I was just reading a post at MalwareBytes Labs titled Cross-platform Malware Adwind Infects Mac by Thomas Reed about the Adwind Remore Access Tool (RAT) which reminded me I had wanted to remove JAVA from my Mac as it represents a security risk. A quick DuckDuckGo search led me to How to uninstall Java in Mac OS X at dotTech which offered concise instructions for how to remove both the runtime and the jdk.
Go ahead. Do it. You’ll feel smart after using the Terminal.