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Add-ons Manager Says Java Needs Update, But Latest Version Already Installed

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I have Java version SE7 U51 10.51.2.13 installed and working fine. Today I "upgraded" to FF 28.0. Now the Add-Ons Manager says Java is out-of-date, but when I go to the Java website, this is the very latest version available. I downloaded both the 32- and 64-bit versions anyway (though I had already installed them a month ago) and re-installed both. The FF Add-Ons Manager still has same warning: "Vulnerable- Update Now!" The Java Test page says I have the latest version, and it works.

So what the heck to do?

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You can find the latest Java version on the Oracle website.

See Java Platform > Java SE 8 (JRE 8 Download)

Fastest is always to download the full installer and uninstall the current Java version before installing the Java 8 version unless you need to keep the Java cache and downloaded applets.

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Never mind- found the answer. It's the same old silly runaround between Firefox and Oracle. The Firefox link send you to the wrong Java version (outdated) and you have to find the correct Oracle webpage that now has Java version 8 (actually v.1.8.0 plug in 11.0.2.132) and download and install THAT. It would be nice if this were simpler...

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Could you post a Link??

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Réiteach Roghnaithe

You can find the latest Java version on the Oracle website.

See Java Platform > Java SE 8 (JRE 8 Download)

Fastest is always to download the full installer and uninstall the current Java version before installing the Java 8 version unless you need to keep the Java cache and downloaded applets.

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Thanks did it

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Maybe Mozilla could figure out a way to have the link from the "Check Your Plug-Ins" page go to the *correct* version of Java, instead of the previous version. I've had this problem at least 3 times in the past 3-4 years and, unfortunately, each time I forget that it requires the workaround of finding the correct Oracle/Java download page.

As for previous Java versions, I find that it's better to keep the previous version for 4-6 months, in case some program or site cannot function with the latest version. I do disable it in the Java Control Panel so it cannot be utilized by nefarious malware. If it remains unneeded for 4-6 months, then I uninstall it.

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You can Uninstall Java 7 and install Java Jre 8 form the Oracle site and no issues Here is the web link

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html Download the 32 bit version of Java Jre 8 for Firefox and if you have a 64 bit Windows 7 or 8 PC download the 64 bit version if you wish or need to

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I had this same problem, but actually, the java site itself says the most recent update is 7.51, and the FF update link actually isn't sending you to the wrong place as stated above. And according to http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/java8.xml,

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Why is Java 8 not available on java.com?

Java 8 is the latest release for Java that contains new features, enhancements and bug fixes to improve efficiency to develop and run Java programs.

The new release of Java is first made available to developers to ensure no major problems are found before we make it available on the java.com website for end users to download. If you are interested in trying Java 8 it can be downloaded from Oracle.com.

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So, it would appear that the problem is actually that the update is still considered to be in development and not yet released as an "official" update, and so the Mozilla plugins page is actually premature in flagging 7.51 as an outdated plugin, and shouldn't really be doing so, if the coming update isn't actually in general release status yet (IMO - most people aren't really wanting to update with beta or development versions intended for techies and that may not be ready for prime time).

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@mtpmd: You've pegged it- once again the Add-Ons Manager "Check Your Plug-Ins" page has errant information. I, for one, assumed that my dangerously outdated plug-in was highly vulnerable, and needed to be updated ASAP. This turns out to be untrue, and could lead to "crying wolf" syndrome.

Bur Oracle is probably also partly to blame, as communications seems to have gotten worse since the "Sun" days. Next time, I ll just take my time, do some research, and not be in such a hurry to update a plug-in with a screaming red "Update Now!" banner...