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Java Security Warning: Disable Java ASAP (used for coupon printing)

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Java is a free download that is used in a number of online applications. If you print SmartSource, Target or Coupon Network coupons, for example, Java is required to run the online program – and you’re likely to have it on your computer. You’ll want to know about this security alert.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is asking computer users to disable Java software immediately because a flaw within the program could open your computer up to hackers. A fix/update to remedy the issue is currently unavailable:

The Java 7 Update 10 and earlier contain an unspecified vulnerability that can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system. All versions of Java 7 through update 10 are affected. Web browsers using the Java 7 plug-in are at high risk. Reports indicate this vulnerability is being actively exploited.

How can I disable Java?

Click here to learn how to disable the Java program quickly and easily from your computer.

UPDATE: Java has issued an update/patch to remedy the problem. You can find it here.

Consider sharing this with anyone you know who may be currently using the Java download on their computer.

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  1. 1

    What a bummer! Hope there is a fix soon….

  2. 2

    I have tried everything and it will not let me unistall Java. Wish I knew more about computers. It tells me that there are updates and wants me to install when I try to unistall Java. Does anyone have any advice on how to get this removed from my computer? If you do would you be kind enough to let me know.

    Thank you,
    Tammy

  3. 4

    For once, I’m thankful that I’m not quick to update my software. I’m using Java 6.37!

  4. 5

    i just talked to my computer programmer friend and he had me go right to java.com and click on the download button. The version now is update 11 so he said that it should be absolutely fine with that version. He said that Java is not good about getting rid of the old version when they do their updates. therefore when you go into your control panel and look at the java program you can check and see if you have the correct version. Hopefully it will be just fine this way.