Update, uninstall, and manage Java on your computer with JavaRa [Windows]

Are you slightly afraid of having Java on your computer now that it’s been the subject to not just one, but two zero-day exploits of your computer’s security? JavaRa is the tool for you, allowing you to manually update, uninstall, or remove Java from startup.

Java is really annoying. It automatically adds itself to Windows’ startup sequence, always bugging you that there’s a new security update available. JavaRa’s main functions are updating or uninstalling the JRE (Java Runtime Environment), both of which make this go away. Choosing to update will prompt you to either open the built-in Java updater, go to the Java website, or simply download the latest version without checking for an update. Removing it is even better: run the built-in Java uninstaller, come back, and finish the job. It’s like Revo Uninstaller, but the people who programmed it made it specifically for Java.

There are also a few other odd jobs JavaRa can do, including downloading new Uninstall definitions and removing Java from Firefox. It’s actually a very nice program, especially if you are attempting to uninstall Java, as its specialized registry and file deletions remove every last trace of Java there is.

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v2.0

Supported OS: Windows unknown

Download size: 132KB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/31

Portability: Entirely portable

JavaRa homepage

[via Ghacks]

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  1. chuck

    Oh crap-never mind,and color me stupid!
    I forgot to delete the Java npdeploy.dll from the Firefox Plugin folder.
    I’m guessing both will be re-created at next browser(s) update though-Oh well-gone for now !!
    Still no clue as to why the new version of Javara will not run on this PC “arg”

  2. chuck

    Can’t get it to run on XP Pro SP2
    Trying to remove the Chrome plugin
    Is it designed to do that?
    My old version of Javara will not.
    Tried removing the Java Deploy.dll from System 32 folder but that Fn’ plugin won’t budge-Any ideas?
    Note: I do not have Java installed on this PC
    Thanks