2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 24, 2013 11:58 AM by MadMacs0
Trooper16 Level 1 Level 1

Read that I should disable Java from all Macs; I have a bought-in-August 2012 Mac OS X  10.7.5 and an older MacBook 5,2,  OSX, 10.5.8.  After reading the article, I checked for any updates on witherr and there were no new updates.   Does that mean that I'm "safe," and don;t ahve to do anything else?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Select Software Update under the Apple Menu. If no updates are presented, then you are OK.


    Helpful Links Regarding Malware Protection


    An excellent link to read is Tom Reed's Mac Malware Guide.

    Also, visit The XLab FAQs and read Detecting and avoiding malware and spyware.


    If you require anti-virus protection I recommend using ClamXav.

  • MadMacs0 Level 5 Level 5

    Trooper16 wrote:


    If no new software updates are indicated, do I still need to download vThis release updates the Apple-provided system Java SE 6 to version 1.6.0_41

    No. It's only for those Lion / Mountain Lion users that have previously installed or migrated Java SE 6 to their computer. If you never installed it then Software Update won't tell you about it and should you download the update it won't allow you to install it.


    Don't install Java unless you are told that you need it to do something you must do. At that point you will be installing Java SE 7.