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Firefox says JAVA is outdated, JAVA website says it's fine???

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I currently have Java Platform SE 7 U9 v 10.9.2.5 and Java Deployment Toolkit v 7.0.70.10 / 10.7.2.10 installed and working fine on my Win XP SP3 machine, running FF 17.0.1.

When I run an Add-Ons check, it says both are outdated and potentially vulnerable. When I go to the Java website, it says I have the latest version, and when I download and attempt to install, it says I already have that software installed.

How do I get FF to stop giving me false warnings about outdated Java. Ever since FF v13 this has been an issue with various add-ons, false warnings, and extraneous dll files that need deletion. Suggestions? Thanks.

I currently have Java Platform SE 7 U9 v 10.9.2.5 and Java Deployment Toolkit v 7.0.70.10 / 10.7.2.10 installed and working fine on my Win XP SP3 machine, running FF 17.0.1. When I run an Add-Ons check, it says both are outdated and potentially vulnerable. When I go to the Java website, it says I have the latest version, and when I download and attempt to install, it says I already have that software installed. How do I get FF to stop giving me false warnings about outdated Java. Ever since FF v13 this has been an issue with various add-ons, false warnings, and extraneous dll files that need deletion. Suggestions? Thanks.

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Chosen solution

Problem solved. See this thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/944191

You have to find the link to the Java 7_10 Platform, download and install that, then FF disables Java (says its outdated), and sends you back to re-install Java 7_09 Deployment Toolkit. Following THAT, and a couple of re-boots, everything seems OK. Just another medium-sized pain-in-the-butt runaround to do what should be a simple update procedure.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.9.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • Google Update
  • McAfee MSC FF plugin DLL
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.7.637
  • Amazon MP3 Downloader Plugin 1.0.17
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.5.2"
  • 5.1.10411.0
  • IE Tab 2 Plug-in for Mozilla/Firefox
  • np-mswmp
  • Yahoo Application State Plugin
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • Yahoo! activeX Plug-in Bridge
  • Windows Multimedia Services DRM Store Plug-In

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:17.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/17.0

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Chosen Solution

Problem solved. See this thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/944191

You have to find the link to the Java 7_10 Platform, download and install that, then FF disables Java (says its outdated), and sends you back to re-install Java 7_09 Deployment Toolkit. Following THAT, and a couple of re-boots, everything seems OK. Just another medium-sized pain-in-the-butt runaround to do what should be a simple update procedure.

Problem solved. See this thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/944191 You have to find the link to the Java 7_10 Platform, download and install that, then FF disables Java (says its outdated), and sends you back to re-install Java 7_09 Deployment Toolkit. Following THAT, and a couple of re-boots, everything seems OK. Just another medium-sized pain-in-the-butt runaround to do what should be a simple update procedure.