Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sun Java Updates Offer Unneeded 3rd Party Software

Java Platform, Standard Edition or Java SE, is used by your computer to run certain web based applications. These may include web based training applications.

If you see the Java Update icon or "Java Update Available" balloon in the lower right corner of the screen, the latest version of Java is ready to install. You can click the icon and follow its prompts to apply the update.

Note: We have always recommended that you do not install any offered "extras" like the MSN Toolbar, Installer or Microsoft's Bing.

Recently, the Java installer may also "offer" a 30-day trial of Carbonite Inc.'s commercial backup software.

Please un-check these options if they appear. You do NOT need them as part of the Java install.

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