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by: slamina April 22, 2013 1:05 PM PDT

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Java? and other programs I may not need

by slamina - 4/22/13 1:05 PM

I just got my computer back up and running and I seem to be using alot of resources. My 1st question pertains to Java. I have no idea what it is. I'm not aquainted well to programs. I do not play games or do anything more than browse, use facebook and alittle networking and selling. Do I need Java and if I do, should I remove the one I have and update?
I have 3 updates in my control panel and only one was installed in 2013. Other 2 were in 2012. I don't seem to have the actual program but just updates.
Last but not least, is there anyone who could help out a poor lost soul to figure out what running and non running programs I don't need? Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Win/7 home, service pack 1
HP-Pavilion s5414y x64 based PC
AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 215 processor, 2700 Mhz, 2 cores, 2 logical processors
BIOS- Phoenix Technologies, LTD 5.55, 12/8/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.5
4.00 GB (RAM)
2.15 GB available Memory
5.66 available GB virtual memory

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