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Oracle's Java installer also installs shovelware for you

Pat Farrell
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Interesting article on ZDnet about how Oracle is trying to make money from Java by installing commercial products from other companies when you install Java.

http://www.zdnet.com/a-close-look-at-how-oracle-installs-deceptive-software-with-java-updates-7000010038/

"Summary: Oracle's Java plugin for browsers is a notoriously insecure product. Over the past 18 months, the company has released 11 updates, six of them containing critical security fixes. With each update, Java actively tries to install unwanted software. Here's what it does, and why it has to stop."
 
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