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    Default Article: Is it time to dump Java?

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    After reading the link you give Oscar, I decided to uninstall Java, going through the Control Panel > Add/Remove programs. This worked, however the Java Icon remained in the Control Panel. Easy way of deleting this is to right click on icon > create shortcut to desktop > then delete shortcut .. this will delete the icon in CP.

    Thanks for the tip ... will keep you posted should any program require it.

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    I haven't had Java, nor any browser plug-ins on my home machines for over a year, and never been prompted to install anything. That's probably more to do with my browsing habits though. My OH plays lots of on-line games which won't run without Java, but they are being replaced with your favourite, Flash.

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    Now Microsoft has joined the fray:

    "Java exploits have usurped Adobe-related exploits as attackers’ preferred method for breaking into Windows PCs."

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    Even more reason to shut it down!

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    After reading this thread I deleted Java by going through Add/Remove in Control Panel and then deleting the icon as Canuck suggested and I haven't been asked for it since. However, running Search shows a lot of Java files still present - should I delete please, and if so, how?

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    Hi Steph,

    Try downloading Javara, and only use the uninstall old versions option. Then uninstall it too.

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    Thanks Arraknid, all done. I'm surprised how many files it removed, there were masses.
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