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    Default Wont let me uninstall Java

    lately, I have been trying to clear as much from my hard drive without doing a full wipe. However, I have run into some problems.

    Java is one of the many programs I am trying to clear from my hard drive, but it wont let me uninstall.

    When I go to control panel and hit "uninstall" it says to shut down all accociated programs and or processes that use this. The process in question is javaw.exe. I go to Task Manager to end it, and i click end. Nothing happens. it goes along like normal and will not go away. I hit "end process tree". nothing happens. I am beginning to get worried just because I despise any type of malware. I'm not saying that what I have is malware, but the fact that it wont let me delete is deeply worrying me. Can anyone help?

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    Default Re: Wont let me uninstall Java

    Is your javaw.exe also used as a plugin for your (IE) browser? Your browser uses it for Applets; tell your browser not to use it anymore and simply uninstall (or delete) all your Java stuff.

    kind regards,

    The only person who got everything done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.

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