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Security Warning for new Java

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Jan 16, 2013 7:23 PM

I just updated Java for my Mac 10.7.5 running Safari 6.0.2. Now each time I need to use it, I get a Security Warning. Each time I check off "do not show this again for this app", but 10 minutes later the warning is up again. How can I turn it off?

 

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Cunnla Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 10:01 PM (in response to Marjorie Arciniega)

    There are instructions for disabling Java 7 and enabling Java 6 here

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5559

     

    But beware that Java 6 is also a security risk. Whichever you use only enabe Java in Safari Preferences/Security when you need to use it, then uncheck the Enable Java box.

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,330 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 10:36 PM (in response to Marjorie Arciniega)

    Marjorie Arciniega wrote:

     

    OK, I wasn't aware of the warning about Java 7, and decided to download 6 and try to uninstall 7. I'm on the Java website now and they still offer 7, update 11. Is it safe or not?

     

    If not, how can I uninstall it?

    I think there is some confusion here. Java 7 update 11 patches the problem and should be working with Safari now. What, exactly is this security warning you are getting.

     

    FYI, if you switch back to Java 6 as Cunnia suggests, it won't work with Safari any more.  And it's pretty much impossible to uninstall either version of Java.

  • Cunnla Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 2:35 AM (in response to MadMacs0)

    I still have Java 6 installed and it is working with Safari, without any notifications to upgrade to the latest version.

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,330 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 2:40 AM (in response to Cunnla)

    What versions of OS X and Safari?

  • Cunnla Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 2:44 AM (in response to MadMacs0)

    OS X 10.7.5

    Safari 6.0.2

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