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JavaRa is a simple tool that does a simple job: it removes old and redundant versions of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). And it removes some log files and temporary files that JRE leaves behind.

Java software in general and the Java JRE in particular allow you to run applications called ‘applets’ that are written in the Java programming language. You probably have Java JRE installed on your computer because these applets allow you to play online games, chat with people around the world, calculate your mortgage interest, view images in 3D, as well as many others.

As with all software, the JRE is updated on a regular basis. Updates are necessary to add new functionalities, to remove programming bugs or to repair possible vulnerabilities.

Usually older versions of programs are removed during the install of new versions but Sun (the owner of Java) has somehow decided not to do this. The result is that a number of different versions of the JRE may exist on your computer. These older versions potentially pose a threat to your sense of security due to the possible vulnerabilities or security holes that may exist in them.

Java advises users to always have the latest version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). The latest version is always the recommended version because it contains updates and improvements to previous versions of the JRE. The latest available version is always compatible with the older versions.

But they also tell you that you can keep older versions of the JRE installed, in case you have an applet or an application that still depends upon a previous version. But this warning is quite useless as all applets and applications should be kept updated to ensure a maximum level of safety and security.

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JavaRa has been updated to version 1.05.

Changelog:

- [Added] Option to remove JavaRa logfile

- [updated] Additional Tasks Dialog

- [Added] New registry keys for JavaRa to detect

- [Added] More accurate description of what JavaRa does after it is finished searching for JRE files

- [Fixed] Bug where program would not terminate if a user attempted to terminate it while in a YESNO MessageBox

- [Added] Instructions for Updating Java from Sun's Website

- [Added] New About Dialog

- [Added] Manual inside of program

- [Added] Code forcing only one instance of the program can be opened at a time

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JavaRa has been updated to version 1.06.

Changelog:

- [Changed] Minor-GUI Changes

- [Added] Removal of jupdate.log files in Windows\System32\

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[19jun08] JavaRa updated to version 1.07.

Changes:

[Added] --removeSDM command line option

[Added] -p and --purgefiles. You can now delete useless JRE logfiles silently

[Added] --runsilent and -r as other -runsilent options

[Added] Option to remove the Sun Download Manager

[Added] Option to open JavaRa logfile from Additional Tasks dialog

[Added] Timestamps in JavaRa logfile

[Changed] License. Now licensed under the GNU GPL v2. See http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html

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[29jun08] JavaRa updated to version 1.08.

Changes:

[Added] Removal of extra registry entries

[Added] Link to lunarsoft.net support forums

[updated] Source Code Package

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[12jul08] JavaRa updated to version 1.09.

Changes:

[Note] Sun has released Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_07

[Added] Removal of redundant JRE 1.6.0_06 entries

[Added] Removal of lots of extra registry entries

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[16jul08] JavaRa updated to version 1.10.

Changes:

[Added] More registry keys for JavaRa to detect

[updated] Webaddress. JavaRa can now be found at http://raproducts.org

[Fixed] Minor grammatical error

[Fixed] 124 Error bugs

[Fixed] Small bug in Sun Download Manager removal

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[02aug08] JavaRa updated to version 1.11.

Changes:

- [Added] Option to remember translation selected

- [Added] Dutch Translation. Thanks to Fred de Vries.

- [Added] Spanish Translation. Thanks to Gabriel Llamas Llopis.

- [Added] Italian Translation. Thanks to Matteo Turconi.

- [Added] Loads of new registry keys for JavaRa to detect.

- [Added] Better support for Windows Vista filesystem

- [Added] Closing of jucheck.exe and jusched.exe when JavaRa is removing older versions of the JRE, in order to prevent locked file conflicts.

- [Fixed] Some minor bugs.

- [Fixed] "Internal Error 2753. RegUtils" error.

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[14dec08] RaProducts' JavaRa updated to version 1.12 beta

Changes:

- [Added] JavaRa registry definitions file.

- [Added] Program now asks Windows to delete locked folders upon reboot.

- [Changed] Minor GUI changes.

- [Changed] Method of finding and deleting old JRE folders. Dramatic code reduction.

- [Fixed] Registry key bug.

- [Fixed] MessageBox continually showing regardless of silent mode selection.

- [Added] French Translation. Thanks to Pierre Lacaze.

- [Added] Swedish Translation. Thanks to Eldmannen.

- [Added] Finnish Translation. Thanks to Tero H.

- [Fixed] Minor bug.

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SourceForge still not updated.

Current v1.0.12.1565 is missing a lot of older entries on one system.

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Update\Base Images\

j2re1.4.2-b28

jre1.5.0.b64

C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04

bin

lib

CHANGES

COPYRIGHT

LICENSE

README.txt

THIRDPARTYLICENSEREADME.txt

Welcome.html

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[27may09] JavaRa updated to version 1.14.

Changes:

- [fixed] Issue with regard to JRE 6u7

- [added] Multiple arguments on commandline now supported (e.g. JavaRa.exe -r -p)

- [updated] Defintions file

- [added] Finds and removes old JRE installers not previously known

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[15jul09] JavaRa update to version 1.15 beta

Changes:

- [fixed] JavaRa commandline issue

- [fixed] Small bug causing JavaRa to crash if no Java executable was found.

More info and download here.

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