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January 23rd, 2007, 04:02 PM

Remove old JRE!
Published: 2007-01-22,
Last Updated: 2007-01-23 00:53:25 UTC
by Adrien de Beaupre (Version: 1)

As new versions of the Sun Java JRE keep coming out to address security vulnerabilities do NOT forget to remove the old versions. It is possible that you may be running Java code in your applications that absolutely require a specific version of the JRE to run, update the applications and then update the JRE, and then remove the old JRE versions. Why? A Java applet can request which version of JRE it wishes to use, that's why.

How to.

Corporate silent install/uninstall (Thanks Andrew!)

BTW: "The Sun Java Runtime Environment contains multiple vulnerabilities that can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system" released today. Either permanently disable Java AND Jscript in your browser(S) or keep as close an eye on JRE versions as you do Microsoft Windows patches.



BTW, I myself (DH) had an old JRE on my Win 98 and uninstalled it. Didn't wreck anything (yet). And apparently did not leave significant trash in registry :) (at least according to my old OnTrack Fix-It 3.0.)


Judy G. Russell
January 23rd, 2007, 04:56 PM
Remove old JRE!Thanks foir that, David. It's a very helpful reminder.