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Forum Thread: Java Console 6.x (extension for Firefox)

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amazon13 Java Console 6.x (extension for Firefox)
Member 28th Mar, 2011 23:01
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This is the only item that I see in my Secunia (PSI) Programs list and it states that it has been patched. If that is the case then why doesn't it work properly, and it hasn't for quite some time in the last four previous versions of Firefox. I'm trying to use get Java to work properly, but I can't. Since Oracle bought Sun Java, it hasn't worked properly on Vista since I've had for the past two years. Nothing on Oracles site is explained very clearly and they ask you to send them feed back and file logs but doesn't provide the most important thing, where to send them for them to inspect the log files.

Although I have tried to install the newest versions of Java from Oracles web site unsuccessfully, I've been informed that the reason for this error is unknown even to them. "Error 1723 is an Install Shield error code. It indicates that the installation process has failed. The exact reason for this error is not known at this time." Even though this Java Console 6.x (extension for Firefox) is indicated as being installed and up to date on my computer, pages that I visit where Java is required, it doesn't work. Java nor javascript works.

I'm at my wit's end with this problem and really don't want to be bothered with it any more. The problem is it seems that you need Java on sites like your bank or credit card sites and this has become very vexing to me! I no longer see the Java JRE version located in the program files listed in Secunia and I'm unable to install it on my computer running Vista due to the above error 1723. I have the option to automatically update checked in Secunia therefore it updates when ever they become available. Java is installed on my computer but it's not being recognized as such, Version 6 Update 24 (build 1.6.0_24-b07). If you ask me Oracle has screwed up Java because I've had problems with it ever since they took over this program!


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Maurice Joyce RE: Java Console 6.x (extension for Firefox)
Handling Contributor 28th Mar, 2011 23:31
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Can U tell me exactly what bits of JAVA PSI reports as installed?

The current stable version of PSI is 2.0.0.3001. If unsure which version U have right click on the Tasktray Icon & select About.

The download link to update is here:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal...

FINDING A FILE PATH

From the DASHBOARD page click on SCAN RESULTS.

1. This will list all your programmes with a + to the left of each one.
2. Click the + sign next to the item that U want help with.
3. This will reveal the path under DETECTED INSTANCES.
4. Highlight it then copy (CTRL+C) then paste (CTRL+V)) that path back to the Forum.
OR THIS METHOD WHICH GIVES A HELPER MORE INFORMATION
4a Below DETECTED INSTANCES you will see You can double click this row for additional information & options>double click it>a box will appear>click TROUBLESHOOT REPORT>Now highlight the information revealed from START to END & copy it (CTRL+C) then post it to the Forum (CTRL+V)

The end result U post to the Forum should look like this:
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Program Name:
Apple iTunes 10.x

Security State:
Insecure

Download Link:
http://appldnld.apple.com/iTunes10/061-9638.201103...

Instances Found:
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe, version: 10.1.2.17

Last System Scan (localtime):
3. Mar 2011, 16:47

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3

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Update 9 09:33 13/03/2011





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Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
HP Intel Pentium i7
IE 11 for Windows 7 SP1
16GB RAM
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amazon13 RE: Java Console 6.x (extension for Firefox)
Member 29th Mar, 2011 02:20
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C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0021-ABCDEF FEDCBA}\install.rdf, version 6.0.21

Current version of Secunia is version 2.0.0.1003.

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p_noot RE: Java Console 6.x (extension for Firefox)
Member 29th Mar, 2011 02:35
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@Amazon13:

If it is not a Secunia PSI problem,
the following links are helpful I hope:

http://www.javafixer.org/error-1723.php

http://www.javafixer.org/fix.php


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amazon13 RE: Java Console 6.x (extension for Firefox)
Member 29th Mar, 2011 03:21
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Thanks, but I'm not looking for any new software to buy.

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p_noot RE: Java Console 6.x (extension for Firefox)
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@AMAZON13

There is no need to buy software.

