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Terry Clarke Java
Member 16th Sep, 2009 10:51
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Having run a PSI scan it tells me i have an unsecure programe ie Sun Java JRE 1.6.x/6.x. Then after trying to apply solution by using Java download it fails to install and an error screen appears `ERROR 25099 UNZIPPING CORE FILES FAILED`. Can anyone help PLEASE

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Maurice Joyce RE: Java
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Terry,
This error is under investigation by Java - see this
http://java.com/en/download/help/error_25099.xml

In the meantime you could try my solution:

JAVA have recently included an Uninstaller as part of the install process.

It works very well but ONLY removes the previous version.

To ensure U have no previous dross from very old versions on your PC & to make updating easier for the future I would recommend:

1.Install or double check U have the latest JAVA version (Currently Version 6 Update 15 - version 16 is also on offer on some update sites but not required )from here:
http://www.java.com/en/

Once the update is complete go to Control Panel>JAVA icon>Update Tab and take the tick out of box marked "Check for updates auto ....." (This will prevent a an unnecessary file from starting each time U switch on your PC - PSI is already doing this job for U)


2. Now remove all the old dross from older versions.

The tool will remove all old versions, any useless files from previous installs except for the version U have just installed

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.Future Updating Of JAVA.

Now U have cleared the dross future updating is easy. All U will need to do is:

Go to Start>Control Panel>click on the JAVA icon>select the Update tab>click the Update Now button.

Once the update is complete go to Control Panel>JAVA icon>Update Tab and take the tick out of box marked "Check for updates auto ....." (This will prevent a an unnecessary file from starting each time U switch on your PC - PSI is already doing this job for U)

By using this recommended method the previous version will be automatically uninstalled & U are guaranteed to get the correct version for your OS.



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Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
HP Intel Pentium i7
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Terry Clarke RE: Java
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Maurice
thank you for your response to my problem with java update error warning 25099. I have tried your suggestions but unfortunately they do not cure the problem, i still get the error code warning when trying to install update.You state in your reply for me to go to Control Panel and look for the Java update icon, but for some reason i do not have this showing in the control panel.My system is Packard Bell Intel Pentium 4, Windows XP Home SP3. Java installed is Java (TM)6 update 7.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Java
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Last edited on 22nd Sep, 2009 22:36
Are U still getting an insecurity notification from PSI?

If so, manually delete the file PSI points to. If U see any more folders or files that are clearly JAVA delete them as well.

If installed correctly JAVA puts an icon in the Control Panel. Clearly you have remnants of an old version that is preventing the reinstall.





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Terry Clarke RE: Java
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Last edited on 23rd Sep, 2009 00:01
Maurice
Once again thank you for your advice. Yes i still am getting insecurity notification from PSI.I have removed the Java installed via `Add And Remove`and then tried to install latest java but still get Error 25099.I then had to use system restore to get the Java i had back.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Java
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Last edited on 23rd Sep, 2009 00:09
Terry,
Have U got a JAVA icon in Control Panel now?

After U uninstalled via add/remove did U run a complete PSI rescan?

I assume U are using PSI in the advanced mode?

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Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
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Mcd73165 RE: Java
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Terry, delete the Java folder at C:\Program Files\Java (if it still exists) and then try to reinstall Java. In my case I also deleted the Java folder at C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Sun. These folders will be created again once Java is reinstalled. Good luck.
Mark
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Terry Clarke RE: Java
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Maurice and Mark
Thanks so much with both your inputs with regards my Java problems. I have now installed Java( TM )6update 16,but cannot fully uninstall java (TM)6 update 7. When i now try to remove it via add or remove i get error message Add or Remove Programes-Error applying Transforms.Verify that the specific transform paths are valid.I really do not understand and am getting very frustrated with the who;e thing HELP PLEASE!!!

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Mcd73165 RE: Java
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Last edited on 25th Sep, 2009 01:43
Terry, download the JavaRa Windows Binary (.zip file) tool from here: http://raproducts.org/. Run the tool and see if it will remove the old Java files. There are probably only remnants of the old version left causing it not to uninstall properly. Hope this helps.
Mark
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Anthony Wells RE: Java
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Last edited on 25th Sep, 2009 17:42
Excuse my joining in ; this link refers to your "transformer" problem :-

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

Out of curiosity , what is the installation path to the one you cannot budge ??

Oh , if you read their Java "uninstall" instructions (in the link) , they mention trying the Windows Installer Clean-Up Utilility . Have you tried it ??

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Terry Clarke RE: Java
Member 26th Sep, 2009 00:25
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Maurice, Mark and Anthony thank you all for your contributions in helping me to rectify the problems i was having with Java. I now have Java installed fully and having used Windows Installer Clean-up Utility have finally got rid of the Java 6 update 7. I also now have a 100% secunia system score. THANKS

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Anthony Wells RE: Java
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Hello Terry ,

Pleased to hear you got there in the end ; thank you for letting us know.

Take care
Anthony

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Mcd73165 RE: Java
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Hi, Terry. Glad to hear that all is well with you now. It's a real good feeling that you get when you finally resolve these problems.
Mark
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