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fmetje Sun Java JRE 1.6.x/6.x
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I am still having problems getting the Sun Java to stop giving me a warning of a threat. I have installed and reinstalled over and over and still when I do the scan it won't come up as fixed. I have read many threads and don't find an explanation from Secunia that explains why we can't get this corrected. Any help would be appreciated. Until then I am going to have to just ignore it. Thanks!!

Maurice Joyce RE: Sun Java JRE 1.6.x/6.x
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JAVA PROBLEMS
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Can be used with Windows XP,Vista & Windows 7 - 32 & 64 Bit Systems.

[b]Windows works perfectly well without JAVA.On that basis,U can safely uninstall the lot via Control Panel>Add/Remove. If U change your mind later due to programme dependencies just install & test the latest version from the links provided below.


If U prefer to permanently retain JAVA (many users do) see below:

The following fix is for the more widely used 32 Bit system.(By default 64 Bit systems still use the 32 Bit Browser) Details for a 64 Bit Browser are in PART 3.

PART 1
AUTOMATIC UPDATING OF JAVA
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1. If U are using PSI version 1.9.0.2 have U tried the Auto Update feature supplied? If not, it is worth a go.
2. If using PSI 1.5.0.2 Go to Start>Control Panel>click on the JAVA icon>select the Update tab>click the Update Now button.

If these options are not available or do not work try this:

MANUAL UPDATING OF 32 BIT JAVA
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Click this link & select run from here:
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp (select 32 Bit)

To test your JAVA is working correctly use this test link:
http://java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml

As normal,reboot,carry out a full PSI scan & all should be in order. If not,go to Start>Control Panel>Add/Remove & uninstall ALL version of JAVA(TM),JRE,JSE or JDK that U can see EXCEPT for JAVA(TM) 6 Update 21.

Rescan. In the unlikely event of a vulnerability still showing scroll down to PART 2


OPTIONAL EXTRA'S AFTER UPDATING BY WHATEVER METHOD
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1. Go to Control Panel>JAVA icon>Update Tab and take the tick (check mark) out of box marked "Check for updates auto ....." (This will prevent a Java updater notification from starting each time U switch on your PC - PSI is already doing this job for U)

2. If U prefer not to have the JAVA icon in the System Tray when in use, open the Advanced Tab>look for Miscellaneous>click the + sign & then remove the tick from clearly marked box.

3. U may also wish to speed up your browser by clearing out the JAVA cache & permanently lowering the quota allocation. If U are unsure how to do this post back for more information.

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PART 2

Use the method below as a last resort.

CLEARING OUT OLD JAVA DROSS (32 Bit)
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If U have completed all the above actions & still have a problem it is because the new JAVA uninstaller only removes the previous version. U could still have very old JAVA dross on your system. Try this:

1.Install or double check U have the latest JAVA version (Currently Version 6 Update 21)from here:

http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp (select 32 Bit)

2.This tool will remove all the old dross except for the version U have just installed. Click here:

http://raproducts.org/

*This link takes U to the site - select the Windows Binary (zip) option.
*This will lead U to Sourceforge.net to download it.
*Save the download to desktop.
*Activate the desktop zip icon which exposes the JAVARA EXE file. Click it
*Select RUN when asked.
*Select your language.
*The tool will now appear on the desktop - select REMOVE OLDER VERSIONS
*Once complete select ADDITIONAL TASKS - tick all boxes & activate.
*Right click on the desktop JAVARA zip file & delete it.

3.To test your JAVA is working correctly use this test link: http://java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml

PART 3

a.If U have, but do not use your 64 Bit Browser, there is no requirement for Java 64 Bit to be installed.If already installed it can safely be removed via Control Panel>Add/Remove (64 Bit versions are clearly marked 64 if U have any)

b.To update this version click here: http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp (select 64 Bit)

c.U can use the 32 Bit browser to install the 64 Bit version.

If this post has solved your problem could you please select the ACCEPT option. This will lock the thread and stop you & I from receiving unnecessary update emails.


Version 6 17:29 08/07/2010


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zembkow RE: Sun Java JRE 1.6.x/6.x
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I am having the same problem, with the same attempts at a solution. However, after many tries to apply the solution, I am now getting a message that says: "Error applying transforms. Verify that the specified transform paths are valid." I get this same message when I try to delete Java.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Sun Java JRE 1.6.x/6.x
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U need to check this:

http://www.java.com/en/download/help/error_applyin...

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Maurice Joyce RE: Sun Java JRE 1.6.x/6.x
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Where are U getting the alerts - are they listed under the INSECURE tab?

If so, what is the path indicated by PSI?

FINDING A VULNERABILITY FILE PATH
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To locate the exact file that the Secunia PSI has detected, use or switch to the ADVANCED interface, then :

1 Click on the + sign of the programme to "expand' it.
2 Click on Technical Details in the Toolbox to see the installation path of the detected file. (Copy (CTRL+C) & paste (CTRL+V) the Installation Path of the file back to the Forum if U are unsure what to do next.

Revision 2

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rocker59 RE: Sun Java JRE 1.6.x/6.x
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I had the problem of not being able to get rid of the same problem you are having with java. I used the test your java is working link in Maurice Joyce's reply-

To test your JAVA is working correctly use this test link:
http://java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml

After scaning my computer to search for the version installed it then gave my the option of downloading the Recommended Version 6 Update 21. After updating this way problem is now been solved. Don't know why Secunia wasn't able to download this version of java?

Alan.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Sun Java JRE 1.6.x/6.x
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Alan,
JAVA(TM) 6 Update 21 is a bug & cosmetic fix.

JAVA(TM) 6 Update 20 is a secure version therefore unless Secunia have changed their procedures it will not auto update JAVA until it becomes vulnerable again.

That said, Update 21 should being showing as secure in PSI.

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coco999 RE: Sun Java JRE 1.6.x/6.x
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Many thanks for your advice - I think I'm clear of this nuisance now
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woxof97 RE: Sun Java JRE 1.6.x/6.x
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I just loaded update 21, restarted the computer, rescanned and it still shows as a threat. What am I doing wrong?
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Maurice Joyce RE: Sun Java JRE 1.6.x/6.x
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woxof97

U need to through my long post above line by line. It will fix Java.

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