Forum Thread: two instances of java detected by PSI when only one exists.

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xteri two instances of java detected by PSI when only one exists.
Member 18th Oct, 2012 03:24
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After updating Java from vers 7 update 7 to vers 7 update 9 PSI detects 2 instances of java.exe, one at C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin and the other instance at C:\Progra~1\Java\jre7\bin. Of course, this is the same location....confirmed by R clicking & selecting open folder.

Another strange thing I noticed was that the first time I looked it was detecting two different versions (the new & the old) and calling one a "zombie installation"

Just checked a second machine (both machines WinXP Pro, btw) and was able to copy the screens:

Detected Instances:
C:\PROGRA~1\Java\jre7\bin\java.exe, version 7.0.90.5
C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\java.exe, version 7.0.70.10

You can double click this row for additional information and options.
(did that):
C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\java.exe 7.0.70.10 Patched Very limited Zombie Installation 1350080092
C:\PROGRA~1\Java\jre7\bin\java.exe 7.0.90.5 Patched - Actual Installation

Asking PSI to re-scan the program results in the 'Zombie installation disappearing:

C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\java.exe 7.0.90.5 Patched - Actual Installation 1350522748
C:\PROGRA~1\Java\jre7\bin\java.exe 7.0.90.5 Patched - Actual Installation

Incidentally the 10 digit number is invisible when I copy but it appears when i paste here, decided to leave it in case anyone finds it of use.

So, can anyone tell me why PSI is detecting two java's?

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Secunia Official 18th Oct, 2012 13:24
Which version of the PSI do you use? If you are using PSI 2.x have you performed a full system scan? Or have you double clicked the Java entry and only scanned that specific program?

In case you have not done so already, please do a full system scan and let us know if that brings your Secunia System Score back to 100%.
xteri RE: two instances of java detected by PSI when only one exists.
Member 19th Oct, 2012 01:52
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Last edited on 19th Oct, 2012 01:58
Yes, I am using PSI 2.0.0.4003 Doing a full scan does correct the problem, you were right I was just scanning the program.

And, sorry I wasn't clear, the security score was 100% before the full scan as well as after.

Thank you for help & quick response. I am grateful to all the people like yourself who are generous with their time & help. (I notice a "Maurice Joyce" who also fits this description.)

One other anomaly - and this does not concern PSI - this java update removed the "Java" icon in the control panel - this happened on all four WinXP Pro machines (2 Dells, 2 IBMs) that were updated to Java 7.090.5. I was wondering if anybody else had this experience?

If yes, please join this discussion:
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/10/critical-java-p...

(btw a work around is to use a Shortcut to "C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\javacpl.cpl")



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