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Cartel
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reply to Oleg

Re: Feds warn PC users to disable Java

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This is probably good for 300-400 million computers that wouldn't otherwise be vulnerable.


Upgrade link takes you to the install java page.
60-70% users are clicking that up guaranteed.


onDvine
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I ran into that page yesterday along with a list of plugins that weren't up to date.

Felt forced to update Java so I did but used WinPatrol to disable/remove everything possible afterwards. Am not sure the out of date plugins are worth messing with. I don't use IE and never accepted the EULA for applications in Windows Live Essentials 2011.

Edit: I just disabled the two plugins with "Java" in their names.

2nd Edit: Didn't have Java before Oracle took advantage of my ignorance and tricked me into that download. Nothing I do needs it. Uninstalled using Add/Remove Programs and searched for/deleted everything Java created when it installed. Sneaky!



Cartel
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said by onDvine:

I ran into that page yesterday along with a list of plugins that weren't up to date.

Felt forced to update Java so I did but used WinPatrol to disable/remove everything possible afterwards. Am not sure the out of date plugins are worth messing with. I don't use IE and never accepted the EULA for applications in Windows Live Essentials 2011.

I rest my case.


no__1__here
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reply to Cartel

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Wrong!
That Mozilla "Check Your Plugins" page is misleading. I do not have Java installed at all, and yet I get the same "we've disabled it, please update" message.


goalieskates
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said by no__1__here:

That Mozilla "Check Your Plugins" page is misleading. I do not have Java installed at all, and yet I get the same "we've disabled it, please update" message.

I'd be distinctly unamused if Mozilla took it upon itself to disable Java or anything else. It's their right to warn me, it's not their right to reach out and do it for me.


kickass69

join:2002-06-03
Lake Hopatcong, NJ

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Better question is...is Firefox phoning home to Mozilla all the time like Chrome does with Google? I mean how else are they able to control the Click to Play feature and determine what's 'bad' for us to run.


scottp99

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I have Java 7 u10 for IE 8 and Firefox 10ESR.
How do I disable them in the browser only?

I still need Java for OFFLINE programs though.



DataDoc
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This, and the links shown, might help:
»nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/08···browser/



therube

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reply to kickass69

quote:
is Firefox phoning home to Mozilla all the time like Chrome does with Google? I mean how else are they able to control the Click to Play feature and determine what's 'bad' for us to run.
blocklist.xml contains a list of add-ons that Mozilla considers to be harmful to the user (contains security vulnerabilities, adversely affects browsing experience, etc.). Any installed add-on on the block list will be disabled and any attempt to install an add-on on the block list will result in an error.

(Additionally, there has to be more to it then just that, some interaction with C2P, in this case, but I'm not sure what.)


deke40
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Texas
reply to scottp99

said by scottp99:

I have Java 7 u10 for IE 8 and Firefox 10ESR.
How do I disable them in the browser only?

I still need Java for OFFLINE programs though.

Don't know if you got this answered or not.

Go to the Control Panel and click on the Java icon and then Security.

slajoh01

join:2005-04-23

Scottp99 - Just go to the US Cert site.

»www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/625617
»www.java.com/en/download/help/di···wser.xml