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#1 siliconman01

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 06:06 AM

All users should ensure that their Adobe Flash Player and Sun/Oracle Java are up-to-date. There are critters in the wild that prey on computers running outdated Java and Flash Player.

To update Java to the latest version 1.6.0_22-b04, go to the link below. Be sure to remove older versions of Java if there are any older versions displayed in Control Panel>Programs and Features or Control Panel>Add and Remove Programs.

http://www.java.com/...load/manual.jsp

To verify that you have properly updated Java, go to the link below.

http://www.java.com/...d/installed.jsp

To update Adobe Flash Player V10.1.102.64, go to the link below.

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

To check which version of Flash Player you have on your system, go to the link below.

http://www.adobe.com...re/flash/about/

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#2 Nightcap

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 06:58 AM

Good reminder siliconman01!

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 02:00 PM

I tell the same to all my customers.

In fact, all my invoices say, "Be sure to update Java and Flash when requested".
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#4 siliconman01

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 04:05 AM

Oracle Java Update 23 has been released. Users should update to this latest version of Java.

http://www.oracle.co...oads/index.html

Keep in mind that if you are running Windows x64, you have to install the Java 32-bit for IE 32-bit and then Java 64-bit for IE 64-bit.

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 01:10 AM

I tell everyone I know to run Secunia PSI because it's just not possible for the non-geek to keep their browser secure otherwise.

The new (Beta) version automatically does Flash Player updates. Not sure about Java, I updated manually before I could find out if it was going to auto-update.

With the number of Flash, Java, etc. exploits these days, when people tell me "I don't know how I got it, I didn't click anything!" It's often true.

I'm trying to help a friend out now with some annoying malware (playing sounds randomly, 20/40 on VirusTotal, but of course it's all the commercial ones). Unfortunately SUPERAntiSpyware missed it. I submitted the file with SUPERSampleSubmit a few minutes ago though.

#6 siliconman01

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 05:33 AM

New release of Java (6u25) is available.

Version Release Information:

http://www.oracle.co...tes-356444.html

Download:

http://java.sun.com/...loads/index.jsp

Check Version:

http://www.java.com/...help/testvm.xml

New release of Flash Player (V10.2.159.1) is available

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Version Check:

http://www.adobe.com...ts/flash/about/

Non-Direct Links:

Internet Explorer-
http://fpdownload.ad...h_player_ax.exe

Opera/Chrome/Firefox/others-
http://fpdownload.ad...lash_player.exe

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#7 mogojohn

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:46 PM

I agree this is very important.

Here is another link that checks for the latest Java, checks if it is working, and puts a green tick if latest version is installed

http://www.java.com/...ad/testjava.jsp
Windows 7, Microsoft Security Essentials, SuperAntiSpyware Pro with Resident Protection.




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