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Critical Java zero-day bug is being “massively exploited"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TonyB View Post
    good point i run win 8 so i don't worry to much unless for some reason i go to the desktop lol
    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Yep, and who would want to do that anyway.
    How?

    You guys must be always in Command Prompt / Terminal or Power Shell or you have ARM -Surface or Phones.... but on desktops we always have to go to the desktop even if it means only peaking to it.

    It's inevitable.
    I was joking in my quote.

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    I checked and I do not have Java on my new HP windows 8 lap top computer. But it is on my windows 7 HP lap top computer. What is next? I tried removing it from the Control Panel remove but it didn't work. I guess I will wait to hear from you.
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    What browser are you using? This read should help.
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    I'll use the jdk 7u11 replacing older one just to make sure I'm up to date when/if I'll use Java development.

    The increased security from medium to high was a good choice from Oracle.
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    I've had the 7U11 update on my main PC since Sunday and no problems yet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Blosam View Post
    I went to the sight to see if I had Java and it said it only did deck computer not lap top. Interesting. I wonder why?Is this a true check up or is Java pressing to be a paid program in order to be a safe sight???? Or are we paying for a fix ???
    You'd better go and look in the computer itself not the site (they might automatically install it for you! depending what site that is).

    Go to Control Panel -> Program and Features and scroll through the list of installed programs. Java should be there if installed. Also in Control Panel, there should be a "Java Settings" icon or something where settings can be changed.

    If that is missing then you don't have Java.
    I use the JAVA site to test mine . It does not automatically install it.

    How do I test whether Java is working on my computer

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    Control Panel shot--

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    Right, nothing is installed automatically there. In Win8, there is no control panel pane for Java unless possibly if the individual or the OEM installed Java, and Java is not installed when the OS is installed. If installed, it should appear in Control Panel > Programs and Features. If installed, then it may not be enabled. See this link to see if you have Java installed, but not enabled. If not enabled, then the Java plugin will not run--which is what you may want to happen (not run, that is). See post #33 for other information possibly pertinent to you.
    Last edited by znod; 16 Jan 2013 at 07:02.
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    Sorry about the site-thing: they don't install Java automatically. There are also other unofficial sites that require Java plugin and possibly some of those (small number) may trigger an auto-install. The chance is very low on modern browsers.

    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    In Win8, there is no control panel pane for Java unless possibly the individual installed Java,
    You don't seem to have understood the situation: even oem's install java on preinstalled OSes and even if you did it by you own hand (individual) it's good to check in Control Panel though because it's always there when installed of course.

    and Java is not installed when the OS is installed. See post #33.
    I knew that.
    Obviously, so why would I check for java then!

    No problems here.
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  9. #49


    Everything has its own security problems, no matter what code you will write, its just a matter of your knowledge, if you will find a way to do somethign bad with it. People a little bit overextends with all that security, nobody going to **** you in da as, if you will you some java applets few time on the internet, i mean, its not like you have billion dollars and you are saving all your passwords on your computer, and some creepy guys are spying you 28/9 and waiting till you install java, muahahahahahhah !!!!! i never used any antivirus software, and never had any viruses or problems with that stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Sorry about the site-thing: they don't install Java automatically. There are also other unofficial sites that require Java plugin and possibly some of those (small number) may trigger an auto-install. The chance is very low on modern browsers.

    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    In Win8, there is no control panel pane for Java unless possibly the individual installed Java,
    You don't seem to have understood the situation: even oem's install java on preinstalled OSes and even if you did it by you own hand (individual) it's good to check in Control Panel though because it's always there when installed of course.

    and Java is not installed when the OS is installed. See post #33.
    I knew that.
    Obviously, so why would I check for java then!

    No problems here.
    I added the OEM part to post #47 to cover the possibility. I am not aware of Java being installed by OEM's; my experience is that of having to add Java to OEM installs to do Java related things. Do you have evidence otherwise? And, I was replying to medab1, not you, so I am ignoring the rest of your reply.
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