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Is Java safe?

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While the Java programming language and software is safe to use, applications that are made with the Java language are not always safe to install. Individual discretion is necessary when installing or running an application that utilizes the Java language.

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Some technology experts recommend disabling the Java feature on Web browsers to prevent a computer from downloading or running a virus by mistake. Oracle, the developer and distributor of Java, recommends that users always upgrade to the latest version of Java to maximize the stability and security of Java applications. Java has more than 9 million developers as of 2014.

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