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Nikilet Updating Java
Member 27th Jan, 2012 19:00
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I have been having a script error. Forum advised me to open Java and check for updates, and then to run Secunia PSI. Of course, I have been running PSI for quite some time.

I opened Java and to my surprise there was an update. So why didn't Secunia update it? It is selected for auto update through Secunia. But then, Java itself is supposed to auto update. Can anyone help with this?

ddmarshall RE: Updating Java
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Difficult to say as you give no information about versions but the last Java 6 and 7 updates were not security updates so Secunia PSI would not auto-install them.

How often have you got Java set to check for updates? If you don't run as Administrator, the update may fail.

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taffy078 RE: Updating Java
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Hi there. Something similar happened to me. When I checked the scan results it showed that the auto-update had failed and that I needed to update it manually.

Which program/version have you got (eg Sun? version 6.0.290.11?) and which one are you being told to update to? Also which OS have you got? XP/Win7?

BTW - There are many threads re Java. This seems to happen a lot!!

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Nikilet RE: Updating Java
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Trying to answer the replies posted. I had Java(TM) 6 Update 29; now that I manually updated I have Java(TM) Update 30.

I have selected to run the auto update for Java once weekly. I use my administrator's account always.

I have Windows Vista Home Premium SP3.

Secunia did not indicate that any update had failed.

I have a game through Shockwave that I've had for a while and it has always worked fine. Suddenly it will not open with a script error. I've tried un- and reinstalling and same error. Even after updating the Java, same error.
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ddmarshall RE: Updating Java
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There are no security updates in 6 Update 30; so PSI would not try to install it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_version_history

I don't know why the Java automatic updater didn't work. Have you checked that jusched.exe is running in Task Manager?

I don't think there's any connection between Shockwave and Java. The forums you were looking at may be confusing Java and Javascript.

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