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Windows 7: Win7 security and Java/Firefox issues


30 Oct 2009   #1

Win7 64 bit
 
 
Win7 security and Java/Firefox issues

OK, I need a solution to this or its going to drive me crazy.

Everytime I open Firefox or open a new Firefox window, Windows 7 security and steps in with a User Control dialog box asking:

"Do you want the following program to make changes to this computer?

Java (TM) SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 16
Verified Publisher: Sun Microsystems
File Origin: Hard Drive on this computer"

Now when this was most recently a XP x64 computer I never got this. I just updated to Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and now this notice comes up all the time. The security level specified in Windows in the same for both OS's.

Now I also recently upgraded to Windows 7 (32 bit) from Vista on my laptop, and I don't have this problem/issue on it? I, so far, have not found any differences in the settings between the 2 computers. I even made sure I had the most recent Java version and certificate to ensure that wasn't causing the problem.

WHY is this happening? Why is it happening on the desktop (upgraded from XP 64) and not on the laptop (upgraded from Vista 32)?

This is a major annoyance. Can anyone help?


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30 Oct 2009   #2
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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30 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LotusMan View Post
...Now when this was most recently a XP x64 computer I never got this...
You never got it, because Windows XP does not have UAC...
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30 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LotusMan View Post
OK, I need a solution to this or its going to drive me crazy.

Everytime I open Firefox or open a new Firefox window, Windows 7 security and steps in with a User Control dialog box asking:

"Do you want the following program to make changes to this computer?

Java (TM) SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 16
Verified Publisher: Sun Microsystems
File Origin: Hard Drive on this computer"

Now when this was most recently a XP x64 computer I never got this. I just updated to Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and now this notice comes up all the time. The security level specified in Windows in the same for both OS's.

Now I also recently upgraded to Windows 7 (32 bit) from Vista on my laptop, and I don't have this problem/issue on it? I, so far, have not found any differences in the settings between the 2 computers. I even made sure I had the most recent Java version and certificate to ensure that wasn't causing the problem.

WHY is this happening? Why is it happening on the desktop (upgraded from XP 64) and not on the laptop (upgraded from Vista 32)?

This is a major annoyance. Can anyone help?
It looks like it is save to install Java, after the install you should not have any problems restarting firefox.
I am not an expert, but I installed Java many times, including updates, and never got any problems.

Have a nice day!

zx81
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31 Oct 2009   #5

Win7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LotusMan View Post
...Now when this was most recently a XP x64 computer I never got this...
You never got it, because Windows XP does not have UAC...

But, as I said, I never got it on my Vista laptop, and don't get it on that laptop after it was upgraded to Windows 7. Why does this happen on the Wndows 7 desktop upgraded from XP x64, and not on the Windows 7 laptop (upgraded fron Vista)? I don't believe it is any intent of anyone at MS, Sun ir Mozilla that this UAC pop-up interrogation occur every time you open a new Firefox page. Some unintended issue is causing this in particular Windows 7 installation. I really would like to find out what it is to get rid of this annoying behavior.
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31 Oct 2009   #6

Win7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zx81 View Post
It looks like it is save to install Java, after the install you should not have any problems restarting firefox.
I am not an expert, but I installed Java many times, including updates, and never got any problems.

Have a nice day!

Hi. I've installed Java many time as well and never got this problem before. I don't believe it has anything to do with saving a Java install. But just to be sure, I'll re-install Java.
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31 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Are both x64? It appears the one on the desktop is x64 and the laptop is x86, correct? That may account for the difference in behavior from Java.
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