Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit)

Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit)

Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 26 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7 Update 67
File Size:
29.58MB
Date Added:
August 05, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
4,440,178
Downloads Last Week:
13,290
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Oracle's Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for 64-bit Windows PCs contains the Java Virtual Machine, software libraries, components, and plug-ins that tons of programs, media, and Web sites need to display advanced multimedia content and animation. Version 7 Update 55 of Java's Standard Edition addresses 37 security vulnerabilities while reducing the frequency of security notifications in certain installations.

Pros:

Answers the 64-bit question: Running 32-bit Java on 64-bit Windows involves compromises, such as Update issues. This version of Java is designed specifically for 64-bit Windows.

Plug-ins: The Java plug-in is critical to many Web applications, while Java Web Start deploys standalone apps over networks.

JavaFX: JRE now includes Java FX version 2.2.55.

Cons:

Security: Some computer experts warn of vulnerabilities in Java that updates have failed to correct.

8 is enough? Java SE 8 is a major update that was released prior to version 7.55's release, though a major security update to version 8 has also been released. Confused? We don't blame you, but Java always bears watching, so check on your system's needs before upgrading.

Bottom Line:

If you're running 64-bit Windows, check your Java version and update it if necessary to JRE SE 7.55 for security and stability.

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    Results 1-10 of 26

  • 2 stars

    "VERY vulnerable to malware!"

    July 30, 2014   |   By mikoyangurevich15

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) 7 Update 65

    Pros

    It does help with some web and desktop applications.I,personally avoid these.

    Cons

    Lousy security measures.They can`t update this thing fast enough.Or thoroughly enough,either.

    Summary

    It`s really not worth using it.The risks are just to high.Think twice before installing it.Seriously.

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  • 4 stars

    "Wrong Version!"

    April 23, 2014   |   By BearPuppy

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) 7 Update 55

    Pros

    As I was checking that all my plugins were up-to-date, I came across a site that said there was a new version available - 8 update 5, which I successfully updated to. But, see the Summary below.

    Cons

    Besides the unclear upgrade path, none that I'm aware of.

    Summary

    A few days after updating to version 8, I get the CNET announcement that Version 7, Update 55 was available. Wanting to use the latest version I ran the Version 7 update, at the end of which the installer stated that I was using the latest version - 8, update 5!

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  • 5 stars

    "Works great for me"

    March 18, 2014   |   By aissacf2014

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) 7 Update 51

    Pros

    Works great for me. Finally Oracle has tweaked the security settings to be safe by default. And now devs have started crypto signing their applets (ie Keepvid.com to download YT vids). Good change! Also Vuze, Jitsi and the rest of my Java desktop apps run just fine.

    Cons

    None if you use this offline installer.

    Summary

    Beefed up security. Now devs have started crypto signing their applets (ie Keepvid.com to download YT vids). Good change! Also Vuze, Jitsi and the rest of my Java desktop apps run just fine.

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  • 1 stars

    "Will not work even with system restore"

    February 06, 2014   |   By ljs26

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) 7 Update 51

    Pros

    Absolutely none.

    Cons

    Lack of support unless I want to pay $25/hour for it. I have tried to download it 8 separate times without any success. If I could find an alternative I would get it in a heart beat.

    Summary

    Very, very disappointed with java. I always thought of it as a company with integrity. Guess I was wrong.

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  • 4 stars

    "Works as advertised"

    December 22, 2013   |   By GCG1000

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) 7 Update 45

    Pros

    performs all functions i need.

    Cons

    none at this time

    Summary

    Need JRE then get it; it's free.

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  • 4 stars

    "makes most online sites run"

    November 10, 2013   |   By Hawksterh

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) 7 Update 45

    Pros

    Great for getting business done

    Cons

    In windows explorer I have to remember to turn it on every time.
    Firefox does not have this problem

    Summary

    A needed program for most internet sites

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  • 5 stars

    "important for the browser,works very good"

    October 30, 2013   |   By edwinamorse45

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) 7 Update 45

    Pros

    It's nice to have a download for it so it can be installed on computers that aren't connected to the internet.

    Cons

    I keep getting a message fatal error in my blue screen somthing about bad i installed the 64 edition and got rid of the regular rutime java havent had any problems

    Summary

    important for the browser,works very good.I keep getting a message fatal error in my blue screen somthing about bad i installed the 64 edition and got rid of the regular rutime java havent had any problems

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  • 2 stars

    "Poor software is poor"

    October 30, 2013   |   By LoneWolfUK

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) 7 Update 45

    Pros

    None I could find

    Cons

    What a piece of junk, all Java software lags like crazy on my PC.

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  • 5 stars

    "works well and trouble free download"

    October 23, 2013   |   By ludwig7229

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) 7 Update 45

    Pros

    works well and trouble free download

    Cons

    Works well with few "too much" hacker help, nice to see so few offerings, nice to have it work WITHOUT too much hacker help, almost looked like a programmer wrote it

    Summary

    Works well with few "too much" hacker help, nice to see so few offerings, nice to have it work WITHOUT too much hacker help, almost looked like a programmer wrote it

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  • 5 stars

    "Does what it is supposed to do. Thanks CNET ! ! !"

    July 07, 2013   |   By rjfrech

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) 7 Update 25

    Pros

    Does what it is supposed to do. Thanks CNET ! ! !

    Cons

    No cons that I can see.

    Summary

    Does what it is supposed to do. Thanks CNET ! ! !

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