Solved Dio I need Java?

June 10, 2019 at 14:23:36
Specs: Windows 10
I believe I have a conflicting app which is causing a disturbance in how my laptop functions. The most recent app I installed was Adobe Flash player, so I uninstalled it in hopes of a fix. Then I started to check through other programs which I wanted to also uninstall (the less, the better). I uninstalled Java. Do I need Java for anything (or Adobe Flash player?) I am a very simple user and do not do anything complicated on my laptop (web surfing, email; etc.).

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#1
June 10, 2019 at 14:42:11
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Both are "old technologies" and both are now considered security risks. In other words...no you don't need either.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#2
June 10, 2019 at 15:18:20
Your answer was perfect: short, simple and too the point. Both are deleted and I am relieved! And, I have not seen my laptop acting up since I deleted them. Phew.
Thank you, I appreciate your time.

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#3
June 10, 2019 at 15:51:52
No problem. What used to be "functional" for web-pages to display properly (flash, java, etc.) has now been generally replaced with HTML5 and other technologies. It's unknown, however, how long before those will be "at risk" .

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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#4
June 10, 2019 at 18:33:21
Oops..there is trouble in paradise. After unistalling Java, I noticed in my "Choose which Notifications Appear in your Task Bar" that jucheck.exe (Java Update Available) is still showing and did not leave with the uninstall. This one is probably more deeply hidden in my laptop than I am knowledgeable. I hate when something does not completely clear and the app leaves something behind. How do I get rid of this jucheck.exe? I certainly don't need Java updates if I don't have Java.

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#5
June 10, 2019 at 19:04:30
You might want to take a look at this:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/fo...

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#6
June 10, 2019 at 19:37:59
I no longer see the Java Control panel in my Control Panel in order to be able to uncheck the "check for update automatically"; I'm assuming that it left with the uninstall. Yet, the Java notification still remains in my list of "choose which notifications appear in your task bar".

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#7
June 17, 2019 at 04:53:18
Unconditionally stating one doesn't need it is not fully correct. The chance is high the thread starter doesn't need it, but that is not 100% sure. Actually, that is why this thread is started.

A more correct answer is; we assume you don't need it, so please go ahead and uninstall ... and THEN test ALL the software on your machine. Report anything not working as desired. Note that this means you have tested ALL your software before you removed any programs.

I agree 100% that Java and Adobe is unsafe software, but I think that is not the core question.


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#8
June 17, 2019 at 05:55:23
Mind you some pholks simply "need" Java in order to get through a long day...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ru...

and some prefer tea...; but that's another story...


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