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Is this a legitimate update?
« on: September 06, 2012, 01:42:23 PM »
I keep getting a popup window "A program needs your permission to continue.  If you started this program, continue.

jucheck.exe
Oracle America, Inc.

It has the little cup of coffee icon.

I didn't start this update, but maybe it's automatic.  I'm cautious about these updates having been fooled once before.

How do I know if this is ok?

Also, what's the name of that program which checks your computer to see if all programs are fully updated?  I think it's the little Scotty dog one?  I had it but my son removed it, and I'd like to get it back.


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Re: Is this a legitimate update?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012, 03:32:00 PM »
jucheck.exe is the Java Update checker:  http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/jucheck.xml

The coffee cup icon you describe is Java's



As for the program version checker, perhaps you are referring to Secunia?  http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/online/
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Re: Is this a legitimate update?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2012, 03:50:01 PM »
Hi, Daisy.

The "Scotty Dog" is WinPatrol:  http://www.winpatrol.com/

Considering the severe vulnerabilities in Oracle Java lately, you may not even need it on your computer.  Please see Do You Need Java?


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Re: Is this a legitimate update?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2012, 10:05:40 PM »
Thank you both.

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Re: Is this a legitimate update?
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2012, 10:36:44 PM »
You're welcome. 

Smart move to ask when in doubt!  :thumbsup:


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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2012, 10:39:30 PM »
Word  :D
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