Java substitute?

By vomacka
Mar 10, 2013
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  1. I was wondering if there is a "Java substitute" program that does the same thing as Java but is more secure? Has anyone made such a program, or is Java "it"?

    Thanks for your help.

  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,479   +626

  3. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,175   +944

    Well, there are other languages, but there is nothing that substitutes Java. What languages do you know other than Java, I think it is time to call it quits with that language.
  4. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    Just make sure you have the latest version of Java.
  5. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,286   +49

    There are many things to do to safeguard Java.

    It is recommended to unplug your browser from Java, at least the main one, and only use Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in a lesser-used browser. Whenever you need to use a site that required Java, use it on your rare browser, so that you don’t get tripped up by ads or other exploit sites that try to access Java on your main browser.

    Additionally, make sure to occasionally clear the Java cache, which will help prevent old temporary files for Java from loading. It’ll make the Java experience a bit better. This may also help remediate issues, if a Java application doesn’t run.

    Oracle has announced on its website that it will “start auto-updating all Windows 32-bit users from JRE 6 to JRE 7 with the update release of Java, Java SE 7 Update 15 (Java SE 7u15), due in February 2013.”

    (The information here is part of a recent article I published here.)
  6. vomacka

    vomacka TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Thanks for the help guys. I appreciate it.
    I will update my Java to 7 and see what happens.
    Then I will try to, in Firefox, disable it and see what websites are affected. If none are, then I will leave it disabled.


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