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Java updates for Windows also install McAfee security scanner

Robert McMillan | March 24, 2011
Oracle is now bundling McAfee's scanning tool with Java security patches, with the option to install the scanner checked on by default

The group that polices software vendors -- StopBadware.org -- says that while McAfee and Oracle could do a better job of notifying users about the installation, the scanner is definitely not badware.

"It sounds like it's annoying; it doesn't sound evil," said StopBadware's executive director, Maxim Weinstein. "Even though something like this may not be hidden in a nefarious way, it would be nice from a user standpoint to give them something a little clearer."

 

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