JavaRa 2.1 updates and removes old Java versions

JavaRa is an effective way to deploy, update and remove the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). Its most significant feature is the JRE Removal tool; which forcibly deletes files, directories and registry keys associated with the JRE. This can assist in repairing or removing Java when other methods fail.

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.

JavaRa features:

  • Quickly update JRE
  • Cleans logs and temporary files created by JRE
  • Perform a clean uninstall of JRE

What's new in this version:

  • Added Java temporary file cleaning tool
  • Added German, Spanish & Hungarian translations
  • Added /UPDATEDEFS and /UNINSTALLALL commandline arguments
  • Program now requests admin rights on start
  • Improved detection of Java version
  • Displays an alert if no JRE installations are found
  • Fixed potential crash when checking Java version
  • Localized the online update check
  • Updated Russian & French translations
  • Improved performance of translator module

Note: You must run JavaRa with administrator rights.

Download: JavaRa 2.1 | 140 KB (Freeware)
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I somehow screwed up Java on my machine as of that latest update, so I uninstalled.
I've used this program to try and reinstall but had no luck.
Not even gonna bother trying this release to reinstall Java, as I came to the conclusion that I obviously don't need it. Been a few days now and I haven't come across any place I need Java.
I still have 2 entries in IE for Java though, which I should remove the entries in the Windows Registry manually. I thought maybe this program release would do it for me, but nope.

I've had issues with installing Java updates (kept asking for an .MSI file from the previous release). I ended up fixing it by manually deleting the uninstall reference in the registry, think my search phrase was "java 7 update 10" and it was able to install the new version properly. It's an ugly solution but my Java app (Universal Media Server) is working at least so I'm happy.

Colin McGregor said,
I haven't installed java since xp was new, I don't think any sites use it anymore and if they do I haven't been asked to install it.

Secunia uses it. Online game sites do use it(not all)

Let me try whether it helps me removing Java traces which is still showing Java plugin in Firefox browser.
EDIT: Didn't help, does someone help me in getting rid off "JAVA Deployment toolkit" in Firefox.