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Do I need Java


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what is java? Do I need it? and..... every time it gets updated it has new versions. Can I remove the old ones. I am running win xp. How about quicktime.
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Use this to remove old versions of Java.

http://singularlabs....oftware/javara/
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If you're not aware of any applications that require Java, then probably the best thing to do is to remove it and see if you miss it (use the link referenced above). IF an application requires Java it will prompt you to reinstall, and you can decide at that time whether it's worth the risk. Java is a huge security risk lately with a number of vulnerabilities, and it does require vigilant updates. Finally, if you have an application that requires Java, it's much safer if you unplug Java from your browser.

You likely don't require Quicktime either. It's often recommended as an install with iTunes. Again, it's perfectly safe to uninstall, and if it's required you'll be prompted to reinstall.
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