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McAfee blocking Java Update

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#1 Nawtheasta


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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:36 AM

Win 7, 64 Desktop
I try and always update Java whenever I get the little Icon showing that an update is available. I notice one this morning so I clinked on it to run. McAfee immediately blocked the update service from connecting.Didn't ask if I wanted to, just blocked it. I then get a permission box asking Always allow, allow once or block for a Java related link.
My SAP is to always block unless I am 100% sure of safety.
Has an update come through that McAfee is not been made aware of yet (?) or could this have been a fake update icon trying to trick me into getting infected. How can I tell??
Thanks in advance

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:13 AM

The last update for Java Runtime Environment 7 Update 5 was released 06/12/12. Java 7 Update Release Notes

If using JRE 6, Update 33 was also released at the same time.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:11 PM

If it looks like you need to update and McAfee is blocking the auto updater, you can try going to java.com and download the update file manually. I would recommend updating to java 7 release 5, but if you have java 6, release 33 is fine. Make sure you update to one or the other though; java 6 release 32 and java 7 release 4 both had security vulnerabilities that were being exploited in the wild.

If you want to upgrade to java 7 but you have java 6, I would recommend uninstalling java 6 and then install java 7.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:25 PM

Posted with the permission of Maurice Naggar - MS-MVP (Oct 2002 - Sept 2010)

Try an Off line install version -

Make sure your Add-or-Remove Programs no longer showed any older Java runtime (prior to Java v 7/5 ).
Logoff and Restart fresh.
Get and run JavaRa
Download --and Save to your Desktop -- JavaRa.Zip from this site: =>>
•Unzip the download. This will create a new Folder, JavaRa on your Desktop.
•Double click this new Folder to open it, and double click the file within: JavaRa to execute the program.
•Click the button: Remove Older Versions.
•Agree to the cleanup operation by clicking Yes. After a moment, a notice will appear that a log file has been produced.
Click OK. Close the Notepad view that opens.
•Click the button: Other Tasks. Choose these options:
Remove Useless JRE Files
Remove Startup Entry
Remove JavaRa Logfile

•Click Go. When it finishes, click OK to close the panel, and then Exit the program.
•Delete the download, and the unzipped folder and all contents.
Logoff & Restart once more (just to be safer ). Oh, yes, make sure all your browsers are closed at this point.

When all ready, RUN the new Java 7/5 setup file.

Edited by noknojon, 12 July 2012 - 12:01 AM.

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