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Update your Java and Flash Player: Critical Security Updates

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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/en/download/manual.jsp

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

http://www.java.com/en/download/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/software/flash/about/

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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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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.

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