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    Hi all,

    This may be the wrong forum to post my question, so I trust the Mod(s) will move it to the right one.

    I did a Secunia vulnerability scan and it showed that Java (1.5 & 1.6) was insecure. I tried Add\Remove Programs and was unsuccessful. I tried CCleaner, EZClean and JV16 Power Tools and JavaRa, all to no avail: Ditto with M$ Installer Cleanup.

    When I did a "Search", there were 93 Java entries; but after using the M$ Cleanup, there were only 78 entries.

    When I searched the Registry, I hit F3 over 200 times and never made it out of HKCR\CLSID before I gave up.

    Ideally, I'd like to remove everything Java related and start from scratch.

    How do I do this?

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    can you go back to a previous restore point??

    or have a look at this
    Repair Registry or system32/config with Bart's PE

    perhaps not a great solution, because you will remove far more than java,
    but its all i could think of. a useful link nonetheless.

    much luck
    :p I still have my "L" plates on...... directions and explanations are far more help than blaring your Horn! :p Watching:CS106a on YouTube \Reading The Art & Science of Java by Eric S Roberts

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    Hi sonny,

    Going back to a previous Restore Point is, well, pointless. :p I'm not having a system wide problem: I'm just trying to annihilate Java so I can install afresh. I'm familiar with BartPE, but it's not what I'm looking for.

    Thank you for taking the time to answer me, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpChris View Post
    When I did a "Search", there were 93 Java entries; but after using the M$ Cleanup, there were only 78 entries.
    Windows search? And what you mean by 78 entries, search results?

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    Hi Eranga,

    You know, Start | Search | All Files and Folders? Java was everywhere, including, but not limited to: .pf, layout.ini, Sys32, Administrator, All Users, jpChris, Default User, and . . . (forgive me for not listing the other 70 some odd places [too much brain damage] but there were multiple listings in the ones I mentioned above). Also, not to mention, either, the bazillion entries in the Registry.

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    That cannot happen, unless someone does a rubbish thing in your PC. Only possibilities to have Java files are in installation folders as well as, in any other locations you've save them.

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    Since you are really want to do a fresh installation we'll do this.

    First of all please backup all your Java files which you've written. Then can you check on Add/Remove Programs for installations. Did you remove them? After that delete all the installation paths manually. Sometime Java folder remain as it is with some backups.

    After that search the folders again and see.

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    Hi Eranga,
    That cannot happen, unless someone does a rubbish thing in your PC.
    I'm the only user and I have 2 drives: A "BreakMe" drive where I test anything\everything first before I do it to my "Main Drive". Plus, I'm meticulous (almost AR) about keeping my machine clean more so than the majority.
    Only possibilities to have Java files are in installation folders as well as, in any other locations you've save them.
    I don't "save" Java files as I only have it on my system because there's some sites that require it. I don't write\program anything in Java; only VBS.
    . . . check on Add/Remove Programs for installations. Did you remove them?
    As I stated in the beginning: Add\Remove Programs was useless: Hence my using all the programs I mentioned.
    Do you have any virus attack last few days in your PC?
    The only "attack" I've had was indigestion from fooling with this.
    After that search the folders again and see.
    Search returns 89 entries with some dating back to 1999 (adcjavas.inc and NPDS JavaPeer.class).

    Would you please do me a favor if you have the time? If your OS is XP, do a Search and see how many Javas you have (including .pf). I asked a friend in the UK to do a thorough search and he turned up over 4,000 (four thousand!) entries everywhere, including the registry.

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    If you are really not working on with Java, then there cannot be *.java and *.class files in too many locations.

    pf files could be normally found in Windows\Prefetch folder. Cannot be in other locations. And all the other files are found in Java installations folders and (including all docs and stuff) and places where you saved them.

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    In my machine there are thousand of such *.java and *.class files and all of them are found in proper places.

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    OK, that's kinda my point — if you're not doing programming, why the heck are there thousands of Java entries???

    Also, I really don't care if they're in "their proper place": Just the fact you\I have so many!

    I don't think SP1, SP2 & SP3 combined have this much stuff.

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    Since at least some version of Java has been on XP since it began, including the MS own version of the Java runtime for explorer, it doesn't surprise me it goes back so far.

    Also make sure you're not mistaking javascript related things for Java related things.
    I say this because "adcjavas.inc" is a javascript include. You start ripping those out and you'll quite possibly muck up your IEs javascript capabilities.

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