How To Fix Java Security Problem

Dear Computer Lady,

I just heard a very disturbing post on the news that there is a serious threat to everyone
that uses ‘Java’ – like the entire world I think!
It stated that these hacks are going in through Java and able to invade your computer or
any device that uses Java. They recommend disabling it.

I found Java in my programs but I do not how to disable it – Only Uninstall.

Also, if you disable or uninstall Java – How will it affect games and any other things?

Very worrisome for me as, like you, I make extra income on my computer.

Any assistance will again be greatly appreciated.

Dear Pattie,

There is a security problem with Java, and, while there will be a fix eventually, there is not one available right now.

The best solution is for you to un-install Java. Here is how:

1. Go to your control Panel. In most versions of Windows, just click on “Start” and then “Control Panel”.

2. In the “Programs” section of the Control Panel, click on “Uninstall A Program”.

3. Find any programs named Java, or Java Update. Click once on the program, then click the “Uninstall” button in the toolbar.

When you follow these directions, you might not find Java installed on your computer. I don’t have it installed on my computer, which means in the last two years that I have been using this machine, I have not needed it.

Keep in mind that there is also a programming language called, Javascript. This is not the same as Java, and does not have the security issue that Java is suffering from at the moment.



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