Java Patched Thursday, Critical Flaw Already Discovered

We saw the writing on the wall and opted to fully remove Java from our Monthly Support clients’ systems.  Looks like we were right on target.  According to THN, after Oracle released an emergency patch for the Java flaw that was being exploited earlier this week, a new flaw has been discovered.

For those of you running Firefox, it’s been disabling Java in the browser for months now:

Firefox disables Java add-on
Firefox disables Java add-on

We recommend completely removing Java from your system.  Head to your Programs and Features applet (for Win7 and Win Vista users) or Add/Remove Programs (for XP users) to uninstall Java.  I easily say, “remove any version of Java that is installed,” but I have to pepper that with caution.  You can easily damage your system if you uninstall the wrong program.  So before making ANY changes to your system, always make sure you have a backup of your critical data.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, just let us know!  We can be reached via (888) 374-5422 or our Contact Us page.

I am a consignment software specialist, System Administrator for hundreds of consignment workstations across North America, and developer of Peeps' Software! I've been helping consignment & resale store-owners since 2003. I started The Computer Peeps in February of 2010. After 17+ years of working with consignment stores, I understand the unique challenges consignment & resale store-owners face. From electrical issues in old building or strip malls, to advocating for them when their consignment software keeps crashing. I now manage over 600 computer systems, servers & websites for store-owners all across North America and I am the developer/programmer of Peeps' Software -- the only software written FOR consignment & resale stores specifically.

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