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#1 housema

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 11:07 PM

Not sure where to post this question, but has anyone encountered problems updating and installing java today.  I've been trying all day to update and/or install and was getting page cannot be displayed.  Tried different browsers, checked to make sure that Java was enabled still no luck. I also tried disabling my antivirus and firewall.   Any suggestions.  Thank you.

 

 

It seems that the download is down.  I downloaded the latest version from filehippo. 


Edited by housema, 13 October 2013 - 08:23 AM.


#2 TheJoker

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 08:57 AM

Try downloading the current version form http://www.java.com/...load/manual.jsp

I recommend using the offline installer as it generally doesn't have any added optional toolbar installation to have to disable.

If you have a 64-bit OS, you should install both the 32 and 64-bit versions

Before you install, uninstall the previous version.

 

However, because Java has had so many vulnerabilities, if you don't have a program that requires Java, or a web site you visit that requires it, I recommend leaving it uninstalled. Your system will be more secure. If you decide to reinstall, or find that a program or website requires it, you can always reinstall it.

If you do need it for a program (but have no website that requires it), you can make it more secure when you browse by going to the Java Control Panel (Start > Control Panel > Java), selecting the Security tab, and UNchecking the box for "Enable Java content in the browser". Don't do that if you have a website that requires it.


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 10:50 PM

Thank you for responding;  I did delete Java and so far so good.  I have had no problems surfing the web, and I do not use any programs that require Jave.   



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 05:00 AM

With the number of vulnerabilities that Java has had, your system will be more secure without it.


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