Java zero-day exploit – should you uninstall your Java?

Experts are talking about the current Java exploit and recommending that if you’re not using your Java plug-in that it should be disabled or uninstalled to protect your computer from the possibility of falling victim to this problem.

We have recevied several inquiries about this issue and as a result have done some research to try to educate ourselves and better support our clients.

According to our research, there are a few basic steps you can take to keep yourself safe:

  1. Ensure your computer operating system is up to date with the latest updates from Microsoft
  2. Ensure your web browser is running the latest version – IE9 is not vulnerable to this attack. If you have Windows Vista or Windows 7 and have had your computer to us recently, we would have already made sure that you are fully updated and have the latest version of Internet Explorer.
  3. Make sure your antivirus is up to date!