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Poobah
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I just got a popup "Java Update" while running Safari. I thought Java was dangerous, but Javascript was OK. Should I allow this Java Update to install?
 
Posts: 2284 | Location: Ann Arbor MI USA | Registered: October 22, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I do not have Java on my MacBook Pro and I use it about 16 hours per and day do not have any lapses of functionality.

Probably do not update and just remove it.
 
Posts: 1656 | Location: Oak Park, MI, USA | Registered: January 31, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Poobah
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I assume I must have it, since I got that update message, but I don't know why or how it got on my computer. When I do a Finder Find I do show JavaAppletPlugins dmgs from 2012, 2013, and 2015 sitting in my downloads folder. I may have downloaded them, but I doubt I installed any. How do I remove it? i.e. how do I tell if it is installed? Update: I just found a Java folder inside my Library:Application Support folder.It has a bunch of Java 1.8.x folders within it. Should I Trash that folder?
 
Posts: 2284 | Location: Ann Arbor MI USA | Registered: October 22, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Genius
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Go into System Preferences and check the Java panel there. There are some sites that use Java, unfortunately, but I've made it a hard, fast rule to only update Flash and Java from System Preferences. There are too many nasties out there that piggyback in on those supposed updates.


"I really need a new tagline"
—P M Evans
 
Posts: 3775 | Location: Redford, MI | Registered: June 10, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Poobah
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Try visiting the Apple website and click on Support. Once there, search "Java 2015" and you can download the Java update thru Apple. This is a safe way to get the update.

Most websites are getting rid of Java, but if it is a website you visit often or need to use this will help.


Dave McGuire
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"What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about?"
 
Posts: 2119 | Location: Orion Twp, Michigan | Registered: July 25, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Poobah
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Thanks. Evidently the messages were coming from the Java Control panel and they're OK.
 
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Poobah
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Thanks for the tip, Phyllis. I didn't know about updating from System Preferences. Good idea. ill do from now on.
 
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