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Windows 7: "Java Auto Updater" driving me crazy...?

25 Mar 2011   #11
brady

 

Here's the problem with Java Updates. An active script can prompt for an unauthorized "java update". This can be prompted by a plethora of malware entries. Autoupdating when Java prompts, especially after surfing the web is not generally recommended. I suggest updating manually through Java website.


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17 Jan 2012   #12
anniebrb

windows 7
 
 

youllbelost completely solved the problem. Followed his solution, and auto update remained unchecked.
He said the following:
This is occurring because you dont have the required privileges Java needs.

GoTo>
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\javacpl.exe
...right click > run with admin privileges.

Uncheck java update > Apply>Ok.

YBL

Thanks so much YBL!
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26 Mar 2013   #13
Ziggy1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by youllbelost View Post
This is occurring because you dont have the required privileges Java needs.

GoTo>
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\javacpl.exe
...right click > run with admin privileges.

Uncheck java update > Apply>Ok.

YBL

Bang on, thanks for the post, I know it's old, but thats what forums are good for.... I've been clicking Yes (Robotically) to that friggin updater everyday for a year I bet, and finally today after restarting (for another reason) it cam eup and I said to myself...ok that's it, there has to be something wrong here...
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06 Jun 2013   #14
Ambivian

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Java updates daily

I am trying to do this, but javacpl.exe is not there. I have chosen every application I can see and selected open as Admin yet the box still remains checked when I try to uncheck it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by youllbelost View Post
This is occurring because you dont have the required privileges Java needs.

GoTo>
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\javacpl.exe
...right click > run with admin privileges.

Uncheck java update > Apply>Ok.

YBL
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24 Aug 2013   #15
SoundEngineer

Essex
 
 

I've just signed up to this forum for the sole purpose of saying thanks for sorting this problem that's been driving me mad!

Just like Ziggy1, I've been robotically clicking ok or cancel on that stupid dialog for a year or so!
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08 Aug 2014   #16
joeflood

Vista 64
 
 

Hard to find Java Updater on control panel in Vista. It was under <View Additional Options> <32 bit control panel items>. However, it would not open.

The requisite file was under C:\Program Files(x86)\Java\jre7\bin\javacpl.exe. Once again, it would not run, as admin or any other way.
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08 Aug 2014   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
There is such a thing as a bogus update prompt,
I wouldn't be surprised of a corruption existing because Oracle is on a quarterly update schedule,
Making Java one of the most insecure add-ons to have around,
If uninstalling and re-installing doesn't fix the issue possibly you should do without it,
use Chrome which has the junkware built in,
http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/remove_olderversions.xml
http://www.java.com/en/download/help/uninstall_java.xml

Temp files delete,
Run this as administrator and Start the scanner,
Shut your machine down after it finishes,
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/
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08 Aug 2014   #18
joeflood

Vista 64
 
 

Thanks very much for that very rapid response. When I try to uninstall "java 7 update 60" I get

explorer.exe application error. The instruction at 0x0603ee80 referenced memory at 0x0603ee80 The memory could not be overwritten.

Does this mean my memory is bad?

JF

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
There is such a thing as a bogus update prompt,
I wouldn't be surprised of a corruption existing because Oracle is on a quarterly update schedule,
Making Java one of the most insecure add-ons to have around,
If uninstalling and re-installing doesn't fix the issue possibly you should do without it,
use Chrome which has the junkware built in,
http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/remove_olderversions.xml
http://www.java.com/en/download/help/uninstall_java.xml

Temp files delete,
Run this as administrator and Start the scanner,
Shut your machine down after it finishes,
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/
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08 Aug 2014   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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