Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2013 12:43 PM (in response to LownoteNB)
Uninstall instructions in case something was missed.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2013 1:14 PM (in response to Eric Root)
I followed these very simple instructions but I'm still plagued by this box that seizes control of my computer very briefly about every 15 seconds. Quite frustrating. I've restarted a few times and ran permissions repair as well. Also reinstalled the latest version with Firewall off, and after successful installation turned on firewall and it started up again. I then deleted Java again.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2013 2:32 PM (in response to LownoteNB)
Try setting up another admin user account to see if the same problem continues. If Back-to-My Mac is selected in System Preferences, the Guest account will not work. The intent is to see if it is specific to one account or a system wide problem. This account can be deleted later.
If the problem is still there, try booting into the Safe Mode. Shut down the computer and then power it back up. Immediately after hearing the startup chime, hold down the shift key and continue to hold it until the gray Apple icon and a progress bar appear. The boot up is significantly slower than normal. This will reset some caches, forces a directory check, and disables all startup and login items, among other things. If the system operates normally, there may be 3rd party applications which are causing a problem. Try deleting/disabling the third party applications after a restart. For each disable/delete, you will need to restart if you don't do them all at once.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2013 7:19 PM (in response to LownoteNB)
Why are you using the firewall?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2013 9:06 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Was under the impression that it provided protection from malware and from having data on my computer either stolen or corrupted. True? Why wouldn't it be better to not use it? I have always been a bit curious why Apple's default is to have the firewall turned off.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2013 9:08 PM (in response to Eric Root)
When it is morning here I'll start down this road.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2013 9:27 PM (in response to LownoteNB)
It seems to be a common belief that the built-in Application Firewall acts as a barrier to infection, or prevents malware from functioning. It does neither. It blocks inbound connections to certain network services you're running, such as file sharing. It's disabled by default and you should leave it that way if you're behind a router on a private home or office network. Activate it only when you're on an untrusted network, for instance a public Wi-Fi hotspot, where you don't want to provide services. Disable any services you don't use in the preference pane. All are disabled by default.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2013 8:53 AM (in response to LownoteNB)
i am having this same problem after software update last night.
what is the answer???
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2013 6:35 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
I am facing the same annyoing issue after Appstore Java Update.
I always have my firewall on, merely as a defence against possible intruders, and had no issues with Java before this update.
While I appreciate your comment about switching the firewall off, it's not really a solution to the problem, granted that the annyoing java loop boxes go away after you disable the firewall, you are more exposed to malicious individuals and hack-attacks.
The annoying thing is that the built in firewall is not granular enough to allow me to pinpoint which specific service is using Java and requires access.
I hope that a real solution to this issue can be found, I am not very comfy with having my firewall switched off.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2013 6:57 AM (in response to MightyDutchman)
I've "solved" the problem for the moment by turning off the firewall but agree that this is not a solution. Hopefully a future updatge of Java will solve this, or Apple will jump in and assist whoever is minding Java these days in correcting this annoying bad behaviour.
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