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Java always wants to update...

Funnyfunfun 719 January 29, 2011 at 06:32 AM
Hello Everyone,

I am having an issue with my HP laptop. Every time I start up my computer wants to update Java. So I went into the control panel and then into the Java area and selected for it to only update when I select it to (i.e. once a month) so I thought I was good and now every time I start up it wants to update Java and "unknown" Java. This slows the startup and sometimes when I try to get on the internet I get a "not responding" from the page until Java update pops up and then I cancel it. I even go as far as going into the "hidden icons" and right click and cancel there also.

I don’t really want to update because on my last laptop I updated and my malware went crazy and it was a pain.

Any help would be great!!

Thanks,
Stew

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updating java itself won't give you malware problems, it's made by Oracle and used by lots of people, but if it's really bothering you, why not just uninstall it?
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updating java itself won't give you malware problems, it's made by Oracle and used by lots of people, but if it's really bothering you, why not just uninstall it?
It's made Sun Microsystems which is a subsidiary of Oracle.
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Start->Run->msconfig->startup tab

disable jusched among the startup items.
If that doesn't work diable Java Quick starter on the services tab also.

You definitely need java on your computer for a lot of things IMHO.
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Uninstall all versions of Java that you currently have and install only the latest version. Update it when prompted to make sure you get the latest security fixes.
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You can probably fix this by removing all versions of Java from your computer (go to Add/Remove Programs) and then installing the latest one from http://java.com.


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It's made Sun Microsystems which is a subsidiary of Oracle.
shake head Sun Microsystems is no more.

Quote from evongugg View Post :
Start->Run->msconfig->startup tab

disable jusched among the startup items.
If that doesn't work diable Java Quick starter on the services tab also.

You definitely need java on your computer for a lot of things IMHO.
Nono DO NOT disable Java updates. Java is responsible for an increasing number of exploit mechanisms and doing so would open yourself up to an increased potential of infection in the future.
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Last edited by redmaxx January 29, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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Nono DO NOT disable Java updates.
better yet.. if you don't NEED java, get rid of it.
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There's a difference between java checking for updates at every boot verses trying to install updates at every boot. In the case of the latter it may mean your downloaded java is not being properly installed- so every time you reboot java attempts to install again to no avail. If you have Windows 7 Ultimate with Applocker enabled then that could be the problem as Applocker normally needs disabled for java to install. Otherwise, when you get the notice the next time see if you can find the location of the java update and find its properties (signature) or just upload it to virustotal.com and see what the scan says. Post your findings back here.
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Hello,

Thank you everyone for your help. I think I have it handled now the problem is "jucheck.exe" this is coming up whenever my computer is starting. Is there an easy way to gert rid of this thing? I have done a little research and it doesn't look like I should click or update it.

Thanks,
Stew
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I would recommend running javara

http://raproducts.org/wordpress/software

This will remove all java components.
Then i would recommend installing the latest Java as you will find its necessary for a lot of websites and such. To not update it leaves a big hole for malware in your computer.

www.java.com
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Hello,

Thank you everyone for your help. I think I have it handled now the problem is "jucheck.exe" this is coming up whenever my computer is starting. Is there an easy way to gert rid of this thing? I have done a little research and it doesn't look like I should click or update it.

Thanks,
Stew
Again, don't disable it. jucheck is the Java update checker and is responsible for updating Java. If you do not update Java, your computer will remain vulnerable.
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