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#1 BlackCurrent

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:27 PM

While attempting to update Java 7 to update 40 I got an "Invalid Configuration File Syntax" pop-up containing some HTML which I recognised as coming from Norton DNS. Turns out Norton DNS is blocking this URL:

 

http://javadl-esd.sun.com/update/1.7.0/1.7.0_40-b43.xml

 

Or more precisely, it's blocked javadl-esd.sun.com. To see why, go here:

 

http://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=javadl-esd.sun.com

 

Seems like a false positive but still, can't help but be a little on guard. I googled it but I don't see (or can't find) any references to this particular problem which seems odd - Norton DNS is quite popular so surely more people would have run into this?

 

Anyone else run into this problem?

 

 

 



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 04:55 PM

Not many of our members use Norton products.

You may want to check with other users at the Norton Community forums.

BTW, Java is commonly used in business environments and many VPN providers still use it but for the average user its really not necessary to install.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:55 PM

Thanks QuietMan, unfortunately I need the JRE for some apps I use. I managed to resolve the issue by downloading and installing the offline version of the Java installer from Oracle's web site. It seems the Java update utility (jusched.exe) downloads the online version if it detects a newer version is available. The offline installer in turn connects to various online resources to download the rest of the package, one of which is blocked by Norton DNS.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 12:57 AM

Hi -

This may be one way to get aroumd Norton blocking downloads. I use it quite often ....

How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus

 

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 07:22 AM

Thanks Noknojon, that's a very handy reference but I probably should have been a little clearer ... I don't use any Norton antivirus software products, just the DNS (see here). I could have reconfigured my router temporarily to use another DNS but seemed like a hassle. My antivirus software (Avast!) had no problem with the Java updates.



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 07:57 AM

I managed to resolve the issue by downloading and installing the offline version of the Java installer from Oracle's web site.

That's what I always do and recommend to others.

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