Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 176 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7 Update 67
File Size:
28.06MB
Date Added:
August 05, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
13,994,586
Downloads Last Week:
10,446
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Java Standard Edition (SE) is a free software bundle that provides the Java Runtime Environment and the libraries and components you need to display a wide range of programs and Web content on 32-bit Windows PCs. It includes the Java plug-in for Web browsers and Java Web Start for deploying standalone apps written in Java over the Internet or other networks. Java SE Version 7 Update 55 addresses 37 security vulnerabilities.

Pros

You probably need it: Lots of Web sites and programs depend on Java to run. Up-to-date Java libraries and components keep your content fresh.

Now with JavaFX: Java version 7 Update 55 includes JavaFX, the latest software platform and the new standard for Java-rich Internet applications (RIAs).

Cons

Security issues: Some computer security experts have raised warning flags about vulnerabilities in Java and its components. Java 7.55 addresses many security issues, but staying informed will help you stay safe.

What's up with 8? A major update to Java SE, version 8, has also been released. Which version is right for you depends on your system, online habits, and other factors.

Bottom Line

Java SE Version 7 Update 55 installed easily and seamlessly in our system. Most of what Java does only becomes apparent when it's missing or disabled, so keep your installation up to date.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.5

    out of 176 votes

    • 5 star: 65
    • 4 star: 46
    • 3 star: 17
    • 2 star: 8
    • 1 star: 40
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  • 4 stars

    "Finally managed to update Java on my laptop"

    July 25, 2014   |   By Sheafferkin

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 Update 65

    Pros

    Actually installed an updated version of Java, according to the Java website, unlike what the java website kept trying to install.

    Cons

    None so far.

    Summary

    I'd tried several times to update from the Java site and it didn't seem to be working. I kept getting stuck with version 7 update 45 and a website I visit often kept telling me my version of Java was out of date. Downloaded this, ran it, Firefox restarted and loaded java.com, which checked and confirmed 7 update 65. Thank you CNET, for hosting this. I think java.com is trying to install a 64-bit version that won't work with Firefox on Windows. You'd think they'd know better...

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  • 4 stars

    "Runs well in Win 8.1."

    February 08, 2014   |   By GCG1000

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 Update 51

    Pros

    Runs as advertised. No problems. The app that uses JRE works.

    Cons

    None at this time.

    Summary

    JRE is OK.

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  • 4 stars

    "Invisible except when updating"

    November 29, 2013   |   By Bengl2011

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 update 45

    Pros

    Seems to work - not aware of any errors or crashes, unlike most other software.

    Cons

    Frequent updates - always have to uncheck boxes for unwanted add-ons.

    Summary

    I always install the updates just in case it really helps - I dislike the reverse advertising though (you accept unless you actively decline!)

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  • 2 stars

    "JAVA deployment in Firefox is vulnerable."

    November 07, 2013   |   By terryfoofstix

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 update 45

    Pros

    Easy to update - I've tried it at least 10 times...

    Cons

    Java Deployment Toolkit has been blocked for your protection. In Firefox JAVA requires too much intervention.

    Summary

    Not being much of a technical person, I rely on these updates to be rather transparent when I install them. I really am very frustrated with this add-on.

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  • 3 stars

    "I wonder about them!"

    November 06, 2013   |   By bikeboatski

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 update 45

    Pros

    Supposed to make things run better

    Cons

    frequent updates.
    annoying reminders

    Summary

    I wonder if the main reason for the updates is to sneak in new advertisers because if this is the case and I found out I would ditch it in a heartbeat. I hate being tricked or having my time wasted by greedy advertisers.

    Anyone know for sure? Please inform?

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  • 5 stars

    "popup gone!"

    October 04, 2013   |   By rockydogg

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 Update 40

    Pros

    daily reminder popup is finally gone!

    Cons

    none as far as I know

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  • 5 stars

    "This is a hidden software & I have not had any trouble"

    September 27, 2013   |   By RamblingRam

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 Update 40

    Pros

    Seems to run good in the background without any problems or trouble. Does what it's suppose to do, and that's a plus IMHO.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this time.

    Summary

    I would recommend anyone to download this software, as it seems to make your computer run better and eliminates some problems that might occur if you don't have it up and running on your computer.

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  • 3 stars

    "Java updates are getting really annoying"

    September 26, 2013   |   By alanrc1234

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 Update 40

    Pros

    They are free, except for the wasted time involved in repeatedly downloading the same thing over and over.

    Cons

    I can't believe that all these incremental updates are really necessary. Plus Java tries to get the user to download the Ask toolbar and such. Bogus!

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  • 4 stars

    "Runs in the background, makes some other programs work"

    September 20, 2013   |   By rrochefort

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 Update 40

    Pros

    Unobtrusive, does its job.

    Cons

    None that I know of.

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  • 1 stars

    "Worthless program"

    August 08, 2013   |   By Railmar

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 Update 25

    Pros

    This program has no redeeming qualities.

    Cons

    Won't install

    Summary

    I use chrome. This program absolutely will not install with this browser.

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