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TAppy46 Java will not update
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Hi
I have Sun Java JRE 1.6x/6.x and says it needs update but when I click on the button for the solution it just stays there and does nothing...
I tried to scan 3 times now and it still does the same thing
Thanks
Pat

whip RE: Java will not update
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Last edited on 25th Nov, 2008 16:54
on 25th Nov, 2008 15:52, TAppy46 wrote:
Hi
I have Sun Java JRE 1.6x/6.x and says it needs update but when I click on the button for the solution it just stays there and does nothing...
I tried to scan 3 times now and it still does the same thing
Thanks
Pat


i think java jre needs to be uninstalled manually
but im not 100% shure
so im sorry if im wrong
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E.Jeppesen RE: Java will not update
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What you describe is a known issue that a lot of PSI and OSI-users will have heard of before. What makes updating Java different from most other programs is, that installing a new version does not automatically uninstall the old version. Thus, the PSI will keep informing you about the old version until they are uninstalled.

This means that each time you install a new and secure version of Java, the old and vulnerable version will still be on your system and get detected by the PSI. So even though you now have updated to the latest and secure version, you ALSO have the old and insecure version, which the PSI will inform you about.

The only way to get rid of old insecure Java installations is to uninstall them via "Add/Remove Programs" in Windows.

If the PSI does not by itself detect that the old version has been uninstalled, please do a complete system scan.
TAppy46 RE: Java will not update
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Thanks so much for the information.
I will uninstall all old versions
Pat
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Member 25th Nov, 2008 18:26
JavaRa is a good application to find old Java files or folders and remove them:
http://raproducts.org
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willjam513 RE: Java will not update
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Uninstall all old versions of JAVA JRE and then install the new one. JAVA does not uninstall old versions of the software when you do an update. Secunia sees the old versions even though you may have the latest version installed.

Bill
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TAppy46 RE: Java will not update
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I did that ...and it worked fine
thanks everyone
Pat
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