.
    All my TVs & computers are connect by cat6 cable.
    One of my desktops runs Win10 Beta!
    I have my own 4TB WD Cloud.
    I just finished building an ASUS desktop with a 480GB SSD.

    My first home computer was a Radio Shack TRS-80. Had 2 5-1/4 floppies & ran MS DOS & a cassette recorder for storage!

    I am no novice & DO make mistakes!

    Tully
    Well, that post made me laugh, thanks Tully

    I'm a big grumpy at times too

    I have been in computers before there were computers!

    My first home computer was a Radio Shack TRS-80
    I almost bought one of those - quite expensive, so I went with a Zenith kit.

    I thought you might just be kicking yourself for letting Driver Update get on your system - it happens.

    No harm, no foul - now I'll read the rest of the thread to see where the issue stands.

    Bill
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  4. #14


    Penn's Forest
    Posts : 216
    Win8.1 Pro | Win10TP Pro - boot to VHD


    Quote Originally Posted by Tully View Post
    Tully AGAIN:

    I just logged onto my Win10 Desktop & received a notice that my JAVA script needed updating.

    OK, JAVA script is an important part of everyday computer usage.

    I pressed update & a screen came up & had several choices to make;

    Do you want to keep Internet explorer as you Internet browser?
    Do you want to keep Bing as your internet search engine?

    I clicked yes to both!

    Downloaded the java script update, restarted my computer and

    LOW & BEHOLD a NEW Search engine was new HOME PAGE!!!

    Notice it never ask me about my Home Page!

    WAS THIS A SILLY MISTAKE!

    Why was this positive negative even on the download site!

    TULLY

    A GRUMPY Octogenarian!
    Yeah, methinks you're digging a deeper hole.

    Java script and Java are different - you probably know that and just misspoke.

    I can't ever recall Java script needing updating - it's part Windows or the browser.

    The fact that your search engine and home page were changed leads me to think that driver update called some friends over to your machine and they're have the time of their life changing things.
    In other words, malware is probably on your system.

    Let me ask this: Did you try the Clean Start (change System Configuration (msconfig)) I suggested earlier?
    Please do that and then run Malwarebytes scanner:
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free - Windows 7 Help Forums

    You'll have to download the scanner though

    If you get stuck, ask a question ... I know the guy who wrote the tutorial.

    Bill
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  5. #15


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Not to confuse you Tully, but I'd like to add that updating java without Deselecting the extra software it installs can and will change your search engine. See this about the 'deceptive' java practices: A close look at how Oracle installs deceptive software with Java updates | ZDNet

    And no, Java is very much not needed any longer. Most programs no longer use it (if they do, they'll install it for you), and the US government itself recommended against its use, because of the increased likelihood of infections using it to get on your computer. Don't believe it? Look it up!
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  6. #16


    Just a suggestion; try using Advanced Systemcare (free) from www.iobit.com. I've been using it for over 10 years (I've bought the paid version but the free version is very good too) and it's worked very well for me. It has a one-button "fix-all" as well as another tab that you can pick and choose which Tools you want to run including Start-up options and an option to block any website or download/install that attempts to change your homepage. There is also another very good free program from Iobit called Driver Booster. It's only been out for about 2 years now but so far it works very well for keeping my drivers updated and easy to install.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by patricchambers View Post
    Just a suggestion; try using Advanced Systemcare (free) from www.iobit.com. I've been using it for over 10 years (I've bought the paid version but the free version is very good too) and it's worked very well for me. It has a one-button "fix-all" as well as another tab that you can pick and choose which Tools you want to run including Start-up options and an option to block any website or download/install that attempts to change your homepage. There is also another very good free program from Iobit called Driver Booster. It's only been out for about 2 years now but so far it works very well for keeping my drivers updated and easy to install.
    That's one program and one developer I wouldn't touch with 10 foot pole, even on this forum there were few examples where it made a mess of a system to say nothing about difficulties of getting rid of it.
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  8. #18



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,288
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by patricchambers View Post
    Just a suggestion; try using Advanced Systemcare (free) from www.iobit.com. I've been using it for over 10 years (I've bought the paid version but the free version is very good too) and it's worked very well for me. It has a one-button "fix-all" as well as another tab that you can pick and choose which Tools you want to run including Start-up options and an option to block any website or download/install that attempts to change your homepage. There is also another very good free program from Iobit called Driver Booster. It's only been out for about 2 years now but so far it works very well for keeping my drivers updated and easy to install.
    That's one program and one developer I wouldn't touch with 10 foot pole, even on this forum there were few examples where it made a mess of a system to say nothing about difficulties of getting rid of it.

    I used to play around and try the different "System Optimizers" (IOBIT, Wise ;Glary...etc.) on my laptop before I bought my first SSD (when I only had a 5400rpm HDD) and they worked for maybe a week or two then...all hell would break loose and I would have to reimage(why reinstall?) and for all of them it was what I thought: Never ever ever give your system over to a program that "optimizes. One only needs a good cleaner and maybe an uninstaller(also no guarantees here), but the other crap can stay off my system.

    Moral of my experience "Let Windows take care of Windows" . For everything else ask.
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  9. #19


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Very true. Windows has come a long way in how it handles itself. However, if YOU install freeware and do not remember to uncheck the box that installs the toolbars and search engines, then YOU are responsible for what you've put on your own computer. If you do forget to uncheck the boxes, it is a simple matter of removing those PUPs. Believe it or not, but Windows also prevents unintended installations... you're the one who clicks the yes button to continue on:
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  10. #20


    I would PAY WILLINGLY rather than be subjected to risky downloads!

    Tully
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