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can "J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6" be removed from my laptop

Mary63 asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I have the following program on my new windows xp system:   "J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6".    I receive Java Add-on's and ActiveX Controls.  I am not a programmer, but a computer novice and assume I will have no need for such items.   Can I remove this program ?  
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The Java runtime is required for any sort of Java application.
Java is used alot in websites so I'd not recommend removing it as without it there will be alot of websites that prompt you to install Java or just won't work.



Are Java Plug-ins that appear under ActiveX Controls safe ?  Should I delete them ?
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