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Uninstalling Java

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Slavic, Jan 18, 2013.

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  1. Slavic

    Slavic Thread Starter

    Jan 18, 2013
    Hello. Amidst all this news of vulnerabilities in java I've decided that I'm going to uninstall it from my computer since I never need it. I successfully uninstalled one of the versions of it, but when trying to uninstall the other (version 6 update 20) a user account control window pops up asking if I would like to allow a program from an unverified publisher to make changes to my computer. This did not happen when uninstalling the other version; its popup window said it was a verified publisher. I just thought that this was odd and was wondering if it's something I should be concerned about or if a should go ahead with the uninstall.

    The name of the program in question is listed as C:\Windows\Installer\704356.msi. This is probably not a big deal but I'm being very cautious with everything on my computer as it's recently recovered from a nasty virus.

    Also, I'm running Windows 7 64-bit in case that's relevant.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. captainron276


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    To help us help you,please use the TSG System Info tool to let Tech's know the specs of your computer: http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe Copy and paste the results here in your thread. You can use the TSG Info to fill in your computer information in your user profile as well.

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  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    JavaRa 2.1

  4. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    You must allow the uninstaller to run if you want to remove it.
  5. DaveBurnett

    DaveBurnett Account Closed

    Nov 11, 2002
    It DOES need to ask you as it needs Admin permissions. But do restart after un-installing it.
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