Completely Remove Java Using SingularLabs’ JavaRa

By on Aug 30, 2012 in Computer Maintenance Articles, JavaRa Articles, Knowledgebase | 3 comments

Due to the frequent discovery of serious security flaws in Oracle’s Java Runtime Environment, many users have opted to completely purge JRE from their computers. Since JRE7; the built-in uninstaller tool has improved significantly; however outdated Java versions may not be completely removed. SingularLabs’ JavaRa provides the most thorough and straightforward method to complete remove Java from Windows.

This tutorial requires JavaRa 2.0; which is both 100% free and completely safe.  

Click “Remove JRE”

Use the built-in uninstaller

JavaRa will automatically detect the available JRE uninstallers. The Run Uninstaller button will begin the removal process; which should be performed on all listed versions of the Java Runtime Environment. In some situations; Windows security features may interfere with this process, causing the Run Uninstaller button do to nothing. You will need to use the Add Or Remove Programs function in Windows if this occurs.

JRE Removal Routine

The removal routine is JavaRa’s most important feature. It quickly scans your computer; identifying and removing files and registry keys associated with Java. With every tiny Java remnant purged; you never need to worry about Java exploits again.

Still having issues?

Despite our best efforts, sometimes JavaRa proves ineffective at removing broken JRE installations. We recommend trying Revo Uninstaller (or a similar product).

If you need any assistance updating or removing Java; don’t hesitate to ask in our Community Support Forums.


  1. Hi,
    I made an extended page in French, about JavaRa.
    I corrected the French translation but I lack the full list of all literals used.
    The product is not yet ripe, but is the alternative to uninstall functions and to manual. regedit
    Numerous registry keys are not destroyed.
    No file is searched and cleared.
    I’m still waiting for your confirmation of my registration to the forum (for several days).

    Pierre (aka Terdef)

    Pierre (aka Terdef)

    October 27, 2012

  2. I have uncompressed the file in XP but can not figure out how to run it now and make it work. I am not that computer literate. Please if someone would give me printable step by step instructions please?

    Jan Hebert

    January 17, 2013

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