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Windows 7/Oracle and Java Update Pop-ups


Each time I sign on, or intermittently, I receive a pop-up screen which requests that I update Oracle or Java.
I click on "No" and it disappears.
Obviously a can I get rid of that annoyance.
Thanks for volunteering.

Hi Nicholas!

It's not a bug ... that is how the Java updater works.

You can get rid of it one of three ways:

1. Update Java. Most of the updates are security-related, so it is a good idea to update it (just be sure to uncheck the box for any additional software that might be installed during the process).

2. Turn off updates. Go to Control Panel, Java, and change the update frequency.

3. Uninstall Java. If you uninstall it, however, it is very likely that you will run across something on the web again that will require that it be reinstalled.

Feel free to follow up with any additional questions you might have.

Good luck!

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