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    Posts : 85
    Windows 10 64-bit/ Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Now that message from Symantec is just irresponsible. Java, even continually updated persists in being a massive hole in computer security and whoever the antivirus/security vendor is, sometimes they can't keep up. I'm sticking with my original plan not to have Java on my new desktop, I can always run it on my laptops or old desktop. Most of the malware MSE blocked on my old desktop tried to install itself through exploits Java opened up. Update it constantly, disable it unless you're doing things online that require it and if you don't need it, uninstall it. Which is the best way to protect your computer from its latest issues.
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  3. #13

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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    Win-W. Type Java. Go to security tab and uncheck the "Enable Java in Browser". That will stop Java being used in your browser.

    You might want to use Java (I do) this turns it off for you browsers only. You can still run .jar if you want to.

    You can see the version on the "Java" tab. If it is 1.7.0_11 then you have the latest version with the fix.

    You can (and should) download latest version from if you don't have it.

    Edit: As the last poster said, if you don't need it then don't install it at all.
    Last edited by adamf; 22 Jan 2013 at 11:24. Reason: An addition
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