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ozzieowl

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I don't know if this is the right forum to ask this question but here goes.......

I have been doing some uninstalling of superfluous applications to try to free up space. When I look at the list of Java Updates, all of them in excess of 100MB each, I have the following:

JS2E Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 5
ditto Update 6
ditto Update 9
ditto Update 10
ditto Update 11
Java ™ 6 Update 2
Java ™ SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 1

My question is simple.......do updates take into account previous updates or are they all completely stand alone? Do I need to keep all of the above and any more that are downloaded or can I just keep 6 Update 2 and ditch the earlier ones?

Thanks for any advice.
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You should only keep the latest version of Java on your computer, and remove/uninstall the others as Malware can utilise older versions that remain in your machine.

The latest version of Java is Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 3, available here.

Regards,
RatHat
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ozzieowl

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Thanks Rat Hat. You have confirmed my simple logic for me.
I suppose the same logic extends to Windows updates. I have so many of them listed as files. If I can identify the latest one is it safe for me to delete all the others?
I am really grateful for your advice
Ken
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