Java is present on most Windows and Mac computers. In the past (and even now) quite a few websites required you to have Java installed to be able to access all of the website’s or Web application’s features. Put it simply, Java was the programming language designed to make the Internet more interactive and more fun. Nevertheless, it is advisable to uninstall Java altogether.
Why you should uninstall Java
Unfortunately, Java has many flaws especially when it comes to security. Today Java is the weakest spot in your PC’s or Mac’s security – it has numerous vulnerabilities that malware developers exploit all the time. While Oracle tries to implement urgent updates, they don’t come in time. And Mac users are even worse off because Apple creates custom Java updates that usually come weeks or even months after Windows users get updates directly from Oracle. (more…)