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In FF 22, both "Java Platform SE 7 U25 10.25.2.17" and "SE 7 U5 10.5.1.255" are listed in the plug-ins, and the older "SE 7 U5" has a warning. Why 2 versions?

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The older version with the vulnerability warning is listed under the plug-in update tool along with the newest version. The warning directs me to the Java site for installing the latest version. Which I did, and made sure (both using the Windows XP sp3 "add or remove programs," and the java.com "uninstall older versions" tool). Yet. the older "vulnerable" version still remains in the plugins list. I even tried "disabling" the older version, but it simply disabled both versions. Is the newest version (7 U25), actually safe, even if I can get rid of the older version? The thing is, I don't know for sure if some of the sites that I need to visit have to use Java or not. Like banking. And if I have to completely uninstall Firefox, how do I retain all my settings, passwords, bookmarks, and so forth?

Chosen solution

Try to delete the pluginreg.dat file in the Firefox Profile Folder and maybe addons.sqlite as well to reset the plugin registry databases.

See Re-initializing the plugins database:

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.25.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Shockwave Flash 11.7 r700
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.6
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.03
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0.2.122
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • RealNetworks(tm) RealPlayer Chrome Background Extension Plug-In
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealPlayer Download Plugin
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.5.1 for Mozilla browsers
  • Logitech Device Detection
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • Npdsplay dll
  • Rhapsody Player Engine Plugin

Application

  • Firefox 22.0
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:22.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/22.0
  • Support URL: http://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/22.0/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

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  • Troubleshooter 1.1a (troubleshooter@mozilla.org)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 0.0.0 ({20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

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  • adapterDescription2:
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  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: ati2dvag
  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: Unknown
  • adapterRAM2:
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  • adapterVendorID2:
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  • direct2DEnabledMessage: [u'']
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  • directWriteVersion: 0.0.0.0
  • driverDate: 4-11-2013
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  • numTotalWindows: 3
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (AMD Radeon HD 6450)
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 9

Modified Preferences

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  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 1048576
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: False
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  • browser.history_expire_days.mirror: 180
  • browser.history_expire_days_min: 212
  • browser.link.open_newwindow: 2
  • browser.places.importDefaults: False
  • browser.places.migratePostDataAnnotations: False
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 4
  • browser.places.updateRecentTagsUri: False
  • browser.search.update: False
  • browser.startup.homepage: http://www.google.com/advanced_search
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20130618035212
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 22.0
  • browser.tabs.autoHide: True
  • browser.tabs.loadInBackground: False
  • browser.tabs.warnOnOpen: False
  • dom.event.contextmenu.enabled: False
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
  • dom.w3c_touch_events.expose: False
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 22.0
  • font.size.fixed.x-western: 18
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  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • network.dns.disableIPv6: True
  • network.dnsCacheEntries: 200
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  • network.http.connect.timeout: 90
  • network.http.keep-alive.timeout: 300
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  • network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy: 12
  • network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server: 8
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  • network.http.proxy.pipelining: True
  • places.database.lastMaintenance: 1373320109
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  • plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: audio/AMR,audio/aac,audio/x-aac,audio/ac3,audio/x-ac3,audio/aiff,audio/x-aiff,application/x-mplayer2,video/x-ms-asf,video/x-ms-asf-plugin,audio/basic,audio/x-m4p,video/quicktime,audio/vnd.qcelp,audio/x-ms-wma,video/x-ms-wmv,application/pdf
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  • privacy.clearOnShutdown.formdata: False
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  • privacy.clearOnShutdown.sessions: False
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Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
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Chosen Solution

Try to delete the pluginreg.dat file in the Firefox Profile Folder and maybe addons.sqlite as well to reset the plugin registry databases.

See Re-initializing the plugins database:

Helpful Reply

Wow,

cor-el to the rescue. You wouldn't be related to the renowned Kryptonian "Jor-el" would you (Superman's father)? Being as how your answer was super fast, and like a "hammer of steel," hit the evil nail right on the head.

Anyway, the link you supplied led to a quick and easy solution. The answer being in the "Manually uninstalling a plugin" section. Which allowed me to quick and easily find the offending ".dll" file, and put it behind bars where it belonged. Or, more precisely, place an "x" in front of the .dll name for the outdated java version, and now it no longer appears in the plug-in list. The new version is now correctly the only one reported.

Thank you ever so much. And may green Kryptonite never cross your path. ;~)