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09 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Question about Java and other Add-ons.

I have just downloaded an update for Java and I see that in Manage Add-ons there are two lines for Java Helper (See screen shot below) One is disabled the other is enabled. So what is the difference between SSV Helper and 2 SSV Helper please. Do I need both? I have had a look in Google but can;t seem to find an answer.

I also notice that above there are two more enabled add-ons; research and discuss. Does anyone know what these are please?

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09 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

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09 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

Thank you for that roncerr.

Can anyone help with the Java question please?
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10 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Judesman View Post
...Can anyone help with the Java question...
You could just uninstall Java and both plugins, then reinstall Java. If you don't know for sure that you need Java, just don't reinstall it. (It's not the same as Javascript, which is part of the browser and is required by most websites. If you leave it uninstalled you won't have to worry about keeping up with its frequent security updates.)
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10 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 64 bit

Hello Roncerr, I have been having a trawl around Google and I think I will just leave it all well alone. I just wondered what the differece is between SSV Helper and 2 SSV Helper.

Thanks for your help.
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10 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

I have the same thing. I'm guessing that one is 32bit and the other is 64bit. When I downloaded mine it said if I had both 32 and 64 bit browsers. that I need both.

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11 Mar 2012   #7
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

These are both added by Java 7 as well, They are both IE BHO's (Browser Helper Objects). They are needed to view java web content with IE. They are "normal", and required if you are going to use java and IE.

A new light-weight browser helper object, jp2ssv.dll, has been added
which performs the registry key redirection done by the old ssv.dll as
well as the cleanup of old Java Plug-Ins out of the Mozilla plugins
directory. It redirects all of the static and family CLSIDs to the new
Java Plug-In's jp2iexp.dll, and this code has been modified to deal
with arbitrary CLSIDs coming in for instantiation. More work is needed
to provide full SSV support in the new plugin. An associated broker
process, jp2ssvbroker.exe, has been added which elevates to either
medium or high integrity to help with this work, depending on the kind
of work needed. Shared code from the old ssv.dll has been placed in
the ssv_common directory; more refactorings between the old and the
new SSV DLLs will be done in a subsequent putback.

A small custom launcher, jp2launcher.exe, has been added for Windows
Vista which is registered as a broker process by the installer on this
platform. This launcher performs the necessary argument validation to
prevent other IE plugins from escaping the low integrity sandbox, and
then executes javaw.exe.

The installer has been modified to register all of the above new DLLs
and executables in the appropriate ways, and to unregister them during
uninstallation. Currently if the new plugin is the default, then
during installation it will register jp2ssv.dll as a browser helper
object and unregister ssv.dll. Once the Java Control Panel work for
switching between the old and new plugins is done, both of these
browser helper objects will be registered simultaneously, and one or
the other will be disabled depending on the toggle value in the
control panel.

Note this is from September 18th 2007, so these are not at all new.

A Guy
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11 Mar 2012   #8

Windows 7 64 bit

Thanks A Guy and 5Clint7. I have enabled both and I will leave it that way. I don't look in Manage Add-ons very often and had not noticed these before but I am sure they have been there for years.
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