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  1. resa05

    resa05 Registered Member

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    Can anyone help me find out if i have the "right" java on my computer. and help me figure out why java platform is running so slow when my games start and making my internet explorer slow also.
    thank you for replies :).............................


    I have uninstalled the java platform but i can still play games supported by java, however my java applet is still slow, freezeing and locking up after a while of playing the game maybe start freezing as early as 5 min into game...please help me!!!
    Thank you for all your replies.
     
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  2. dog

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    Hi Resa05,

    Welcome to Wilders' ;)

    As far security is concerned, there are lots of choices/options, look around the forum as there's lots of info available. It would help if you gave a rundown of your operating system and what security tools you currently use, then others can easily provide advice. (a little background on your computer knowledge will be helpful too, so that you can be directed to appropriate programs.

    As you computer is new, memory won't be a concern ;), most come amply supplied now a days.

    If you asking about the "poll" section of Wilders', they're simply a survey of members/guests or of a sample of public opinion to acquire information type of thing.

    HTH, ;)

    Steve

    Ps. I will move this thread to "Other Security Issues" where it will receive better attention.
     
  3. resa05

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    dog, are you a real person? and as far as adding info about my computer. what type of information is neccessary? And my computer isn't brand new its a custom built computer. As far as the guy who "built" it hasn't done a good job.. he wont return calls and he hasn't configured my system yet ..can someone please help me ...also other concerns..i need java..i'm able to use java applet windows but cox communications (IP provider) says i dont have a java installed...now what...i have xp home edition sp2..and whats the difference between looking at threads and post on this site...is there anyone i can speak to that can help me 1 on 1 via messenger? (msn)
     
  4. dog

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    Yes, I'm indeed a real person for sure. ;)

    As far as info goes: What Anti-Virus, Software Firewall are you using?

    While XP does come with a built in Firewall, it doesn't control outbound connections, it only handles inbound. The most user friendly software firewall is probably Zone Alarm ... you can download the free version here -> http://www.zonelabs.com/store/conte...!-1062696904!7551!7552!NONE?lid=staticcomp_za

    Anti-Virus is a personal choice, most products are very good. You wouldn't go wrong with Kaspersky, Nod32 from Eset (support forum is here), Dr. Web etc.

    There are freeware solutions available too, but they aren't up to the level of licensed products. You can obtain free versions of:

    AVG - http://www.grisoft.com/doc/40/lng/us/tpl/tpl01
    Antivir - http://www.free-av.com/
    Avast - http://www.avast.com/eng/down_home.html
    Bit Defender - http://www.bitdefender.com/bd/site/products.php?p_id=24

    What Anti-Spy programs are you using?

    There are three great programs available for free:

    Spybot - http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
    Ad-Aware SE - http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/
    Microsoft Antispy - http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

    You can use all three of these, but only 1 Anti-Virus and Software Firewall. There is of course, many options that you may exercise once you gain experience, but this will give you a solid foundation ... and provide all the necessary protection.

    You can get Sun Java Here (free) -> http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

    To check the amount of RAM you have on board, right-click on "My Computer" and select properties, The General Tab will show you how much memory you have. (at the bottom)

    HTH,

    Steve
     
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  6. resa05

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    im not good with computers i want to say that first hand :) as far as the info on my computer im not sure how to even begin knowing what firewall i have ...sorry...antivirus ...i have avg free edition...adaware/lavasoft<<if that is any help as far as info! and Spyware...spybotsd13<<if thats helpful also...i dont know if i mentioned i had xp sp2 or not but there it is...
    Are you suggesting that I should download Zone Alarm as for a better Firewall?


    Anti-Virus is a personal choice, most products are very good. You wouldn't go wrong with Kaspersky, Nod32 from Eset (support forum is here), Dr. Web etc.

    As for that are suggesting I download more Anti-Virus Protection...I do have AVG Edition.

    Should I download addition Spyware to what I already have?
    As far as Java goes I'm in the process of gaining information on that in another forum...I haven't received any more replies on it at this time.
    Thank You Sincerely,
    Theresa
     
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    I forgot to mention the memory ......it says under that General tab....192 MB Ram....Is that good?
     
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    There is a link posted to the download of the latest version of sun java on the other thread you have discussing your java problem. or from here use the offline installation

    bigc
     
  10. resa05

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    I have already downloaded from Java.com whatever page it directed me to download I did. Please tell me I did not make a mistake. On your site that you presented, I wasn't able to find what I needed to download. pls get back with me.
    Thank You!!!
     
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    This page now that im writing on, above the taskbar it has a yellow explanation mark and says ...Done, but with errors on page...what does that mean... since i made that download ...my browsers seem to be opening a bit slower..is this normal...do i have enough memory ...or does this have nothing to do with memory?
     
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  12. snapdragin

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    Hi resa05, and welcome to the forum.

    I just noticed in your other thread located here: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=75240 where you said the following:
    Is it possible you are confusing Javacool's programs as being SunJava's? They are completely two different things. Javacool is the developer of several privacy programs, SpywareBlaster being one of them.

    The link you mentioned in your quote above about going to javacool.com would be the wrong link for SpywareBlaster. If it is SpywareBlaster that you are asking about, then you can find the download links for it here:

    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

    Also, while I understand that you are new to the forum and still learning your way around it, I would ask that you please do not open multiple new topics on the same questions, as this can create confusion for those that will reply to your thread.

    If you have another question unrelated to the existing thread, then find the correct forum and open a new topic about that subject.

    Take a little bit of time and familiarize yourself with the board's layout; read a few topics that look related to your questions, and once you've got an idea of how this forum works, you'll be able to ask the right questions in the correct forum and people will be able to help you better.

    Regards,

    snap
     
  13. resa05

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    I don't know anything about Java. I went to the www.java.com site. Whichever Java they had me download...I did. I dont know about sun java. But I know its called java (TM) platform...is that what i need to play my games on pogo.com?...Also since downloading java tm playform my computer seems to be running a bit slower.
    Thank You all.
    Still learning this site, please be patient with me if I post in the wrong area, Thanks again...............



    ....^^^^since writing that i have removed the java tm platform...and my computer is running faster and also....i can still play games that are supported by java...do i have another java on here that needs to be removed or updated? but the java applet itself is slow.
     
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  14. Bubba

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    I suggest you check out the below link found a Java.com concerning Pogo. If you have problems with their suggestions....feel free to post back here if you run into a snag.

    This Link---> Applet Application....Pogo Game Issues

    Regards,
    Bubba
     
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    I'm not haveing problem with any pogo sites. Thank You
     
  16. Bubba

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    Then what are you meaning when you asked earlier about Java and playing Games at pogo.com....or is that what you are doing now :doubt:
     
  17. resa05

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    well i was haveing problems in the beginning locateing java on my computer...i was haveing problems with my java (that was open and running) playing games at pogo....while java was running it would freeze and lock up...now that i have downloaded java offline it's working much better....i think i have resolved my java issues...i always have new threads out...if you'd like to help a new problem :) thanks again :)
     
  18. resa05

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    could someone post the 'image' of the settings on my computer that should be set for me to use the java properly?

    thanks :)
     
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