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Windows 7: removing previous versions of Java

12 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
removing previous versions of Java

Secunia tells me I have redundant and insecure previous versions of Java on my Windows 7 premium 64 bit system.

How do I get rid of these? I do not see them in the Add/remove programs. I downloaded something called "javara" and ran it but after it "uninstalled" older versions of java, Secunia says they are still there.

What to do?

Please ignore. Unlike my previous experience in XP, when I updated to the latest version of Sun Java, this time the previous versions were removed!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate

Hi, Anderson2.

It took over three years for the promised update to Java to finally remove itself when updating to the next version instead of leaving the prior (vulnerable) version behind and the computer in jeopardy.

By running JavaRa, you successfully removed the leftover bits from older versions of JRE. From JRE 6u10 onward, the previous versions are removed with the update.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 May 2010   #3

Windows 7

Yes, so I found out. Incredible that they would have skipped such a basic and essential step.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate

Unfortunately, it wasn't a matter of skipping that step. The seriousness of the vulnerability to the Virtumundo infection was brought to their attention in 2005, at which time Sun Microsystems agreed to address the issue. Sadly, they hadn't said it would take over three years to do so!
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