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The H Update Check - Closed until further notice

There is a serious vulnerability in Java that can expose computers to great risk. Therefore, The H has decided not to recommend that users install Java; in fact we recommend that you uninstall Java as soon as possible or at least disable it in the browser. You can check if your browser has Java enabled with this test page.

Unfortunately, The H Update Check uses Java to find version numbers for installed programs on your PC and without Java enabled, it is impossible to run the check. At The H, we think it would be a bad idea at this time, to encourage users to install Java. Therefore we have disabled the Update Check.

An alternative would be to use the Secunia Personal Software Inspector which is free, runs locally on users' PCs, recognises far more software than the online version and actively helps update installed software.

See also:


  • July's Community Calendar

The H Open

The H Security

The H Developer

The H Internet Toolkit