When installing Java, there are a few things you should consider, especially regarding security.... Now picture a browser with multiple plugins – Java, Flash, PDF reader, Quick Time, Real Player (I’m sure some people still have that installed), and more – and you’ll see just how much plugins increase your attack surface.

Each plugin must be updated separately using its own update manager.

The application is periodically updated to support any Web browser changes and/or innovations.

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After hiding and checking for new updates several times, Silverlight doesn't appear anymore.

The next time a new version will be out, it will reappear though.

I don’t mean the extensions that you install in your browser – I mean those plugins that any web page can take advantage of, like Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, and Oracle’s Java. It called the Java plugin from a web page and loaded a special Java applet that exploited a Java bug, gaining access to the system.

Some readers found my comments encouraging people to uninstall Java if they don’t use it Oracle’s Java runtime software is required to run Java applets on websites and desktop software written in the Java programming language. I’ll also tell you what you can do to help protect yourself. Having Java installed increases your attack surface.

I don't want to do that manually so I wrote a WSH js, save as WUA_x Silverlight.js: .........

this displays all the available updates, so even in windows 7 on a domain computer it will show you that windows 10 is waiting and in windows 10 it displays optional updates like for drivers.

You may think that the same "update" appears over and over again, but it's not. As I don't need Silverlight (or more precisely the Silverlight plugin for my webbrowsers) I chose to hide the "update" (which is actually not an update as Silverlight is not installed).

So, you disable the update notifications for Microsoft products (not Windows) and you don't get update notifications for Silverlight or any other Microsoft product.

Data annotations are applied to the data class to specify display and validation behavior.

Word clouds or Tag clouds are visual images made up of words from various sources.

Find a security hole in Flash and you’re able to compromise nearly every browser on the planet – Internet Explorer on Windows, Safari on a Mac, Firefox on Linux – you can run wild.