JavaRa is an effective way to deploy, update and remove the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). It can assist in repairing or removing Java when other methods fail.
If the Java uninstall process fails for any reason, JavaRA allows to remove registry keys and files associated with the JRE in a simple and quick way.
Main features of this tool are the following:
- Quickly update JRE
- Cleans logs and temporary files created by JRE
- Perform a clean uninstall of JRE
If you want uninstalling Java RE from Windows go to Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall or change a program window, select Java item then click Uninstall.
If your installation is corrupted, you may receive the following error:
There was a problem starting C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\\installer.dll
The specified module cannot be found.
Download JavaRa in .zip format and extract the files. Run the tool double clicking the JavaRa.exe file.
Prior starting the uninstall process, JavaRA definitions should be updated to find and remove every last trace of JRE. Click on Update JavaRA Definitions icon.
Definitions are being updated.
When the update completes, click Back to return to main screen.
Now click Remove Java Runtime to start removal process.
Since there is a problem with the uninstaller, click Next to continue.
Click Perform Removal Routine to remove JRE.
When the task completed successfully, click OK.
Click Next to continue.
You can Download latest version of JRE or skip this step and click on Next.
Select Close this wizard or Exit JavaRA options then click Finish.
Checking once again the Uninstall or change a program window, Java has been removed. In the Windows Registry the keys have been removed as well.
This tool allows the administrators to avoid manually removing JRE saving lot of time. Additional info can be found in this link.