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Need Java 7,11 Activated


I NEED Java for my job, I have no choice. Since Apple's Java update early last year which messed everything up I've had to use Firefox.

I have the most current update according to Oracle, Java 7, Update 11. I was working this morning just fine and then all of the sudden Firefox tells me it's unsafe and presents a box to Activate or not. I clicked Activate. Nope. I go to the Add-ons Manger which tells me my plug in is known to be vulnerable. Nothing I do will allow me to activate Java in Firefox.

Dear Mozilla folks, for this work I use a Mac that has nothing else on it. If it get's hacked, I'll restore it and start over, I'll take responsibility for that. There are no further updates I can apply and I surely cannot wait until Oracle decides to patch it again. Come on!

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • Microsoft Office for Mac SharePoint Browser Plug-in
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • 5.1.10411.0
  • AmazonMP3DownloaderPlugin 1.0.15
  • iPhoto6


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0

More Information

Firefox 18.0 (Firefox is up to date)
Java 7 Update 11
Mac OS 10.8.2

Tyler Downer
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You can add a trusted site so you don't have to click the Activate button. How to always activate a plugin for a trusted website

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Please see How to allow Java on trusted sites