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Forum Thread: Sun Java 1.6.x / 6.x

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fastbobby Sun Java 1.6.x / 6.x
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After I have downloaded and saved the solution for the Sun Java 1.6.x / 6.x vulnerability and rerun Secunia PSI, I still get the message from Secunia PSI that Sun Java 1.6.x / 6.x is a security threat. Am I doing something wrong?

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taffy078 RE: Sun Java 1.6.x / 6.x
Contributor 8th May, 2010 07:11
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The old version is probably still there. Did you uninstal it first?
If you did, did you remember to close all programs that were using Java, including Secunia?

You can either wait for a technical guy to reply or use "search to find the answer in the meantime. There are lots of threads on this problem.

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wr RE: Sun Java 1.6.x / 6.x
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Hi fastbobby

Here is a post by Maurice Joyce who is a Dedicated Contributor
& frequent poster here on the Forum. This should help you solve your Java(tm) problem(s). I suggest you read through this post completely to familiarize
yourself with the information provided.

"PART 1

STANDARD UPDATING OF JAVA
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Can be used with Windows XP,Vista & Windows 7 - 32 & 64 Bit Systems.

If U have but do not use a 64 Bit Browser there is no requirement for Java 64 to be installed.If already installed it can safely be removed via Control Panel>Add/Remove.

JAVA now use an Uninstaller as part of the install process. This makes updating very easy using this method.

1. 32 Bit Systems.

A.Go to Start>Control Panel>click on the JAVA icon>select the Update tab>click the Update Now button.
OR
B. Click this link:
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp (select 32 Bit)


1A. [64 Bit Systems.
Click on this link:
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp (select 64 Bit)

Both 32 & 64 Bit downloads are available. Download/install them one at a time.

Notes:

U can use the 32 Bit browser to install the 64 Bit version.

To test your JAVA 32 Bit is working correctly use this test link:
http://java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml

As normal,reboot,carry out a full PSI scan & all should be in order.

Secunia monitors both JAVA 32 & 64 Bit versions.

OPTIONAL EXTRA'S AFTER UPDATING
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

1. Go to Control Panel>JAVA icon>Update Tab and take the tick out of box marked "Check for updates auto ....." (This will prevent a Java updater notification from starting each time U switch on your PC - PSI is already doing this job for U)

2. If U prefer not to have the JAVA icon in the System Tray when in use, open the Advanced Tab>look for Miscellaneous>click the + sign & then remove the tick from clearly marked box.

3. U may also wish to speed up your browser by clearing out the JAVA cache & permanently lowering the quota allocation. If U are unsure how to do this post back for more information.



++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


PART 2

CLEARING OUT OLD JAVA DROSS (32 Bit)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If U have completed Part 1 & still have a problem it is because the new JAVA uninstaller only removes the previous version. U could still have very old JAVA dross on your system. Try this:

1.Install or double check U have the latest JAVA version (Currently Version 6 Update 20)from here:

http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp (select 32 Bit)

http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp (select 64 Bit)


2.This tool will remove all the old dross except for the version U have just installed. Click here:

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.To test your JAVA is working correctly use this test link: http://java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml

Hope this helps.

Regards, wr


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thedillpickl RE: Sun Java 1.6.x / 6.x
Contributor 8th May, 2010 07:25
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Last edited on 8th May, 2010 07:30
Hi fastbobby;

Open "Control Panel", click on "Java", click on the "Update" tab, click on the "Update Now" button (bottom right). Java will lead you through the update process. In PSI do a full scan. Does this solve the problem?


regards;

Fred


p.s. @wr, sorry, I didn't mean to repeat the same info.

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