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Larry Cherrin
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January 20, 2019 11:05 EDT AM  

I'm confused about running Java. I just updated to Mojave and I got the pop up "a new version of java is available" I use to get these all the time and just disregarded them. I obviously have it running on my Mac, but should I? Should I disable it or continue to keep up with the updates?


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brianmonroe
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January 20, 2019 2:30 EDT PM  

@larrycherrinme-co,

Running Java is a security risk. Unless you need it for one of your app's I would not worry about it. But if you need it then you should make sure to use the most current version.


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datafornothinandbitsforfree
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January 20, 2019 7:12 EDT PM  

Java browser plug-in/extension “Bad”

Java for an app is no worse than any other app written in any other programming language.

For example CrashPlan is a Java app, and a decent network backup utility.

It is also posdible you no longer have a need for Java, and can uninstall it, or ignore it.


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