The free version can be helpful to
examine the register for irregularities
regarding Java.

The free version shows more detailed
register info then for instance CCleaner.

I understand you have the latest PSI version
2.0.0.3001, so it is not a Secunia PSI problem.

(Typo? Do you really mean version 2.0.0.1003?
If so, you should update to Secunia PSI version
2.0.0.3001 first.)

Have you checked Windows Installer?

If you can rule out a Windows Installer
bug then the problem is most likely
caused by Java.

If that is the case, you can run the
free version to look for clues in the
register about what is wrong with Java.

I hope this is helpful for you.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Java Console 6.x (extension for Firefox)
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@Amazon13
To protect my mailbox I will unsubscribe from this thread. I will look in to check progress so if U require more help from me just ask.

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Anthony Wells RE: Java Console 6.x (extension for Firefox)
Expert Contributor 29th Mar, 2011 16:13
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Hello Amazon13 ,

Some general points :-

1)Javascript and Java are not at all the same thing ; to see if Javascript is enabled in Ff go ->Tools->Options->Content and look if the correct [] box is ticked ..

2)Java Console is a Ff extension and not essential for Java itself ; where you see it is the correct default location .

3)Java JRE has two Ff plug-ins which are essential :-

a)Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U24 6.0.240.7 and b)Java Deployment Toolkit 6.0.240.7 .

If they are installed they can be seen in Ff go Tools->Add-ons-> select extensions and/or plug-ins .

In the PSI (latest version 2.00.3001) they are displayed alphabetically in the Scan Results page as J(ava) for the Console and S(un) for the JRE .; similarly in XP the only display in Control Panel's "Add/Remove" is Java(TM) Platform SE 6 and I can find it in C:\ProgramFiles\Java\JRE6\...

You say you have the Console correctly displayed by the PSI according to the pathway you posted .

Which OS are you using ??

Which version of Firefox are you using ?? Which other browsers ??

Is Javascript "enabled" ??

Can you find/see displayed the JRE6 plug-ins in any of the locations I have mentioned ??

Anthony

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amazon13 RE: Java Console 6.x (extension for Firefox)
Member 29th Mar, 2011 17:11
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Hi Anthony,

Thanks for the information, I downloaded the Windows Installation Cleaner and ran that and was able to remove the older versions of Java that just wouldn't bulge as far as allowing me to uninstall them. There were three that kept giving me error messages when ever I would try to remove them through the usual windows and other channels of removing or uninstalling programs. I was successful in doing so and was able to finally install the newest Java Console 6.x (extension for Firefox).

To answer your questions though, I'm running Windows Vista Premium, Firefox 4.0 and yes Yes javascript is enabled and I can see displayed the JRE6 plug-ins in all of the locations you have mentioned. Secunia only found the one version of JRE6 plug-in for Firefox and nothing else on my computer, now I'll go to a web site and see if this fixed my problem. Thank you for your help and you have a nice day!

Amazon13

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Anthony Wells RE: Java Console 6.x (extension for Firefox)
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Last edited on 29th Mar, 2011 17:29
Hi again ,

Good to hear ;)) thanks for getting back .

I successfully advised using the Windows Installer Clean Up utility on another thread (over the weekend) and it was top of my list of possibilities to unlock the problem ; be aware that it is very powerful so take care you only select your problem programme .

Google Chrome browser has a separate/different installer for Java which may not be affected ; for future reference .

EDIT ; the single display of one Java plug-in by the PSI is correct (removes clutter )!!

Take care

Anthony

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p_noot RE: Java Console 6.x (extension for Firefox)
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Last edited on 30th Mar, 2011 02:07
Hi all,

There is an alternative and much easier way
to install/uninstall opensource software
without the problems described in this
thread, and it is for free.

It is called NPACKD and you can find it here:

https://code.google.com/p/windows-package-manager

The softwarelibrary already contains more
than 200 applications.

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