In the past day, I decided to remove Java 2 Runtime Environment (SE v1.4.1_02) from the my Control Panel (add/remove) utility, but have found that I am unable to remove one file. I removed all the Java Update files, which were about 150MB each. There were 3 files: Update 4, 5 and 6. When I tried to remove the JRE SE v1.4.1_02, I couldn't do it.
I get this error: "An installation support file could not be installed. The system cannot find the file specified." The Java file is 0.62MB. Since then, I have run two antivirus checks: one with Norton (my primary) and one with AVG. Neither has found anything. I have also run both Ad-Aware SE and an online Trend Micro antispyware check. Trend Micro found several possible spyware cookies. I got rid of all of them. Ad-Aware found nothing. I have had this problem before where I cannot remove a program from the Add/Remove programs utility in my Control Panel. It is very frustrating, to say the least!! How do I remove this file? I cannot play my game and am suffering from serious withdrawals. All joking aside, I do need to have Java working in my computer and this has never been a problem in the past. If it stopped working, I'd remove it and download it again, then everything would be fine. I just don't understand why the file cannot be removed from Control Panel.
Thank you for anything help you can provide. The Geeks to Go have always helped me!