Hi there. There are a couple of items that need dealing with as they are out of date. Instructions are below.
WARNING: Java is the #1 exploited program at this time. The Department of Homeland Security recommends that computer users disable Java
See this article and this article.
I would recommend that you completely uninstall Java unless you need it to run an important software or need it to play games on-line.
In that instance I would recommend that you only use Firefox or Chrome to visit those sites and do the following:
- For Firefox, install the NoScript add-on.
- For Chrome, install the ScriptNo add-on.
- Disable Java in your browsers until you need it for that software and then enable it. (See How to disable Java in your web browser or How to unplug Java from the browser)
If you still want to update your Java, follow the instructions below:
Your version of Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older versions of Java components and update:
- Download the latest version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Version from Here and save it to your desktop.
- Look for "Java Platform, Standard Edition". You will see the current Java version and update number under listed under the heading. Example: The newest update is Java SE 8u25
- Click the "Download button under "JRE".
- On the Java SE Runtime Environment page, click the button to "Accept License Agreement".
- Under the Java SE Runtime Environment 8u25 heading:
To install the version for your system:
- For Windows 64bit systems, look for Windows x64 - 88.37MB, click the jre-8u25-windows-64.exe file and save it to your desktop. Do Not run it from the Java site.
- Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Uninstall all versions of Java
- Click Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs. The list of installed programs will populate.
- Click the Start Orb, then Control Panel. Under the Programs or Programs and Features section click Uninstall a program. The list of installed programs will populate.
- Remove all older versions of Java. These may call themselves: Java Runtime, Runtime Environment, Runtime, JRE, Java Virtual Machine, Virtual Machine, Java VM, JVM, VM, J2RE or J2SE
The versions I see on the computer are:
- Java 7 Update
- Java 8 (64-bit)
- Java SE Development Kit 8
- Right click each program and click Uninstall and follow the on screen instructions for the Java uninstaller.
- Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java version.
- Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
Install the latest JAVA
Back on your desktop:
- Right click the jre-8u25-windows-x64.exe file, click Run as Administrator and OK the UAC prompt to install the newest version.
- When the Java Setup - Welcome window opens, click the Install > button.
- If offered to install a Toolbar, just uncheck the box before continuing unless you want it.
[Note:] The Java Quick Starter (JQS.exe) adds a service to improve the initial start up time of Java applets and applications. To disable the JQS service if you don't want to use it, go to Start > Control Panel > You will have to be in Classic View to see Java(It looks like a coffee cup). Double-click on Java click the Advanced Tab click Miscellaneous and uncheck the box for Java Quick Starter. Click OK and reboot your computer.
Update Adobe Flash Player
NOTE: Depending on your settings, you may have to temporarily disable your antivirus software and firewall.
- Please click here to go to the FlashPlayer Installation page.
- In the first column, Adobe Flash Player, make sure the system version (64bit) and the browser are correct.
- Note: If you use IE and other browsers you will need to install both Flash Player for IE and Flash Player for Other Browsers.
- In the middle column, Optional offer:, UNCHECK the box next to Yes, install free McAfee Security Scan Plus
- Click the Install now button. A download window for the install_flashplayer15x64_mssd_aaa_aih.exe file will open. Save it to the desktop.
- Close the browser and all open windows.
- Back on the desktop, right click the install_flashplayer15x64_mssd_aaa_aih.exe file and click Run as Administrator to install Flash Player.
If you could post when you have completed these, we can proceed.