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Manually uninstalling Java 6. Is this pop-up normal?


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#1 Daniel00

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:45 PM

Avast was telling me to update Java 6, but when I did, it said it was outdated and that I needed to uninstall it, and get Java 7. I went to the Java website and it was going to uninstall it for me, but it says that I have the latest version of Java. I checked my programs and I have both Java 7 and 6. So I'm manually uninstalling Java 6 and when after clicking yes to "are you sure you want to uninstall Java6?" I get a window that asks:

 

"Do you want to allow the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to this computer?"

 

Program name: C:\Windows\Installer\60a2.msi

Publisher:          Unknown

File origin:         Hard drive on this computer

 

Is it okay to click yes, or this some kind of virus or malware.

 

If anyone can help thanks.



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 04:03 PM

I've done extensive searches on the process name, it is not a known malware variant.

 

Please upload a sample to www.virustotal.com for analysis, it will give you an immediate result with a high level of accuracy.

 

I suspect it is a safe file though.



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 04:38 PM

Well...I'm curious as to what specific steps you are/have taken to "manually uninstall it".

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:18 PM

If you don't need or use Java I recommend just uninstalling it altogether.

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#5 Daniel00

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:23 PM

Thanks for the replies.

 

I've done extensive searches on the process name, it is not a known malware variant.

 

Please upload a sample to www.virustotal.com for analysis, it will give you an immediate result with a high level of accuracy.

 

I suspect it is a safe file though.

I'm sorry but how do I upload a sample of it?

 

Well...I'm curious as to what specific steps you are/have taken to "manually uninstall it".

 

Louis

Maybe I used the wrong term but the java site said that if you don't use java uninstaller you can manually uninstall it by going into start>control panel>programs>uninstall programs. That's the only thing I've done to get the window asking about the unknown publisher.

 

If you don't need or use Java I recommend just uninstalling it altogether.

Using Java is an unnecessary security risk...especially using older versions which have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system.

 

I like to use Adobe Creative Suite. Would that be a problem without Java?



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:27 PM


I'm sorry but how do I upload a sample of it?

go to www.virustotal.com

 

press the choose file button in the middle of the screen

 

select the file on your machine

 

click scan it.



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 12:56 AM

 

"Do you want to allow the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to this computer?"

 

Program name: C:\Windows\Installer\60a2.msi

Publisher:          Unknown

File origin:         Hard drive on this computer

 

Is it okay to click yes, or this some kind of virus or malware.

 

 

YOU SEE THIS?

fnsaz9.png

 

Its not a virus or malware

 


Why does the "Unknown Publisher" message appear during the uninstall of a digitally signed package?

When a package is installed, Windows caches the MSI by placing it in the Windows\installer folder. During this process, all the unnecessary information (including the digital signature) is removed in order to decrease the size of the file. When an uninstall is launched from "Add or Remove programs" or through the Uninstall shortcut, Windows Installer uses the cached MSI. Since this file doesn't have a digital signature, the "Unknown Publisher" message will be showed. A solution for this is to make sure the user can uninstall the package only by launching the original file.

 

Source

http://www.advancedinstaller.com/user-guide/faq-misc.html

 

 

 

C:\Windows\Installer\60a2.msi would be a reference to When a package is installed, Windows caches the MSI by placing it in the Windows\installer folder.

 

BUTDuring this process, all the unnecessary information (including the digital signature) is removed in order to decrease the size of the file

 

Unknown Since this file doesn't have a digital signature, the "Unknown Publisher" message will be showed


Edited by NickAu1, 05 March 2014 - 09:25 PM.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 11:25 PM

You can change a lot of stuff clicking on the java icon in control panel.


Edited by technonymous, 06 March 2014 - 06:31 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 01:26 AM

Sorry cant help my self.

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