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Forum Thread: unable to locate file to delete

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drdio unable to locate file to delete
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I keep getting an insecure notice about SunJava 1.4.2.0 located in C:\Program Files\THQ\Disney\Cars\_jvm\bin\eula.dll. I uninstalled the program which was a game my kids play. I used JaVaRa and removed all old versions of SunJava I could. Any ideas on how to remove the file? Or, do I ignore it?

Thanks for any ideas, D.

Maurice Joyce RE: unable to locate file to delete
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To locate the exact file that the Secunia PSI has detected, please follow there guidelines using the
ADVANCED interface:
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* Click on the + sign of the programme to “expand’ it.
* Click on Technical Details in the Toolbox to see the installation path of the detected file.
* Remember the installation path and close down the menu.
* Click Open Folder and locate the detected file.

Once U find the file again RIGHT click & select delete.

Reboot & all should be fixed.


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Bob_Primak RE: unable to locate file to delete
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This is yet another example of "junk files" which are often left behind when a poorly-designed uninstaller is run. For Windows programs, I use the freeware Revo Uninstaller. It uses a four-step process which catches a lot of the junk left behind by the programs' own uninstallers and cleans it up. Download Revo Uninstaller at:

http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_fr...

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puget1 RE: unable to locate file to delete
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hi! Bob I too am spreading the word about revo. It is better than sex.

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wr RE: unable to locate file to delete
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I too am helping to spread the word about Revouninstaller but I really would question that it's better than sex.
wr

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puget1 RE: unable to locate file to delete
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It is if you have ever been in the registry trying to track down a problem of an incomplete uninstall. The relief from creating a new paper weight is very up lifting.

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Maurice Joyce RE: unable to locate file to delete
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@puget1 & wr.
Being a pensioner I am not sure who is correct on a certain subject!! I hope U are both having a nice weekend.

REVO UNINSTALLER

Although not part of the original thread I think Bob is correct in recommending REVO as an alternative Uninstaller but he does clearly caveat his advice with the words "it catches A LOT of leftover junk files".

I use the mobile version of REVO which I prefer to the embedded Windows add/remove. When fixing friends PC's I am very careful in explaining,particularly to a novice users,that REVO is an alternative tool. It is not a magic tool that will kill all ills associated with hard to remove programmes nor, in some instances, does it clean out the registry which I believe is currently being implied in some threads.

The only way I know to completely remove an unwanted intruder from a PC is edit the registry. This can be painfully slow & HIGHLY DANGEROUS unless U have the necessary skill.

REVO is certainly my first choice to remove "normal" programmes no longer required using the advanced mode.

It is not necessarily my first choice if I am clearing known insecurities or getting rid of Cripple Ware,Bloat Ware & Crap Ware installed with OEM versions of Windows.

Read & used correctly this little tool will not only identifies & removes unwanted dross from OEM Windows but also explains why it is dross. This is vital to a novice who will quickly learn that U do not need Adobe Reader to read PDF documents rather a PDF reader like Foxit.

http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/home

When it comes to identified insecurities I prefer to try specialist uninstallers first, for example:

Norton Products - http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf...

The dreaded Adobe Flash - http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?ext...

Subject to a few more tests it also looks like Sun JAVA is finally going to include some sort of Uninstaller.


Bob's excellent advice does need promoting but I believe his original caveat should remain. It is an excellent free tool but is not a magic remedy for all problems.

CCleaner also requires promotion as does the often forgot reboot after any alterations to the OS. The registry cleaning element of this programme has a fairly safe track record and used after any uninstall should aid any clear out of leftover dross.

http://www.ccleaner.com/

As a throwaway on my part, Bob also promotes the correct setting up of the security settings in Adobe Flash. Real excellent advice. Not sure if U have both set yours up but your settings are here: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en...
Easy to do once U read what each tab offers before altering the Flash default settings.


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puget1 RE: unable to locate file to delete
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Last edited on 15th Mar, 2009 15:57
Having now just catching on to some free installations of registry cleaners. I have a payed for one. As far as Foxit goes my problem is, running both MS office 2007 and open office3.0, that when SENDING in open office 3.0 pdf will not respond to Foxit. Instead it goes blank and I then convert Doc. to MS and go from there. Therefore, I am not sure what the conflicts are and knowing that there are different affiliations with different companies as to what they will support. I am assuming that "open office" is affiliated with Adobe. That is the conflict/dilemma. Adobe was the premier pdf company for a long time.
Decrapifier, as I had it explained can be very dangerous in that when you have a pc with pre-installs from manufacture, can be dangerous. You really can't tell what and how they are linked with in the os itself. Therefore, you run the risk of voiding the whole system.
Norton's removal tool is very specific in its wording :that it is for Norton installs and was my very problem in trying to remove it. This is how I got to revo. The rest is covered by my payed program.

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Maurice Joyce RE: unable to locate file to delete
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U have raised a very interesting point with Foxit/Open office org.

I will dig around to see if I can find anything.

I also endorse your view on decrapifier hence my wording "read & used correctly". At least this programme does make U aware that addons by OEM's are not vital for PC enjoyment but removal must be controlled.

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puget1 RE: unable to locate file to delete
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Last edited on 15th Mar, 2009 17:37
ANY ASSISTANCE would be greatly appreciated!!!. As I remember, I actually tried removing all Adobe items but when I went to use open office psssst. So I had to re-install. More than 1/2 of my documents are on open office and at times I get competing/conflict between open and Microsoft office at times. Thanks again

So,by drdio on 21st Feb, 2009 19:56 I hope we haven't digressed too much but you can see how much ERRRRRRRRR fun this is . Not sure if you have updated to java 6 update 11 stable or newest 12 as there is a lot of problems with the install of 6 update 12 in the forum. Luck hope this all makes sense.

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