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aaloneft java.exe
Member 21st Jun, 2013 06:19
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Just updated to the latest JDK 6. Why is java.exe shown as "updating" and why does it stay like that forever?
Thanks for any help.

mogs RE: java.exe
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Last edited on 21st Jun, 2013 07:45

It could be that you have other previous/older versions of Java still present.
If you go to Control Panel...Add/Remove look for any Java entries Except the latest update....remove/delete them, and then carry out a full scan....that should fix it.


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Maurice Joyce RE: java.exe
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I am surprised PSI is trying to update JAVA 6. As far as I can see it is End of Life.


Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
HP Intel Pentium i7
IE 11 for Windows 7 SP1
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omniplex RE: java.exe
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It's an odd situation. Registered users of Oracle products supporting or requiring Java 6 can get JRE 6u51-b11. For these customers with a paid support id. (a registration without support id. isn't good enough, I tested it) Java 6 is still alive and kicking.

Other users (excluding stubborn folks like me) should have been upgraded to Java 7 in spring, for these folks the last public Java 6 update (6u45-b06) is arguably "end of live". But we know that there were several security fixes in 6u51 and in the current Java 7, therefore 6u45 is actually "insecure" for most users, not only "obsolete".

Some Windows 2000 users might be at 6u45 based on a patched installer, because the normal installer didn't support Windows 2000 for about a year. Oddly PSI didn't detect this variant on my (virtual) Windows 2000 machine; just in case I submitted it. After all PSI can identify the 6u45 java.exe on Windows 7, it should also find it on Windows 2000.
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aaloneft RE: java.exe
Member 24th Jun, 2013 15:49
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Thanks for your comments and for the other users as well.
To this date, 3 days later, Secunia 3.0 still says updating!
Oracle's SQL Developer says "SQL Developer supports a minimum java version of 1.6.0_04 to a maximum java version less than 1.7." and it is for this that I need JDK 6. I can only suppose that Secunia's rules consider Java 6 and insecure and only deleting these executables will consider PC updated.
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