Java Runtime Environment??
I reformatted like 6 months ago and am pretty sure I never had anythings called "Java" on my computer before that (that was the first and only reformat I have done this far and this drive). However, I visited a website a few months ago and it said I had to download this thing called Java to view it. So I did, and now I have a Java icon in my Control Panel and these two entries in my add or remove programs window:
J2SE Runtime Enviroment 5.0 Update 4
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6
I think they may have caused me to get a few viruses, but I am not sure as they have of course been deleted for some time.
So, to my question: What is this Java nonsense and can I get rid of it??
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