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secunia spots old Java

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  1. tzack

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    Re: Windows xp: A Secunia PSI scan turned up 3 previous versions of Sun Java's JRE 1.5. Do I need to uninstall these vulnerable versions? If so, how? :cool:
     
  2. NeonFx

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    Updating Java

    • First uninstall the old versions through Add/Remove Programs:
    • Press the windows key and the R key at the same time
      (The windows key is usually located two to the left of the space bar and is labeled with a windows logo)
    • A dialog box will Open. Type appwiz.cpl and press enter
    • This will take you to Add/Remove Programs
      (Optionally you can locate Add/Remove Programs through the control panel)
    • Locate and uninstall all versions of java on your computer. Below are some examples of what these entries will look like:

      Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4
      Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2_06
      J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 1
      J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6
      J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 11
      Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 6
      Java(TM) 6 Update 5
    • You uninstall by selecting the program and then clicking the button labeled Remove or Uninstall
    • After the old versions are uninstalled, download and install the newest version:
    • Download the latest version of Java from here.
     
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    NeonFx Malware Specialist

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    NOTE: JavaRa is ON HOLD.

    You can remove Java 6 Update 7 from Add/Remove programs as i instructed above after using JavaRa to remove everything else.

    The newest version is JRE 6 Update 10
     
  5. hewee

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    Wow that is to bad. Something so new and works great to be put on hold.
     
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