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plugin has security vulnerabilities


Since you upgraded me to 18.0.1. when ever I do anything with jave I get this warning screen.

THis plugin has security vuklnerabilities, and even if I click to activate, my applications do not work now. I have had to switch back to I.E. Firefox says I as up to date with the plugings. Do you plan of fixing this anytime soon?

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.11.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer Plugin
  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer DLL
  • DivX VOD Helper Plug-in
  • DivX Web Player version
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.4"
  • BitCometAgent v1.06 for Firefox
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • npdivxplayerplugin
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0

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ponyparty 0 solutions 121 answers

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I'm trying to get an answer on this too, but the only response I got was the-edmeister telling me I was rude and impatient. I guess that's what they call "determination to get a problem solved" now...

Maybe I wouldn't have been rude if I had gotten a response in a timely manner...

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Mozilla has added all versions of Java to the Add-ons Blocklist because of security vulnerabilities. See this "Hot Topics" article for more information: How to allow Java on trusted sites

ponyparty 0 solutions 121 answers

AliceWyman, there is an issue with the so-called "solution" you posted.

See, my browser doesn't look like the examples given on the link you posted. I don't have the "red plugin icon". I don't have the Activate All Plugins dropdown menu (or if I do, I have no clue how to access it). So in short, to me, your solution... doesn't work.

Take the example webpage they used, Java's test page. My topic has examples of what my (up-to-date) browser looks like when I go to that page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/947893

Sure doesn't look like the example, does it?

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ponyparty, your issue is different, possibly a Java detection issue which could be caused by updating with an outdated JavaFX still installed. Ref: *https://www.java.com/en/download/help/firefox_java.xml

I also posted a response in the thread you started, which is where you should reply: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/947893