Warning: using Screencast-O-Matic may leave your system vulnerable to hackers.

Many YouTube users are using a “Screencast-O-Matic”, a screen recorder which works in the web browser and on the desktop.

Unlike Ezvid, Screencast-O-Matic is not free.. it costs $15/year for the full version.

But this isn’t the real problem. The real problem is that Screencast-O-Matic relys on Java, which is a plugin for Windows which will allow hackers to easily take control of your computer and steal your personal information:

So. Here is what we recommend.

1. Immediately uninstall Java. Here is how to uninstall.

2. If you like using screencast-o-matic, wait until they release a new version which does not require Java. You might want to sign up for their mailing list.

3. In the meantime, try Ezvid to record your screen instead!

Elizabeth Maartens
Posted by: Elizabeth Maartens