Do you want the application “java” to accept incoming network connections?

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  1. Tom_from_myspace macrumors newbie

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    So im like new to this whole macbook thingy and this

    "Do you want the application “java” to accept incoming network connections?" pop up with a "Allow and a "Deny" button. I pressed allow cause i didn't know what it was! was that the right choice? should i of pressed deny? idk just recently i found out that my firewall was off so i recently turn it on. idk what type of software i have, i haven't updated it yet since i got the mac in the summer of 2012. Sorry i get super paranoid when it comes to my computer, i mean i don't want some man watching me through my computer...
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Do you have the Java System Preference pane and have auto updates turned on?
     
  3. Tom_from_myspace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I looked inside my system Preference but the "JAVA" icon is nowhere to be found.
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Then try one these applications at MacUpdate.com search on Trojans and scan your system.
     
  5. Tom_from_myspace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    done, found no threats. scan with sophos anti-virus...im guess its just my paranoia?
     

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