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    Want to be rid of Java, again

    Having read the dire warnings of doomsday scenarios, or were they zero-day scenarios, I'd just like to be rid of Java. So I went trawling the Web, found "How to disable Java in your browsers" at InfoWorld Tech Watch. Seems authoritave, but I can't get to first base. I have no Java icon in Control Panel. Following the instructions I double-clicked Javacpl.exe. Got an error message, "Could not open C:\...Java\...jvm.cfg"

    Read some more, but got bogged down in jargon, "front end" & "Client-side," give me a break, what's difference? Should I care?

    So what's the next move? Can I delete the whole Java folder and then use jv16 to clean up the garbage left in the registry?

    Suggestions much appreciated.

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    Thanks for the responses...it's gorn!

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    I wrote too soon! I followed the instructions on the Java Website, it simply said to use Control Panel > Uninstall. That's what I did, and it seemed to work, but... When I looked in Program Files there was the Java folder, alive and well, 750KB of it. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, if Sun can't write safe code why would one expect them to write a good uninstall? So now I'll try the JavaRA

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    The folder may still have a few things there after an uninstall. That's why I use CCleaner registry cleaner after an uninstall. You do have to be careful what you delete, but CCleaner does a great job cleaning up after an uninstall.
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    This is the Java that is showing up on my computer.

    jre-windows-i586 It is located in c:\program files\java It has 15.5 MB created on 5.21.10 . It is not showing up in Control Panel > Programs Site says to remove

    older versions say way as the newer versions and I can't.

    Will CCleaner registry cleaner work to get rid of this Java or will I have to use SingularLabs’ JavaRa?

    Thanks..............Glenda

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    Try using JavaRa, then use CCleaner. I also think CCleaner would work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glendad View Post
    This is the Java that is showing up on my computer.

    jre-windows-i586 It is located in c:\program files\java It has 15.5 MB created on 5.21.10 . It is not showing up in Control Panel > Programs Site says to remove

    older versions say way as the newer versions and I can't.

    Will CCleaner registry cleaner work to get rid of this Java or will I have to use SingularLabs’ JavaRa?

    Thanks..............Glenda
    If Java is not installed you can just delete the folder. It is most likely just remnants from a prior install. The Java uninstaller seldom cleans up everything.

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    CCleaner has general knowledge of almost everything that can be installed and what can be removed.
    CCleaner will NEVER remove JAVA as a normal action.
    The best it can achieve is to provide a shortcut to the same JAVA "uninstall" that is accessed via Windows Control Panel \ Program Features,
    and then it can take pot-shots at registry keys residues that it might notice

    JavaRA is specifically designed for the sole purposes of :-
    Removing obsolete but still exploitable remnants of Java without damaging the latest JAVA,
    AND EVEN BETTER - eradicating the entire infestation by Java of all files, folders, and registry keys.

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    I removed Java from my PC using the free version of "Revouninstaller" as it allows for a thorough clean including all the registry items and folders involved.

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    There are times however that Revo Uninstaller does not catch everything. I use the Pro edition of Revo. I just uninstalled 2 apps, using Revo Uninstaller in the Advanced Scan mode, and still found 2 entries for both using the registry cleaner portion of CCleaner.
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    Sometimes NONE of the above works (see my post "Please help! I can't uninstall Java", in the XP forum). Then you need to bite the bullet and do a manual uninstall, including manually cleaning the registry. Not for the timid, but it's the only thing that worked for me.

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    Thanks Gentlemen for all your information. I need to absorb all this and see what I can do to get rid of the 15 MB leftover.

    Joe you may right on the money. I will try that first.

    Has anyone here used "SlimCleaner"? If so what do you think? It's free.

    Thanks again
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    On several machines, I simply used the regular Windows Control Panel Add/Remove to uninstall Java.
    After a reboot, I looked into the contents of the Java folder, and decided to delete the folder.
    So now, JavaRa does not find anything to do.
    By the way, I did that sometime last year, and all machines are running fine.

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