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#1 Layback Bear

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 11:19 AM

Kaspersky internet security indicates that I have a security risk with Java. Should I remove the older versions. Java 6 update 6 and 7. I hope this is the proper place.

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 11:22 AM

Remove the old versions. They serve no useful purpose after they are updated. I always uninstall old version before I update.
And reading your question reminds me that I have to update my java, so that's what I will do right now.

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 11:26 AM

Thank you for getting back so soon. I will get rid of them now.

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 11:50 AM

Unlike other applications that will overwrite their older versions when they update, java does not leaving the older versions.

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 12:32 PM

Java's web site is not a lot of help. I removed the old ones and ran kaspersky agin. Things are well again.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 05:46 PM

I cannot download Java. I did a search on "java" and came up with about 50 applications. Afraid to just start deleting. tryed to delete the last one and a picture came up with "choose what program to use to open this file." couldn't open it or delete it. Sure need some help as I can't open my favorite Jigzone.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 06:07 PM

I cannot download Java. I did a search on "java" and came up with about 50 applications. Afraid to just start deleting. tryed to delete the last one and a picture came up with "choose what program to use to open this file." couldn't open it or delete it. Sure need some help as I can't open my favorite Jigzone.


sherwood87 - better to start your own thread about your problem than hijack this thread of Layback Bear. That said here's a link to verify your java Verify Your Java Version and if that does not resolve your issue start a new thread.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 06:07 PM

FWIW: Current version is Java 6, Update12.

Download at http://www.java.com/en/download/installed....;os_version=5.1

I uninstalled the previous version then did the updated install...no problems.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 06:11 PM

This begs the question, why does Java therefore leave it's old versions there after an update? If it's not needed then why don't they just perform an uninstall before the new install?

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 06:20 PM

FWIW: There are any number of programs that purport to be able to do what you describe...but the Windows registry is full of small bits of data which indicate that these things are not necessarily as simple as you might think.

The more complex the program, the more likely that a removal tool of some sort may be needed...in order to uninstall and then update. Examples are Symantec apps, Nero, and others which don't readily come to mind (because I don't use them).

I feel gratified that Java uninstalls via Add/Remove Programs properly.

Additional info: Those updates come about for Java often because someone has figured out a way to launch/utilize malware exploits/attacks on the older versions. Follows the pattern for updates that Windows does, IMO.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 07:07 AM

...I feel gratified that Java uninstalls via Add/Remove Programs properly....
Louis

I agree and am also grateful that Java can be removed easily and properly with ADD/REMOVE Programs. Nice to not have to get yet another removal tool to clean up.
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