Computer Security

Java – If You Do Not Use It Get Rid Of It

Many people have Java on their computers and will receive the reminders to update it on a regular basis which you should do.

However many people do not need it and will never miss it if you uninstall it.

Java has been used by some financial institutions including the ATO so if you submit your BAS online from your computer you will be stuck with it.

It is also used with some online games.

For everyone else go to programs in your control panel and uninstall it as outdated Java installs can lead to your computer becoming infected.

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

2 comments on “Java – If You Do Not Use It Get Rid Of It

  1. Andrew

    How can you tell which programs use it? My version keeps failing to update even with uninstall and reinstall.

  2. Richard Pascoe

    Just uninstall it then if you get asked for it to make a program run reinstall it

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