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Update Java and you may get annoying McAfee scanner too

Robert McMillan | March 24, 2011
Windows users who install the latest Java security patches may end up with a little more security than they bargained for, at least that's the risk they take if they don't pay close attention to the installation process.

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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