The most common JAVA problems can be resolved by uninstalling and reinstalling JAVA. Please review the steps below with the final step being downloading the trading platform. In this case, Straits Direct is the final product: Ø Go to Start->Control Panel->Java. If you don't see a Java icon on Windows 7/Vista you can search for it from the Control Panel's top right search box; on XP you should switch to Classic Mode from the left panel in order to see the Java icon.
Ø In the Java Control Panel, under Temporary Internet Files, click on the Settings button.
Make sure you have the checkbox for Keep temporary files on my computer checked and that you have enough storage reserved for the Java cache (typically > 200 MB). Ø
Clear the Java cache by pressing the "Delete Files" button. Ø
Go to Start (Windows button), select Run (under Windows 7 or Vista you could just start typing where is says "Search programs and files
") and enter the following command “%appdata%
You should see a folder called “STF” - please delete it. Ø
Go to the following link in order to download and install STF: http://direct.straitsfinancial.com/STF/launch.jsp.