Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 4:08 PM (in response to alucasTHX)
You sir, are a genius!!
Thank you so much. I was facing a day at work without java which is just not viable as I need it 12 hours a day to run a charting package.
I can not believe apple would do this, but there you go - **** their business customers.
Do you know if apple will be fixing this for snow leopard users when they implement the fix, or will we be left out in the wilderness?
I have disabled "Automatically update safe downloads list" in SECURITY. Am I able to re-enable it now I have applied your fix or should I leave it unchecked?
Finally, I have found a link in these forums to a version of Java 7 called 7u12 Build b08. Here is the link: [url]http://jdk7.java.net/download.html[/url] Is it possible to install this in Snow Leopard as I thought that version 6 was the most recent that could be installed.
Many thanks once again for your help and in advance for your answers.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 10:54 PM (in response to bigredlions)
I am a Mountain Lion victim that was running Java 6 so I could use 32bit Chrome and Java. I've tried looking for these files on my system so I can delete them or update them, but they don't seem to be there. Does anyone know where they would be in 10.8.2?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 7:41 AM (in response to hardtofin)
I'm having a probelm saving the edited file.
I go to
and right click "get info" there I change permission so everyone can read and write it.
I right click again and open it in text edit.
After I make the changes I click save and it says "document XProtect.meta.plist cannot be saved"
Can't figure what I'm doing wrong.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 7:53 AM (in response to bigredlions)
You could use Pico through Terminal:
sudo pico /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/XProtect.meta. plist
Do so at your own risk.
You don't have to mess with the permissions this way.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 8:09 AM (in response to hardtofin)
Thanks, that did the trick.
I changed the permissions, edited and saved XProtect.meta.plist then changed permissions back.
I assume I should keep "Automatically update safe downloads list" in SECURITY disabled.
Maybe someone will write a script to do all this so those who don't like to tinker can get their Java back.
Thanks again to everyone for helping me get running again.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 9:55 AM (in response to DC11)
Try this, think its because the line wrapped over.
sudo pico /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/XProtect.meta.plist
You can edit the file safely without touching permissions. Just comment out the blocks that refer to Java, or even delete them.
This alone is not a permanent solution, as the file is reverted when the system reboots.
Hoepfully Apple and Oracle will reach a solution soon...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 10:01 AM (in response to elroachio)
Thanks, I appreciate the info. What I'm looking for is a way to use Remote Desktop to send a terminal command to a bunch of computers that will edit this file and make the changes necessary, so I don't have to touch a couple hundred computers to fix them. I'm with a district, and our online grading program uses java for its gradebook app. With this security issue thanks to Java, Apple disabling Java, and mid-terms upon us, I have a bunch of stressed out teachers wanting to know why they can't update their grades today. So, to streamline this process would save me a lot of headaches.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 10:20 AM (in response to alucasTHX)
I can't find the lines to change. I'm using TextWrangler w/ command line tools enabled, logged in as root and none of these Keys or strings show up in my search. Tried it w/ text edit and it wasn't found as well. Thanks for the help
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 10:36 AM (in response to SWS_SB)
Is my machine in really big trouble if there is NO Core Systems folder??
Also, does it make a difference wether I'm running Safari or Firefox (cause it sure isn't working in either of them)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 11:42 AM (in response to Meg H)
You're looking for CoreServices. Macintosh HD-->System-->Library-->CoreServices.
And, no it doesn't make a difference. Java is disabled in both browsers.
Are you planning to edit the file, or delete it?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 12:33 PM (in response to bigredlions)
I found a fix here - http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/80590/how-can-i-circumvent-xprotect-and -re-enable-java-applets - the third one down helped me most. now trying to find a way to distribute it - PowerTeacher must work or things will burn!!