If you uninstall Java you will be significantly safer than if you don't, but is that really the answer? After all, you may need to use Java to run some important piece of software. Or Minecraft.
The Java attacks that everyone is talking about are varied but occur when the victim browses an infected website. You can increase your computer's security massively by disabling Java in the browser, rather than throwing the baby out with the bathwater and ditching Java entirely.
Here's how you do it.
1. Open the Windows Control Panel and select the Java section.
2. Click on the Security tab.
3. Untick the option called 'Enable Java content in the browser' and click OK.
|3. Untick the option called 'Enable Java content in the browser'|