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October 6, 2004 4:08:34 PM

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i need to install an active x control called java from sun microsystems to
use a particular website. Is it safe to download and install this?, would
it cause any problems on my pc? I am using xp home by the way.

Any advice much appreciated.

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Anonymous
October 6, 2004 4:08:35 PM

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Yes, it is safe to download the Sun Microsystems ActiveX control.

Free Software - Java Software for the desktop
http://java.com/en/index.jsp

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...

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"Andy" wrote:

| I need to install an active x control called java from sun microsystems to
| use a particular website. Is it safe to download and install this?, would
| it cause any problems on my pc? I am using xp home by the way.
|
| Any advice much appreciated.
Anonymous
October 6, 2004 4:08:36 PM

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Make sure you check the ActiveX signed and the cert is good before you
download if you concert about the security.

Robert Gu

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This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
news:o kAo%23$5qEHA.3520@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Yes, it is safe to download the Sun Microsystems ActiveX control.
>
> Free Software - Java Software for the desktop
> http://java.com/en/index.jsp
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
>
> Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Andy" wrote:
>
> | I need to install an active x control called java from sun microsystems
> to
> | use a particular website. Is it safe to download and install this?,
> would
> | it cause any problems on my pc? I am using xp home by the way.
> |
> | Any advice much appreciated.
>
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Anonymous
October 6, 2004 8:57:01 PM

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Come on. Give the guy a break. From the tenor of his post I seriously doubt
that he'll know what a "cert" is and how to tell if it's good or not.

Kurtz


"Robert Gu [MSFT]" <robertg@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Make sure you check the ActiveX signed and the cert is good before you
> download if you concert about the security.
>
> Robert Gu
>
> --
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights
>
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
> news:o kAo%23$5qEHA.3520@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> > Yes, it is safe to download the Sun Microsystems ActiveX control.
> >
> > Free Software - Java Software for the desktop
> > http://java.com/en/index.jsp
> >
> > --
> > Carey Frisch
> > Microsoft MVP
> > Windows XP - Shell/User
> >
> > Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> >
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------
> >
> > "Andy" wrote:
> >
> > | I need to install an active x control called java from sun
microsystems
> > to
> > | use a particular website. Is it safe to download and install this?,
> > would
> > | it cause any problems on my pc? I am using xp home by the way.
> > |
> > | Any advice much appreciated.
> >
>
>
October 7, 2004 2:01:29 AM

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run mozilla.org firefox browser. does not support that
dangerous activex.



>-----Original Message-----
>Come on. Give the guy a break. From the tenor of his post
I seriously doubt
>that he'll know what a "cert" is and how to tell if it's
good or not.
>
>Kurtz
>
>
>"Robert Gu [MSFT]" <robertg@online.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:e%23uWKr8qEHA.324@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> Make sure you check the ActiveX signed and the cert is
good before you
>> download if you concert about the security.
>>
>> Robert Gu
>>
>> --
>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
confers no
>> rights
>>
>> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in
message
>> news:o kAo%23$5qEHA.3520@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> > Yes, it is safe to download the Sun Microsystems
ActiveX control.
>> >
>> > Free Software - Java Software for the desktop
>> > http://java.com/en/index.jsp
>> >
>> > --
>> > Carey Frisch
>> > Microsoft MVP
>> > Windows XP - Shell/User
>> >
>> > Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
>> >
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
>> >
>>
>>
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>> >
>> > "Andy" wrote:
>> >
>> > | I need to install an active x control called java
from sun
>microsystems
>> > to
>> > | use a particular website. Is it safe to download
and install this?,
>> > would
>> > | it cause any problems on my pc? I am using xp home
by the way.
>> > |
>> > | Any advice much appreciated.
>> >
>>
>>
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