Java Runtime Environment 7 Update 13 released

Java software allows you to run applications called "applets" that are written in the Java programming language. These applets allow you to have a much richer experience online than simply interacting with static HTML pages.

Java Plug-in technology, included as part of the Java  Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (JRE), establishes a connection between popular browsers and the Java platform. Java allows applications to be downloaded over a network and run within a guarded sandbox. Security restrictions are easily imposed on the sandbox. Many cross platform applications also require Java to operate properly.

Download 32-bit: Java Runtime Environment 7 Update 13 | 30.1 MB (Freeware)
Download 64-bit: Java Runtime Environment 7 Update 13 | 31.5 MB (Freeware)
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For some reason this Java update doesn't work at all in IE10 on Windows 8 x64 for me.
Update 11 worked perfectly in IE10.
Update 13 works fine in Firefox 18 and Chrome however...

link6155 said,
I think Java is a great programming language, however, the fact Oracle manage Java makes it terrible.

They include toolbar junk.

soldier1st said,

They include toolbar junk.
Which you can decline to install.

Point I'm making here is Java programming is nice, Oracle isn't.

I only ever had HAD to install this crapware POS twice in my life and will NEVER do it again!

I realize all software has security issues at times, but this thing is just a pig.

Have to agree with above poster about the tacky install and uninstall methods of this thing also. Unfortuantely, I only know about that because some of my customers insist on having this thing on their computers and then there's some that some how didn't even know they had it!

Dot Matrix said,
DIE! DIE! DIE!

Please, please, please!!

torrentthief said,
I wish all websites and applications stopped using java, it is very annoying to have to install this insecure piece of junk.

If you want all websites to stop requiring java, then you should tell them to stop requiring flash/shockwave/silverlight/etc... but then the web would become less entertaining. flash was the best target before, now it's java, what else will be the target after java loses it's appeal?

There will ALWAYS be security exploits in everything - Java is just no exception and seems to be targeted more - at least they are updating it frequently.

Indeed.. any platform can be exploited. What they should do is not have it install the browser plugin by default, making it an optional instead, along with an appropriate warning. (Some of us don't like a big honking security hole like that hanging out to the world thank you.) Those that have an actual need of the plugin can use it at their own discretion, the rest who just run the occasional Java program don't have any need for it anyway.. and if you're still getting Java malware then that's user error, no different than running some random program without a second thought.

Wouldn't you think a company like Oracle would be able to package this software in a "Professional" manner, instead installing the "Ask" toolbar by default?

Such a tacky install program - are Oracle in financial difficulties? that they have to resort to this type of money raising????

Max Norris said,
Indeed.. any platform can be exploited. What they should do is not have it install the browser plugin by default, making it an optional instead, along with an appropriate warning. (Some of us don't like a big honking security hole like that hanging out to the world thank you.) Those that have an actual need of the plugin can use it at their own discretion, the rest who just run the occasional Java program don't have any need for it anyway.. and if you're still getting Java malware then that's user error, no different than running some random program without a second thought.

The latest firefox blocks them already, isn't it?
And IE blocks Add-Ons to speed up.
Chrome asks you to run on this time!