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Removing Java Development toolkit


How do I go about Removing Java Development toolkit

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Installed Plug-ins

  • -1.6.0028.1
  • 1.9.0009.1
  • DeLorme Send To GPS
  • DivX Web Player version
  • npdivxplayerplugin
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • Foxit Reader Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Default Plug-in
  • Provides additional functionality on Facebook. See our web site for details.
  • Unity Player 2.6.1f3
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r45
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • GEPlugin
  • Picasa plugin
  • 3.0.50106.0
  • Office Live Update v1.4
  • Virtual Earth 3D 4.00090316005 plugin for Mozilla
  • Google Update
  • Java(TM) Platform SE binary
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_17 for Mozilla browsers


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3

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rjohnson19 39 solutions 240 answers

In Windows Explorer, locate C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\new_plugin\ - in there should be file named npdeploytk.dll

Exit Firefox, rename the file for now, (i.e., DISABLED-npdeploytk.dll then restart Firefox and see if the Java Deployment Toolkit is gone. Then you can delete it.

You should update Java to version Start>Control Panel>Java, Update tab, click Update.

NOTE: Each update will reinstall the Java Deployment Toolkit. The security issue causing older versions to be disabled has been fixed, so it won't prompt you to disable the latest version.

If you are on Windows 64-bit, go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\new_plugin\ instead.

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I had installed the Java update and now I see that the file referenced above is gone and a different one is in it's place. Should I start over or not worry?

Thanks again,


Andy.c 34 solutions 221 answers

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