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Forum Thread: Java in other than ProgramFiles/Java directory

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Adobe Systems
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 12.x

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MedDoc Java in other than ProgramFiles/Java directory
Member 30th Aug, 2011 13:59
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First of all, I hate it when programs keep their own copy of Java!

PSI [1.5.0.2] today flagged an unsuspected copy of Java 1.6x in my Docs&Settings/AllUsers/AppDate/Adobe/CS5/ jre directory.

A Java update will only update the ProgramFiles/Java copy, so I have replaced the entire contents of [...]/CS5/jre with the files in ProgramFiles/Java/jre7, thinking that that would solve the problem.

Unfortunately PSI still flags the Adobe/CS5/jre set as unchanged and unsafe.

I have no idea how to tackle this. The same jre7 files are not flagged in the ProgFiles/Java directory, so why are they still unsafe in Adobe/CS5/jre?

Any advice would be much appreciated!

Anthony Wells RE: Java in other than ProgramFiles/Java directory
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Hi ,

Have you since rebooted and run a full PSI scan ??

If the problem persists , please post the TroubleShoot report , as per :-

http://secunia.com/products/consumer/psi/faq/#q18

Take care

Anthony


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MedDoc RE: Java in other than ProgramFiles/Java directory
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Yes Anthony, did that. No effect. And my PSI 1.5 does not have a Troubleshooting option.

Desperate times, desperate measures.

I zipped the entire CS5/jre/ folder into a safety copy and deleted the original.
Secunia: "Java 6 "[threat] has been removed"

Then copied the jre7 folder from the ProgFiles/Java dir.
Secunia: "Java 7 [patched] has been installed"

Renaming the folder jre7 to jre, after all. we do want Adobe to find it, confused Secunia:
"Java 7 [patched] has been removed"

Just to be sure I did a full scan: "No threats found".

All that remains is the interesting question: will PS CS5 still function? So far it appears to work normally.

Problem solved.

But I hate it when programs keep their own secret (and often outdated) copy of java!

John

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Maurice Joyce RE: Java in other than ProgramFiles/Java directory
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John,
Looks like you have resolved your own problem.. I will lock this thread for U in a couple of hours unless U post back asking for it to be left open.

This will prevent U from receiving update emails from Forum "tag on" posts & spammers.

Secunia Support can always reopen threads by applying by email to: support@secunia.com




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MedDoc RE: Java in other than ProgramFiles/Java directory
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Feel free to lock this thread, Maurice. PS CS5 is still working and does not complain at all so I assume the problem has indeed been solved.

Thanks.

John
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