Firstly, I've looked at other posts and i see that Windows Installer CleanUp Utility is recommended. Is this the correct site?
I'm not sure which one i should be clicking on.
(i dont think my system specs are appearing at the side so ill just put it here too;
AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.00GHz
32-bit Operating System)
I had a trojan recently and i was told it might have got in due to my java being outdated. So i tried to uninstall all old versions using JavaRa and install the latest one - version 6 update 21 - from the java site.
When JavaRa finishes, the log mentions it's found and removed a large list of things. Just for good measure, I ran it again and it produced I THINK the same list. Should that really happen if it said its removed everything the first time around?
I've gone into the (C:) drive and looked for any java/sun files manually, i stuck them in the recycling bin and emptied it.
When I try to install the latest Java, it says,
"This software has already been installed on your computer. Would you like to reinstall it?"
I click yes and it just brings up the same prompt, it keeps looping. I click no, the prompt disappears and im left javaless.
I tried to uninstall java via control panel, the only Java i see listed is called "Java 6 Update 21". I figured i would just remove it and try to reinstall it again. But it wont remove itself, there will be a quick prompt that says its in the process of removing, once that disappears it just remains in the list.
I've tried combinations of rebooting, firefox, IE and primarily chrome.
When I boot up the pc, as it goes ontop desktop, a prompt titled "Launch4j" comes up, I cant recall what the message said. I'll reboot and add it in a moment.
EDIT:The Launch4j thing says;
"The registry refers to a nonexistent Java Runtime Environment installation or the runtime is corrupted.
The system cannot find the path specified."
I've been considering doing steps 1 to 6 shown here,
When I look into the registry keys, i came across 2 folders which mention java and java autoupdater.
Some advice would be appreciated, are there alternate methods or should i go ahead and delete them? If someone can tell me which version of the windows installer cleanup utility thing i should download, id like to try that first.
Additionally, I have used ATF and cCleaner.
Edited by hay.java, 30 September 2010 - 04:53 AM.