Originally Posted by johhny
If the Control Panel "Programs and Features" can't see it, neither will a general 3rd party uninstaller. They both look at the same registry information. Ones tailored to specifically target Java may work, though.
It sounds like something got corrupt along the way. You may need to manually remove the Java installation. There are a couple of approaches you can take on this. I'd try them in this order:
- Run the Windows Install Cleaner, provided by Microsoft.
- Run JavaRa, a specialized Java installation maintenance tool.
- Manually edit Registry to remove Java entries
- Delete Java files directly from:
-- C:\Program Files (x86)\Java
-- C:\Users\[your ID]\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java
Also, if your anti-virus is detecting a virus that it can't remove, I'd download Malwarebytes and run it (a thorough tool for targeting pesky infections).