Java Update Available

July 16, 2014

Java Update Available

Yesterday Oracle  released a security update for its Java platform that addresses at 20 vulnerabilities in the software. PC users should consider this update to be CRITICAL to their computers security.  The update is fixes security issues that  could be exploited over a network without the need for a username and password.  Many times these patches are plugging holes that cyber criminals are currently using to gain access to your private information !!  Kind of a big deal, so its important to patch it.

Prairie Star Technology clients who subscribe to the Complete Computer Care Managed Services Program do not have to worry.  This critical security update should already be loaded and installed before reading this!!

For everyone else, the update process for Java is manual.  You should get a notifications that there is a Java update available.  These usually pop up in the lower right hand corner of the computer screen.  You can also click on the icon in the lower right hand corner that will ‘Show Hidden Icons”  and click on the orange Java update icon.  Its also important that previous versions of Java are removed.  This update is called Java 7 Update 65.  If there are previous versions, uninstall them ASAP.  Here are instructions on how to uninstall a program, just CLICK HERE.  

Just be sure to not ignore the Java Update Available prompt, your data and personal privacy need it.

If you want your computer to take care of you, you need to take care of it.  If you don’t know how to or don’t want to, we can handle it!  You can rely on Prairie Star to make your technology work for you.

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Founded in 2010, Prairie Star Technology is an independent IT service and support firm located in Overland Park, KS.  We offer on-site computer repair and virus removal throughout the greater Kansas City area, including Overland Park, Shawnee, Olathe, Kansas City, Lenexa, Prairie Village, and Leawood and remote help desk support to clients nationally.  We specialize in improving computer performance, reliability and security for residential and small business customers.  We are focused on providing fast, professional and CompTIA certified computer support to clients nationwide.   Our unique managed service program, Complete Computer Care, combines remote monitoring, preventative maintenance and Internet security all in one bundled offering starting at $15.99 a month.

If you would like to find out more about how we can improve your computers security to better protect your personal identity, documents, pictures and other data and make your computer faster and more fun to use, call us at 913/730-6262 or on our Contact Us page.  If you are going to take on the risks of the Internet, you owe it to your data to have the best Internet security possible.

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